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.

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Are YOU in the 33%?

1 in 3 adults in the United States are at risk of life-threatening kidney disease. That is over 37 MILLION individuals! Unbelievably, most of these people don't even know they have kidney disease. We want to change that. 


If you or a family member have one or more risk factors, go to MinuteForYourKidneys.org today and find out what to do next and how to talk to your doctor. 


Some possible risk factors you and your loved ones should be aware of:

  • High Blood Pressure
  • Heart Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Overweight or Obese
  • Family history of kidney disease. 


Take the First Step:

The first step to preventing kidney disease is knowing your risk. With one minute to spare, go to minuteforyourkidneys.org and understand your risk for developing kidney disease. When was the last time a minute held so much value?

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2023 NKF National Capital Area Kidney Walk

Date: Saturday, October 14, 2023

Location: Freedom Plaza, Washington DC

Time: 10:00 AM


Save the Date! Join NKF Serving the National Capital Area and our incredible local kidney community on Saturday, October 14 for the annual NKF National Capital Area Kidney Walk. Held in the heart of our nation's Capital at Freedom Plaza in Washington DC, the Kidney Walk is a signature fundraising event that unites and empowers all people affected by kidney disease and amplifies awareness of this devastating chronic illness. Kidney Walks are a vital source of support as we provide real-time assistance for those in need. More than 80% of every dollar donated goes directly to research, patient services, professional education, public health awareness, and community services. Walkers coming to Freedom Plaza will get the incredible opportunity to walk alongside our National Capital Area kidney community while walking alongside all the Washington DC tourist destinations on our picturesque, 4-mile course. 


The Kidney Walk offers several different ways to show your support:

  • Start a Fundraising Team: Register a team on our website, invite your friends and family to join and collect donations to help support NKF!
  • Sponsor the Walk: We offer a wide range of sponsorship opportunities starting at $2,500. Are you/your company interested? Let's chat. Email Giles "Teddy" Mosher, Development Manager, at giles.mosher@kidney.org 
  • Make a Donation: Don't have time to get involved? No worries! Go to kidneywalk.org/NCA and make your tax-deductible donation today. Every little bit helps!
  • Share the Walk on Social Media: Spread the word about the Walk to friends, family, colleagues and neighbors! You never know who has been impacted by kidney disease. 

Our Programs

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"The Big Ask, The Big Give: Helping Veterans Find A Living Donor"

Date: Thursday, July 13, 2023

Time: 2:00-3:30 PM

Location: Virtual (Zoom)


Are you an armed forces veteran? Do you or a loved one suffer from kidney disease and/or need a kidney transplant? We can help. The National Kidney Foundation serving the National Capital Area is proud to partner with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and the United States Department of Veteran's Affairs to host a veterans-exclusive, FREE virtual workshop that will provide participants with valuable information on how to keep your kidneys healthy, how to seek out a kidney transplant and how to find a living donor. Interested in learning more about this workshop? Contact Ashwani Jain, Programs Director, at ashwani.jain@kidney.org


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Take Charge of your Kidney Health (July & August Class)

Date: Every Thursday from July 6 to August 31, 2023

Time: 5:30-8:00 PM


The National Kidney Foundation is proud to continue offering its free, 9-week webinar workshop series called "Take Charge of your Kidney Health" for the months of July and August. This course is designed for individuals suffering from kidney disease and their loved ones to learn more about how to manage his/her/their kidney disease and, as a result, lead overall healthier lifestyles. The first six weeks focus on improving overall health and the final two weeks focus specifically on how to keep your kidneys healthy. At the end of the 9 weeks, individuals will have the opportunity to participate in a live Q&A with local healthcare and kidney disease experts. Don't miss out! Spots fill up fast. Questions? Contact Katherine Hughes, Community Outreach Coordinator, at katherine.hughes@kidney.org

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Drive for Dialysis

When: Anytime!


Looking for a great employee volunteer opportunity for your company/organization? Want to help kidney disease patients and their loved ones while doing so? Look no further than NKF's Drive for Dialysis program, which allows companies the opportunity to have their employees volunteer by helping pack care packages for dialysis patients in their local communities. These bags include items like blankets, water bottles, and other small gifts to help make the recipient's time on dialysis just a little easier. Along the way, participants will learn more about kidney disease and how he/she can take steps to prevent kidney disease in their day-to-day lives. If you or your organization is interested in learning about how you can start a D4D at YOUR workplace, click the link below to learn more. 

Our Past Events & Programs

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NKF National Capital Area Golf Classic

Date: Monday, June 5, 2023

Location: The Club at Creighton Farms, Aldie, VA, 20105


Our NKF National Capital Area Golf Classic certainly was "tee-rific"! Thank you to all of the golfers, sponsors, donors, staff and volunteers who helped make this year's event such a success. The field of over 110 golfers enjoyed an incredible day at the renowned "Jack Nicklaus Signature" Club at Creighton Farms in Aldie, VA, all while supporting the mission of the National Kidney Foundation. After they were done on the course, golfers were able to bid on a robust silent auction (including a week-long stay at a Vail, CO vacation home and a chance to throw out the first pitch at a Nationals home game). We are so excited to announce that the support of our players helped us set new tournament day fundraising records, which will allow NKF to continue the great work we are doing in the National Capital Area community. 


Special thank you to our presenting sponsor Planet Fitness, as well as our other sponsors Buch Construction, HM Insurance, Tito's Handmade Vodka, Aerobiology Labs, Banner's Hallmark, Beautiful Home Services, and First Home Mortgage. We'd also like to thank Jason Ward and Chick-Fil-A for donating lunches to all our players and to Punch Digital Strategies for their support on digital and print assets. 


We are actively working with the Creighton Farms team to secure a date for 2024, so stay tuned!


There is still time to donate, so head to our tournament website to make your tax-deductible donation today. 

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41st Annual NKF Kidney Ball

Event Date: Friday, March 31, 2023


Oh, what a night! Thank you to everyone who supported and attended the 41st Annual NKF Kidney Ball at the Anthem in Washington DC on Friday, March 31. Chaired by Attain Partners Founder & Chief Executive Officer Greg Baroni and hosted by NBC4 Washington's Doug Kammerer and Jummy Olabanji, the event celebrated NKF's advances in kidney disease awareness, treatment, and prevention. To cap off the evening, attendees danced the night away to the sounds of one of the region's top cover bands: The Reagan Years!


We want to once again congratulate our 2023 NKF honorees, who were recognized at the Kidney Ball. Jummy Olabanji was awarded the Arthur P. Pasquarella Leadership in Action Award for her dedication to the National Kidney Foundation and its mission through her work as a local board member and for utilizing her public platform to raise awareness and further initiatives about kidney disease in our local community. We were also pleased to honor CareDx and Planet Fitness with the NKF Corporate Citizenship Award for going above and beyond in their support of local NKF events and programs and for being steadfast partners in the fight against kidney disease. 


There is still time to pledge your support! Visit the Kidney Ball website below and click the "Donate" button to make your tax-deductible contribution today. Finally, we would like to thank all of our event sponsors, including Brown, Brothers & Harriman, Ron & Joy Paul, CareDx, Attain Partners, Elevance Health, Maximus, Horizon Therapeutics, and much, much more. 

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2023 NKF Congressional Awards Reception

Event Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2023


The NKF Congressional Awards Reception was held in conjunction with the National Kidney Foundation's annual Kidney Patient Summit, where kidney patients and living donors from around the country converged in Washington DC to meet with their state representatives to discuss the issues and policies that impact the lives of kidney patients and their loved ones. At the Congressional Awards Reception, the National Kidney Foundation honored a select few of those elected officials who have served as champions in the fight against kidney disease by using their positions to help further initiatives, bills, and laws that will ultimately benefit individuals battling kidney disease and their loved ones. 


This year, we were proud to honor Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith from Mississippi and Congresswoman Gwen Moore from Wisconsin with the NKF Congressional Award. We also were proud to honor Roberta "Bobbie" Reed with 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 or her community. 

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. 


Big victories are possible with your voice. 

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. 

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We're on Social Media!

Stay connected with our office on social media! We love engaging with our kidney community. Follow the below pages for more information about upcoming events, programs, and helpful tips/information to help you live your healthiest life for your kidneys!

Local Office

NKF Serving the National Capital Area
1600 Tysons Blvd
Suite 330
McLean, VA 22102
Phone: 202.244.7900
Fax: 202.244.7405

NKF Serving Virginia
10286 Staples Mill Road, Box 814
Glen Allen, Va 23060
Phone: 804.288.8342
Fax: 804.282.7835

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events at this time. Please check back soon!