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2024 Long Island Kidney Walk

May 19, 2024 at Belmont Lake State Park


2024 New York City Kidney Walk

November 10, 2024 at Foley Square, NYC

NKF-GNY Welcomes 6 New Board Members

The National Kidney Foundation Serving Greater New York welcome six new members to our advisory board. With a wide range of experience and connections to kidney disease, we are thrilled to welcome these community leaders who bring a wealth of experience, vision, and leadership to the NKF and the communities we serve.

Challenge your staff

Join the fight against kidney disease with a hands-on, team-building activity to assemble care packages for dialysis patients in the community where you live and work.

Greater New York Ending Disparities in CKD Leadership Summit

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a major public health issue that is underrecognized and underdiagnosed. Of the estimated 2.2 million adults in Greater New York (GNY) with CKD, 266,000 adults are aware that their kidneys are impaired. While anyone with diabetes or hypertension is at risk for developing CKD, communities of color are disproportionately impacted by CKD. The goal of the GNY Ending Disparities in CKD Leadership Summit is to implement strategies that will guide healthcare leaders in GNY in driving a cultural shift in primary care, toward increasing the early diagnosis and management of CKD, especially in high-risk populations in GNY. 

" Take control of your kidney health in three simple ways to STOP or delay kidney failure"

33% of American adults are at risk for kidney disease (yes, one in three people), and if you are Black or African American, you are more than 3 times as likely to have kidney failure compared to White Americans. This is largely driven by economic, structural, and social determinants of health that have unfairly impacted Black Americans, and as a result, Black populations have much higher rates of high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and heart disease… all of which increases the risk for kidney disease. In addition, the way in which kidney disease was traditionally diagnosed underestimated the presence and/or severity of disease in Black or African American people delaying important interventions to preserve kidney function.

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Looking to Volunteer?

Are you interested in volunteering? Check out our Volunteer Opportunities page to learn about different ways you can help kidney patients.

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.

Professional Education

Designed for professionals committed to continuing their education and improving patient outcomes, PERC offers activities courses, events and other engaging content on an array of carefully selected topics given by renowned faculty.

Patient Support

To keep kidney patients, caregivers, and medical professionals up to date with crucial information regarding COVID-19 we've included links to our most recent webinars for your viewing pleasure.

Eating Right for Kidney Disease

Two people smiling, cooking pasta together

Kidney Disease Friendly Cooking

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.

Pasta with Pesto Recipe

Pasta With Pesto Recipe

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 20 mins / Cook Time: 15 mins

Degree of Difficulty: Easy
Meal: Lunch, Dinner
Preferences: Vegetarian



1 lbs Linguine
1/4 cup Olive Oil
1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese - Grated
2 tbsp leaves Basil - Dried
1/4 cup chopped Parsley - Fresh
1 clove Garlic
  1. Combine all ingredients, except for the uncooked pasta, in a blender or food processor;
  2. Blend or process until smooth;
  3. Cook pasta in unsalted boiling water according to package directions;
  4. Toss sauce with drained pasta. Serve hot.

Tips & Tricks

Want tips for helpful tips on salt-free seasoning? Check out our Low Salt Flavor Enhancers page.


We also have book of recipes available! Download a Family Recipe Book for Kidney Patients.

Local Office

30 East 33rd Street
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212.889.2210
Toll Free: 800.622.9010
Fax: 212.686.8916

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