NKF Serving the National Capital Area & Virginia

Year End Giving to NKF & Generosity Challenge

As 2021 comes to a close, we encourage all of our volunteers and supporters to help NKF end the year strong. This year, NKF is fighting to give our friends and neighbors suffering from kidney disease MORE. More personalized care. More innovative treatments. More time with family. More transplants. More breakthroughs. More HOPE. Your generosity shapes our progress and empowers our work for every patient, every day. Make your tax deductible, year-end contribution today by visiting https://bit.ly/3BQ8yPK

The Big Ask, The Big Give

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A conversation can save a life.

Big Ask, Big Give: First Steps to Transplant Webinar
Date: 11/16/2021 from 6:00-7:30 P.M.

The National Kidney Foundation National Capital Area office, in partnership with Anthem, the George Washington University Transplant Institute, the MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute and the INOVA Fairfax Transplant Center – will host this free, virtual workshop to provide valuable information and advice on the best, most effective strategies for keeping your kidneys healthy, seeking a kidney transplant and finding a living donor. To RSVP: click here and fill out the form. Questions? Contact Ashwani Jain.

Washington, DC Metro Area Kidney Walk

We had an incredible Walk weekend on 10/23 in NKF National Capital Area. Thank you to everyone who participated in, and supported, the 2021 National Capital Area Kidney Walk. We are so excited to announce that we were able to collectively fundraise $155,000. To our teams, walkers, sponsors, donors and more: we could not have done this without you. Our fundraising does not stop here, though. Visit www.kidneywalk.org/NCA today to make an impact on those in your community battling CKD. To watch our Walk Day broadcasts, visit our Facebook page.

Special thank you to our Walk sponsors: Fresenius Medical Care North America, Vifor Pharma, Planet Fitness, Anthem, Inc., CareDx, Inc., Somatus, Attain, LLC, Horizon Therapeutics & MicroHealth LLC.

Fellows Research Forum Update

Due to the ongoing pandemic and public safety precautions, this year’s forum had no live event. Instead, the researchers submitted their abstracts electronically and were judged by a panel of research experts from the NKF/NCA Medical Advisory Board. The research fellows presented their projects in the virtual event over Zoom on June 10, 2021, and winners were selected for each category.

We would also like to thank Vertex Pharmaceuticals for its sponsorship of this year’s Fellows Research Forum. We greatly appreciate Vertex’s support in recognizing these talented fellows’ efforts. This year’s winners were each rewarded a cash prize.

Clinical Vignette:
1st Place: David Cook, MD,second-year Nephrology fellow at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD
2nd Place: Catherine Larned, MD, first-year Nephrology fellow at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MA

Clinical Science:
1st Place: Anna Ralchenko, second-year international medical resident at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC
2nd Place: Nora Maddy, MD, second-year Nephrology fellow at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD

Questions? Want to participate with us next year? Contact Ashwani Jain, Program Director, at ashwani.jain@kidney.org

NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic

NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic

We are so grateful to everyone who supported the NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic at The Golf Club at Lansdowne on July 16. We had a fantastic day of friendly competition and raised a little over $80,000 to fight kidney disease in the National Capital Area!

The top 6 teams are invited to the National Finals at Pebble Beach in January 2022. Congratulations to:

1st Place
Mike Marrocco
Amar Dhillon
John Williams
William Byrne
2nd Place
David Stuart
Victor Sellier
Jay Conolly
Chad Dally
3rd Place
Zack Gifford
Rod Gifford
Chip Corbett
Andrew Rudnick
4th Place
Dusty Hinton
Kwang An
James Cicippio
Mark Gandee
5th Place
Colin May
Mike Davis
Steven Kuhn
John Kuhn
6th Place
Ben Devine
Richard Miller
Cameron Eversol
Stephen Cox
Closest to the Pin Contests
Sean Scott
Seyla Seng
Grand Raffle Prize Winner
Mike Davis

And although it wasn’t on a competition hole, congratulations to Douglas Eshleman for his Hole in One!

Our sincere thanks to our sponsors Planet Fitness, Horizon Therapeutics, Raymond James, and Banner’s Hallmark. Your support is making a big difference in the lives of kidney patients!

We can’t wait to see everyone next year! If you’re interested in next year's tournament, please don’t hesitate to reach out to: Daniel Thompson.

Kidney Ball

Thank you to everyone who attended our Retro Rewind Livestream Event! We enjoyed celebrating with you while simultaneously supporting kidney patients. Together we raised over $190,000. The celebration of 40 years of Kidney Balls will continue this fall.

View the Recording

Congressional Awards Reception

Thank you to all who joined us virtually to celebrate the tireless advocates of kidney patients. This year, we honor Representative Donald Payne (NJ-10), Senator Bill Cassidy (LA), and patient advocate Armand Halter. Watch the broadcast here.

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

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 Ashwani.Jain@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 fundraising events in the National Capital Area contact Daniel Thompson. For programs volunteering, contact Ashwani Jain.

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

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


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