NKF Serving Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey

Upcoming Community Events

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Upcoming Programs and Events

Attend Virtual or In-Person Events Near You

NEW DATE: October 8th, 2023- New Jersey Kidney Walk at Hamilton Veterans Park


October 17, 2023 – Renal Roundtable Dinner, Philadelphia, PA


October 29th, 2023- Philadelphia Kidney Walk at Citizens Bank Park


Full details on each of these events below!

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2023 New Jersey Kidney Walk

Due to the inclement weather, the 2023 NJ Kidney Walk has been postponed to Sunday, October 8th. We are deeply committed to the safety of everyone and apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.


Questions? Contact Jeana.Hoffman@kidney.org 

Renal Roundtable Dinners

New Jersey Renal Roundtable

New Thoughts on the Treatment of Lupis Nephritis

Thank you to our presenter, Dr. Ellen Ginzler for your informative program, and for all of those who attended! We'd also like to extend our gratitude to our event sponsors: AstraZenica, Aurinia, Amgem. GSK, and Outset!


Pennsylvania Renal Roundtable

Update on Treatments for Anemia in CKD and ESKD

Presented by: Dr. Jay Wish

Tuesday, October 17th at 6:00pm

Estia Restaurant, Philadelphia, PA

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2023 Golf Classic at Union League Liberty Hill

Join us on the road to Pebble Beach!

The NKF Golf Classic is the nation's Premier Amateur Golf Event for charity. Each year, thousands of golfers from across the country participate in 30 events across the United States for the exciting competition and the chance to earn an invitation to the National Finals at Pebble Beach-while supporting the NKF and our mission.


Join us at Union League Liberty Hill on September 19th 2023, starting at 10:00am!

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2023 Philadelphia Kidney Walk

October 29th, 2023

Our annual Philadelphia Kidney Walk brings together individuals, families, and teams from all walks of life to walk with purpose, celebrate life, and honor those affected by kidney disease. 


Join us on October 29th, 2023 and let's make a difference, one step at a time. Register for the Philadelphia Kidney Walk today and let's transform lives together!

Professional Education

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16th Annual Mid-Atlantic Kidney Boot Camp

The National Kidney Foundation is hosted the 16th Annual Mid-Atlantic Kidney Boot Camp on July 6-7, 2023. This two-day, non-CME symposium is designed to provide new fellows at Mid-Atlantic training programs the background they need to start their fellowship and gain an immediate understanding of the disease states they are likely to encounter in nephrology. Thank you to the participating faculty, sponsors, and participants for joining us!

Course Directors

  • Suzanne Boyle, MD, MSCE; Temple University
  • Mary Ann Lim, MD; University of Pennsylvania
  • Anju Yadav, MD; Thomas Jefferson University
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Renal Roundtable Programs

A Renal Roundtable is a professional education program featuring a presentation by leader(s) in the medical field and an opportunity for questions and networking. Renal Roundtables are free, non-accredited programs intended for healthcare professionals, specifically physicians and advanced practitioners.


Upcoming Topics
  • New Thoughts on the Treatment of Lupus Nephritis, presented by Dr. Ellen Ginzler
  • Update on Treatment for Anemia in CKD and ESKD, presented by Dr. Jay Wish
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Join Our Medical Advisory Board

Local Medical Advisory Boards (MAB) are made up of physicians and other health professionals to guide the local NKF’s patient, professional, and public education programs.  The MAB is an integral part of the NKF, serving to providing medical oversight, support, and volunteer services to the community. 


Interested in getting involved? For more information contact:


Eastern Pennsylvania



New Jersey


NKF Ultimate Cook-Off

Thank you to everyone who tuned in and voted during our Ultimate Cook-off program! Congratulations to Chef Mario Gentile from Greater New York for winning the audience vote of favorite recipe. If you missed our livestream, you can watch the recording here.


Thank you to Chef David Pollack for representing Philadelphia in this exciting program! To learn more about Chef David and view more of his recipes, visit Cooking Without Kidneys


Click below to access NKF’s full online recipe database, as well as articles about nutrition and managing your kidney-friendly lifestyle.



Resources for Patients

Webinars for Patients

Living Well with Chronic Kidney Disease is a series of webinars designed to empower and educate patients of all levels of CKD, from early stages to those on dialysis or awaiting transplantation and their caregivers. If you missed a live webinar, view past recordings by clicking below.


Stay tuned for new content announcements!

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 or click the button below for an application.

Have questions about kidney disease? We can help!

Our Patient Information Help Line, NKF Cares, offers support for people affected by kidney disease, organ donation or transplantation. It's designed just for patients, family members and care partners. Speak with a trained specialist who will answer your questions and listen to your concerns. This is available in English and Spanish Monday–Friday, 9am–7pm ET!

¿Tiene preguntas sobre la enfermedad renal? ¡Podemos ayudar!

Nuestra línea de ayuda de información NKF Cares, ofrece apoyo a las personas afectadas por enfermedades renales, donación o trasplante de órganos. Está diseñado solo para pacientes, familiares y sus cuidadores. Hable con un especialista que responderá sus preguntas y escuchará sus inquietudes. Esto está disponible en inglés y español de lunes a viernes de 9am a 7pm, hora del este.

Follow us on Social Media @nkfpanj!

Get Involved with NKF

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Living Donor Protection Act

Take action now and ask your lawmakers to support the LDPA (S 1384 / HR 2923)

The Living Donor Protection Act was just introduced in Congress!  This bipartisan, bicameral, non-controversial, cost-neutral bill prohibits discrimination in the issuance, price, or benefit levels for life, disability, and long-term care insurance due solely to the individual’s status as a living donor.


It also codifies an opinion letter issued by the U.S. Department of Labor that includes living donation as a serious medical condition under the Family Medical Leave Act, thus allowing donors to take time off work for organ donation without fear. 


17 patients die every day waiting for a donor, but increasing the amount of living donors can help bring that number down.

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 E-Sports — the fundraising possibilities are endless. 


For questions, contact our Development Manager, Jeana Hoffman, at jeana.hoffman@kidney.org 


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! 


Donate to Fight Against Kidney Disease

You can play a part in supporting kidney patients to lead happy and healthy lives.

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What’s your story?

We want to hear about your unique experience with a kidney transplant, living donation, or kidney disease. Your story may be the one that gives someone hope.

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PA/NJ’s Featured Kidney Story

When Judy’s husband, Abe, needed a kidney donor. Judy quickly started the search for a kidney donor. She turned to social media and NKF to look for help for her husband. Judy’s search for a donor was successful and now she is a devoted Kidney Advocate for NKF and supports other members of the Kidney Community.

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Help support the National Kidney Foundation with your company. Your team can participate in many different ways, such as supporting a kidney walk, participating in professional programs, or organizing a workplace giving campaign. Click the link above for more information.

Volunteer Shirt

Your skills and interests can help build healthier communities, spread the word, and create real change.

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Donate your old car, boat or tractor to help improve the lives of the millions of Americans affected by kidney disease. Call 800.488.2277 or click the link to start.

Local Office

1900 Market St.
Suite 800
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215.923.8611
Toll Free: 800.697.7007
Fax: 215.923.2199

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