NKF Serving the National Capital Area & Virginia

Kidney Walk

Walk for kidney patients, families, and people at risk at the 2019 DC Kidney Walk. At the National Kidney Foundation, people are our mission. Our first job is to find ways to improve and extend as many lives as possible, and your participation means we can continue being a lifeline for all people affected by kidney disease.

Join kidney donors, recipients, and their families at the DC Kidney Walk to celebrate the gift of life and each other.

2019 DC Kidney Walk - October 12th, Washington, DC (Freedom Plaza)
2019 Central Virginia Kidney Walk - October 19th, Glen Allen, Virginia

39th Annual Kidney Ball

a group of four people standing together in formal dress at the Kidney Ball

Save the date for the 39th Annual Kidney Ball, the largest gala in the U.S. celebrating the significant strides we've made in the awareness, prevention, and treatment of kidney disease...thanks to the generosity of our supporters! The event features cocktail hour, gourmet dining, live and silent auctions, an inspiring mission appeal, and world class entertainment. Visit www.kidneyballdc.org for more information

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

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

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/Pancreas Transplant Education and Support Group the 2nd Thursday of the month at 1 pm. Lunch is served and parking is validated. Please contact Quenby Partridge at 703-776-5460 or quenby.partridge@inova.org 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: GWUH Screenings: NKF/NCA and George Washington University Hospital have teamed up to provide kidney health screenings for DC Metro area residents. Upcoming screenings will be conducted at the Ron & Joy Paul Kidney Center. Please contact Ashwani Jain for more details.
September 25
October 2, 16, 26
November 6, 27, 30
December 4

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

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.


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