NKF Serving Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey

2021 Kidney Walk Season

Walk the Kidney Walk!

We invite you to walk your way for the 2021 Kidney Walk! LaceUp your walking shoes and join us from the comfort of your home, neighborhood or local park. We may not be able to unite in person, but our different paths share a common goal; together we’ll LaceUp to change lives.

You can still participate and fundraise for the New Jersey Kidney Walk! – Register HERE

Or for the Philadelphia Kidney Walk on Sunday, October 10th – Register HERE

Patient Education

Living Well with Kidney Disease

Announcing our fall webinars focused on patients, caregivers, and family. If you cannot attend live, please register and we will send you the recordings after.

Kidney Health & Gout
Date: Wednesday, October 22nd, 7:00pm-8:00pm
Register Today

Missed a patient education webinar? No worries- check out past webinars.

Team Kidney & DIY Fundraising

If our scheduled fundraisers aren’t what you’re looking for, then create your own event to raise funds and hope with Team Kidney. From celebrating transplant anniversaries, honoring a loved one, to bake sales and bowling tournaments, to pushing yourself with a 10K or esports — the fundraising possibilities are endless. Join Team Kidney HERE! Have questions? Contact development manager, Andrea Giannini at 215.923.8611 x732.

Advocacy

In 2021 we passed the Living Donor Protection Act in the state of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. This bill will ensure that life, long-term care and disability insurers will not discriminate against living organ donors. Thank you to all the volunteers, advocates, living donors and their families who made this happen! Join our network of advocates to make a difference for kidney patients.

Questions? Contact development manager, Andrea Giannini at 215.923.8611 x732.

The Big Ask The Big Give

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. Contact Marielle Van Thuyne for more information on upcoming programs and webinars.

Kidney Cars

Kidney Cars Program- Donate Your Car Today!

The National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Cars Program enables you to turn in your used car, van, truck, motorcycle or even boat into funding for kidney education, research and organ donation programs. You'll also very likely receive two benefits you won't get from a dealer trade-in (or from a holiday song). You'll get a good feeling and you may even get a tax-deduction! Click here or call (800) 488-KARS!

Learn about "Your Kidneys and You"

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 by contacting Marielle Van Thuyne.

Pennsylvania Transportation Program

Pennsylvania residents who meet eligibility requirements are reimbursed for a portion of the transportation costs associated with traveling to and from dialysis treatment three times a week. This program is run in collaboration with, and within the guidelines of, the Pennsylvania State Renal Disease Program.

Please contact your social worker at your dialysis clinic for an application or click here to download an application.

Toll free helpline

Kidney disease or transplant can be scary. Speak with a specialist who will answer your questions and listen to your concerns.

Patient-to-patient support program

Speak with a peer mentor who shares your experiences with dialysis, transplant or living kidney donation.