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Kidney Walk

Walk the Kidney Walk!

The Kidney Walk is the nation's largest walk to fight kidney disease. Held in nearly 100 communities, the event raises awareness and funds lifesaving programs that educate and support patients, their families and those at risk. Take a lifesaving step today and sign up for a walk.

Thank you so much to everyone who supported the 2015 Louisville and Lexington Kidney Walk on September 27th and October 11th.  We look forward to hosting everyone again!

Details coming soon for the 2016 Kidney Walk events! For more information, contact the local office at 502-585-5433 or email jenna.peterson@kidney.org.

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NKF Golf Classic

NKF Golf Classic

Join us for the NKF Golf Classic! It will be held on Monday, June 13, 2016, at Hurstbourne Country Club. The NKF Golf Classic is the nation's premier amateur golf event for charity.  Members of the winning team will receive the opportunity to advance to the NKF Golf Classic Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, California. Please contact april.enix@kidney.org for more information.

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Your Kidneys & You

The National Kidney Foundation's Your Kidneys & You program was developed to raise awareness among the general public and individuals at risk for kidney disease by educating them about kidneys, risk factors for kidney disease, and what can be done to protect kidneys.
Your Kidneys & You is a volunteer-led presentation on kidneys, risk factors and preventative action steps, with a focus on where to turn for more information. Volunteers are trained by NKF local offices to deliver this presentation to the general public, corporate audiences and at-risk populations.

You may request a Your Kidneys & You presentation for your workplace, civic organization, school, club or place of worship by calling Nital Desai Patel at 502-585-5433 x100.

If you are interested in volunteering to provide Your Kidneys & You presentations, please contact Nital Desai Patel at nital.desai@kidney.org to arrange a training session.

Gift of Life Gala

The National Kidney Foundation is proud to announce this year’s Gift of Life Gala to be held on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the Louisville Downtown Marriott.  We will be honoring the dedicated medical professionals and pioneers in the treatment of chronic kidney disease. There will be a plated dinner, complimentary cocktails, live and silent auction, as well as live entertainment held in the spirit of supporting the National Kidney Foundation and its mission.

For more information please contact 502-585-5433 or email jenna.peterson@kidney.org

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Sign up for our FREE MAGAZINE, KIDNEY LIVING! Each issue features stories from people who are living well on dialysis, as well as tips for coping with kidney disease, healthy eating, finding support, and so much more.

Eating Right in 2014

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.

Download a family recipe book for kidney patients

KEEP Healthy - Free Kidney Health Check

The National Kidney Foundation's community-based initiative to educate about the kidneys, risk factors for kidney disease, and steps to take to keep kidneys healthy and reduce risk.

Check-up includes: risk survey, body mass index (BMI), blood pressure check, free educational materials, and opportunity to speak with a health care professional. Click here for more information.

Kidney Cars Program

The easy way to donate your car, van, truck, or boat. By donating your vehicle, you are helping to fund public education, patient and community services, research, professional education and organ donation programs of the National Kidney Foundation. More information

Additional Resources

New Patient Packets - New patient information packets are made available to all patients who receive treatment for kidney failure at facilities served by us. Its purpose is to inform patients and their families about kidney disease and of the variety of resources and activities we provide. Please contact 502-585-5433 ext. 100 for your patient packet.

Kentucky Organ Donor Registry - Across the nation, citizens have the opportunity to help others by signing up to become organ and tissue donors through state donor registries.

Kidneys in the Classroom - A health curriculum to be used by students in grades three through five, although can be adapted for any grade. This program gives students a better understanding of healthy kidney function and what happens when kidneys fail. The classes learn about the causes of kidney disease, treatments, and organ donation. It is an interactive and fun experience. For more information, please contact us at or .

Education Literature - The NKF has a variety of educational brochures and materials geared toward patients in the early stages of kidney disease, dialysis patients, family supporters and those who are at risk for kidney disease. Contact us to receive this free literature or view our literature online.

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