NKF Serving the National Capital Area & Virginia

Kidney Ball

The Kidney Ball 40th anniversary livestream will take place March 25, 7:00PM to 8:00PM. The Kidney Ball is one of the largest galas nationwide raising awareness and funds to support the 37 million Americans with chronic kidney disease. Join us to celebrate the progress that we have made in the fight against kidney disease over the past 40 years. The anniversary celebration will continue throughout the year culminating in an in-person gathering in November.

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Congressional Awards Reception

We have a lot to celebrate at this year's Congressional Awards Reception.  The event will feature an opportunity to hear from patient advocates, industry professionals, and Congressional staff about policy advances for kidney and transplant patients, including the passage of the Immuno Bill.  Keep an eye on the event site for updates.

Reception Website

Joseph M. Krainin MD Memorial Young Investigator Award

To raise awareness and create interest in developing better treatments for kidney disease, and to recognize the accomplishments of young professionals who are helping to advance treatment and prevention of CKD, the National Kidney Foundation, Serving the National Capital Area is proud to open the 2021 applications for the “Joseph M. Krainin MD Memorial Young Investigator Award”. This grant will award $25,000 to a young professional in our area.

Apply by February 8, 2021 Click Here To Apply

For Eligibility Instructions Click Here For More Info

Washington, DC Metro Area Kidney Walk

A huge, heartfelt thank you to all our heroic ‘virtual’ Kidney Walkers, families, and friends! Your support means the world to us, and moves our mission forward. Thanks to you, we not only achieved our goal of $120,000, we surpassed it.

If you missed the live broadcast, you can find it here:

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Team Kidney Lets You Fundraise YOUR Way

Team Kidney

Team Kidney is about what inspires YOU to become a part of the National Kidney Foundation’s coast-to-coast community mobilizing against kidney disease. Celebrate an anniversary, honor a loved one, or push yourself with a 10K — the possibilities are endless when you’re determined to raise funds and hope for the 37 million Americans battling kidney disease.

How it works:

Challenge Yourself: Run, ride, or compete in support of the National Kidney Foundation.

Honor Someone: Create a fundraising page in honor of a kidney patient, organ donor, kidney transplant recipient, or in memory of a loved one.

Celebrate Milestones: Raise funds in honor of your birthday, transplant anniversary, wedding or any other celebration! Mark the occasion with Team Kidney.

Get Creative: Create your own unique fundraising event, from bowling tournaments to auctions to ice cream socials. All creative ideas are welcome!

Sign up at goteamkidney.org

The Big Ask, The Big Give

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A conversation can save a life.

Often the hardest part for someone with kidney failure is asking a loved one or friend to become a donor. Whether you need a kidney or are considering donation, let us help you start the conversation. Living donation makes better lives possible.

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Local Patient Services

Our office is dedicated to helping get DMV residents better access to primary care services and free preventative health screenings. To find out more, please email lucas.crampton@kidney.org

Your Kidneys & You

Public Education Program

Do you need someone to speak to your group about kidney disease? Contact us to see how we can help you.

Do you have a kidney experience you want to share? Become a volunteer presenter and help us get the word out about these important topics. More Information.

To request an event, use this form.

Donate Your Car

Kidney Cars

Every single day, the Kidney Car program receives over 100 car donations. In fact, our car donation program is one of the oldest and largest used charity car programs in the country. Kidney Cars has been in operation since 1983, and during that time over 685,000 people have donated their car, truck or boat to the National Kidney Foundation's vehicle donation program. Help save lives by donating today.

Become a Volunteer!

NKF has many volunteer opportunities available for those who would like to get involved and lend a hand. For the National Capital Area, contact Lucas Crampton.

For Virginia call (804) 288-8342 or email Dana Brown

Register for upcoming events on our VolunteerMatch websites:
DC   |   VA

Request an Event

To invite us to participate in your community event, please contact Lucas Crampton at (202) 244-7900. If you have any questions for the Virginia office, please contact Dana Brown at (804) 288-8342 ext 723.


Organ Donation Awareness PSA

Here's the full minute organ donation awareness PSA with some of our local kidney donors and recipients! Thank you to Punch for putting this together! #DonateLife

Posted by National Kidney Foundation Serving the National Capital Area on Wednesday, February 7, 2018