Join us on October 2 for the 2022 Connecticut Kidney Walk! There are many ways to get involved to support those living with kidney disease: register, fundraise, sponsor or volunteer! Your involvement lets others know they’re not alone and funds lifesaving programs that educate and support patients, their families and those at risk. Together, we’ll come together with a common purpose and walk for those who can’t. Caring knows no distance; one simple step can change a life.
Photo credit: Tina Petta-Pelletier, Uniquely Yours Photography
The 2022 Night of Hope Gala was a tremendous success! Thanks to our sponsors, donors, and community members, we were able to raise more than $80,000 to support individuals impacted by kidney disease in the state of Connecticut. Congratulations to our deserving honorees Dr. Richard Formica, recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, and Dr. Oscar Serrano, recipient of the Excellence in Care Award. Visit our Facebook page for more pictures of this monumental evening!
Do you need a kidney transplant? Or do you have a family member or friend who needs a kidney? Click here to view our resources on effective strategies, tools, and tips for finding a living kidney donor.
Turn your vehicle into cash for the National Kidney Foundation Serving Connecticut! Vehicles donated to National Kidney Foundation have the potential to bring hundreds and sometimes even thousands of dollars in support of advocating for all kidney patients through education, research, and innovation. Donating is simple, the pick-up is free, and your gift is tax-deductible. Donate your vehicle to the NKF Serving Connecticut today!
Donate online or call 800.488.CARS (2277).
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Your Kidneys & You is a presentation on kidneys, risk factors and preventative action steps, with a focus on where to turn for more information. You may request a Your Kidneys & You presentation for your workplace, civic organization, school, club or place of worship. Click here to learn more
Your Connecticut Advocates and other Kidney Volunteers are working tirelessly new legislation to help Living Donors. A study in 2015, showed that approximately 25% of Kidney Donors experienced some form of discrimination when they sought to obtain or modify life or health insurance. The Living Donor Protection Act for Connecticut would protect the Living Donor from these adverse actions. By removing this barrier to donation, the supply of kidneys will increase and reduce the wait time for those waiting on the Transplant list.
It's easy to make a difference! Sign up now to learn how to get involved with legislation relating to kidney disease, transplantation and organ donation.
For people with chronic kidney disease at any stage, understanding how nutrition can affect their health is critical. Kidney health care professionals can help by providing important support and education about dietary requirements and modifications that could potentially slow the progression of kidney disease and improve overall health outcomes.
Click here for helpful tips on salt-free seasoning.
Learn more about Kidney Disease Friendly Cooking.
PREP TIME: 20 mins
COOK TIME: 15 mins
Author: National Kidney Foundation
Degree of Difficulty: Easy
Meal: Lunch, Dinner
Course: Side Dish, Entree
|1/4 cup||Olive Oil|
|1/4 cup||Parmesan Cheese - Grated|
|2 tbsp||leaves Basil - Dried|
|1/4 cup||chopped Parsley - Fresh|