NKF Serving the National Capital Area & Virginia


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

15th Annual Patient Conference to Focus on Kidney Transplant

Complimentary Registrations Available

Join us on March 30th at the Princes Georges Community College for The National Kidney Foundation Serving the National Capital Area’s 15th Annual Patient Education Conference, "Kidney Transplant: What You Should Know". This is a free conference for kidney patients, family members, friends, and those interested in learning more about kidney donation and transplantation.

Participants will also have the unique opportunity to visit with a variety of exhibitors that provide products and services for kidney patients. For more information or to register, call 202.244.7900 ext. 707.
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2019 NFK Honors

Thursday, March 14, 2019
6:00 – 9:00pm
Tuckahoe Woman's Club

We invite you to join us as we honor those who have been outstanding advocates in the fight against kidney disease in Virginia. The 2019 Honors Awards will take place on World Kidney Day, Thursday, March 14, 2019 at the Tuckahoe Woman's Club. The dollars raised from this event support kidney disease and transplant patients through research, early detection screenings and public and professional education programs.

To register or to get more information, contact Dana Brown at Dana.Brown@kidney.org or 804.288.8342 ext. 724.

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Announcing the NKF Golf Classic

The annual NKF Golf Classic benefitting the National Kidney Foundation Serving Virginia is scheduled for Monday, June 3, 2019 at the Richmond Country Club. The silent and live auctions will be featured at the pre-event cocktail party at the country club, Sunday, June 3th from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

For more information, contact Nancy Castrina at Nancy.Castrina@kidney.org or 804-288-8342, ext. 721.

5th Annual Wizard Donation Awareness Tournament

Congratulations to Team Eagle Bank for their 2019 Wizard Organ Donation Win and thank you to all our teams for participating. It was a lot of fun! An NKF PSA and interview were shown on the jumbotron and a table was set-up on the concourse so that everyone in Capital One Arena could learn more about kidney health. See pictures of the event here!

Special thanks to our sponsors: Attain, EagleBank, Punch and WRTC for sponsoring the tournament.

2019 Congressional Reception

Thank you to all who attended the 2019 Congressional Awards. Pictures will be posted shortly, but in the interim please enjoy Angelica Hale's stellar performance from the evening.

Congressional Honorees
Rep. Ron Kind (WI-02)
Rep. Bill Posey (FL-08)

The Capitol View at 400
444 North Capitol St, NW
Washington, DC

38th Annual Kidney Ball

A great evening of fun, food, friendships and fundraising was had on Saturday, November 17 at the Washington Hilton. Check out our photo album by visiting 2018 Kidney Ball Photos

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 30 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

A group of five people holding bottles of water

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.

Find out more

We would like to thank George Washington University Hospital for hosting the first-ever BABG program. Stay tuned for information on the next workshop.

Local Patient Services

Inova Transplant Center offers Kidney Transplant Education every 1st Thursday and 2nd Monday of the month at 11:00am. Please reach out to Nikki Gage at Inova at 703-776-3281 or click here to learn more.

Medstar has a kidney patient support group every 2nd Thursday of the month at Washington Hospital Center's Physicians' Office Building (Suite 215) at 6:30pm. This is open to everyone. You can be a patient at any hospital, any dialysis clinic, any stage of kidney disease, pre- or post-transplant. All are welcome. To learn more, call 202-877-3259.

GWUH Screenings: NKF/NCA and George Washington University Hospital have teamed up to give two kidney health screenings per month for DC Metro area residents. Upcoming screenings will be conducted at the Ron & Joy Paul Kidney Center on May 23 and June 6. Please contact Michele Anthony for more details at michele.anthony@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.

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. More Information

To request an event, use this form and submit to Michele Anthony. To request an event from the Virginia office, please contact Dana Brown.

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 Michele Anthony at (202) 244-7900.

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

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

Request an Event

The National Kidney Foundation offers many different programs. We can send a speaker to present "Your Kidneys and You", host a public health screening with our KEEP Healthy program, attend your health fair, and conduct professional education programs for CME credit for your medical association, practice, or hospital.

Our programs are great for your place of employment, house of worship, community center, clinical settings, college and many others.

If you have any questions, please contact Michele Anthony at (202) 244-7900.

To request an event, use this form and submit to Michele Anthony.

If you have any questions for the Virginia office, please contact Dana Brown at (804) 288-8342 ext 723.
To request an event from the Virginia office, please contact Dana Brown.