NKF Serving Iowa & Nebraska

Local Events

  • KEEP Healthy Screening - Saturday, November 4th. Des Moines University Senior Health Fair.
  • UnityPoint Clinic Diabetes and Kidney Center – Kidney Disease Support Group – Tuesday, November 14th. This group is held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at St. Luke's Hospital in the Schwartz Center Rooms B & C, and has an array of topics. Led by a nurse facilitator with extensive experience, this group provides support and education to people who suffer from Kidney Disease. The group is a mix of socializing and education.
  • Central Iowa Walk – Spring 2018, TBD

What's New?

NEW this year to the National Kidney Foundation Serving Iowa and Nebraska office is a charity partnership with the IMT Des Moines Marathon. We heard your feedback about wanting more than a walk, and we ran with it (no pun intended). You can now support the National Kidney Foundation by running a 5K, half-marathon, or marathon with Team Kidney. For the half and full, your marathon fee will be comped and you will be required to fundraise for the cause instead! The more you raise, the more incentives you get. Check out the Team Kidney Marathon site and register to run to celebrate your kidney-versary, honor a loved one, or simply help beat the 9th leading cause of death in America!

Kidney Korner

Leslie Day lost her Father to kidney disease the same day that her classmate, Katherine Dostart, found out that she needed a kidney. To Leslie, this was a sign from God saying "do for Katherine what you can't do for your Dad." Leslie said that she didn't think she could go on living her life knowing that she had something to save Kate's life. The two were simply classmates, and now share the gift of life. They were both actively involved in the Kidney Walk this year and continue to show their support to the NKF.

Read more of their inspiring story here

Do you have an inspiring kidney story that you want to share with us? We love to know what's going on in our kidney community! If so, please email it to Hayley.bookey@kidney.org or call and share at 515.440.0402 ext. 463.

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