NKF Serving the National Capital Area & Virginia
Who We Are & Our Mission
We are the National Kidney Foundation offices proudly serving Washington DC, Virginia & Southern Maryland. We are revolutionizing the fight to save lives by eliminating preventable kidney disease, accelerating innovation for the dignity of the patient experience, and dismantling structural inequities in kidney care, dialysis, and transplantation.
Upcoming Programs & Events
Take Charge of Your Kidney Health: A Free Webinar Series
Take Charge of your Kidney Health is a FREE 8-week workshop for people with Chronic Kidney Disease who want to learn how to manage their illness and live healthier with kidney disease. Classes are delivered virtually through Zoom and are held every Tuesday from 6-8 PM beginning January 17th. You will log in from your home, workplace, or wherever you have access to the internet and computer/smartphone/tablet (Assistance with learning to use the Zoom platform is available). Our January class is completely booked, but we will be offering another class beginning in March. Don't miss out! Register today.
NKF Congressional Awards Reception
The National Kidney Foundation's annual Congressional Awards Reception honors outstanding Congressional champions in the fight against kidney disease, as well as bestowing the Patient Advocacy Award, given to an individual who has persevered and triumphed to make a difference in the lives of kidney patients in his/her community. This year, we are excited to host the Reception in person for the first time since 2019 at Washington DC's Capital Hilton Hotel on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 from 6:00-7:30 PM. This year, NKF is proud to honor Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (MS) and Rep. Gwen Moore (WI) as this year's Reception honorees for their respective efforts to champion legislation benefitting kidney patients and their loved ones. We will also be honoring Roberta Reed with this year's Patient Advocacy Award.
41st Annual NKF Kidney Ball
Help us pack The Anthem in Washington DC's iconic Waterfront district on Friday, March 31, 2023 for an electric evening of celebrating and supporting kidney disease awareness, prevention and treatment. The Kidney Ball is one of the largest galas nationwide raising awareness and funds to support the 37 million Americans with chronic kidney disease. Guests will enjoy live music, a cocktail reception, dinner, silent and live auctions and more, all for a good cause.
How You Can Support
Donate today and help NKF make an impact in our local kidney community. All donations are 100% tax deductible!
Volunteering is a great way to give back, whether it is assisting NKF staff with a fundraising event, working the event itself, or simply donating your time or talent.
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Prescription Discount Card
The prescription discount card program benefitting NKF will not only help build awareness of CKD, but will make prescriptions more affordable for people with this life-threatening disease.