NKF Serving the National Capital Area & Virginia

NKF National Capital Area Konica Minolta Golf Classic

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

The road to Pebble Beach starts in Virginia!

Join NKF Serving the National Capital Area on Monday, May 23 for our National Capital Area NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic. This year’s tournament will be held at The Club at Creighton Farms in Aldie, Virginia. The top teams from each division will receive an invitation to play in the National Finals at Pebble Beach.

UPDATE: This event is currently sold out of foursomes. There are still openings to sponsor and pledge your support to NKF. Click here to see the available opportunities. Questions? We are happy to help! Contact Giles “Teddy” Mosher, Development Manager, at giles.mosher@kidney.org

Congratulations to NKF Congressional Honorees

On March 2 we honored two outstanding champions in the fight against kidney disease, Congressmen Bobby Rush and Jason Smith, co-sponsors of the Improving Access to Home Dialysis Act. This legislation will help kidney patients on dialysis access timely education and training on home dialysis and get much needed professional support in their home. Click here to view the broadcast, program booklets, or make a donation.

Event Details

NKF & Washington Wizards host 7th Annual Organ Donation Awareness Charity 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

NKF & The NBA’s Washington Wizards Present: the 7th Annual Organ Donation Awareness Charity 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament - Image www.kidneydunkdc.org

This past January 23rd, NKF Serving the National Capital Area partnered with the NBA’s Washington Wizards and Capital One Arena to host their annual charity 3-on-3 basketball tournament. This amazing community event helped fundraise over $10,000 to support raising awareness and providing care and resources to individuals on the organ donation transplant list and their loved ones. Over 118,000 Americans are currently waiting on an organ transplant, with 98,000 of them waiting for a kidney. We had a great representation of teams, including teams from Compass Realty, a team led by NBC4’s own Chief Meteorologist Doug Kammerer and our tournament winner, Hoops Sagrado, a non-profit organization based out of the D.C. area. To view photos from our event, visit here

Want more information or want to get involved in next year’s tournament? E-Mail Teddy Mosher at giles.mosher@kidney.org

Big Ask, Big Give: First Steps to Transplant Webinar – RECAP

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A conversation can save a life.

Big Ask, Big Give: First Steps to Transplant Webinar
On November 16th, the National Capital Area Office of National Kidney Foundation held a “Big Ask, Big Give: First Steps to Transplant” virtual webinar in partnership with the Lambda Gamma Gamma Chapter of Omega Psi Phi, Inc. In this free webinar, participants learned the basics of kidney diseases, treatment options, and what’s involved in the process of receiving a kidney transplant. Medical professionals were present to answer questions and present this vital information to individuals in need of a kidney transplant and their loved ones thanks to our partnering transplant centers: INOVA Fairfax Hospital, MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute, and George Washington University Hospital Transplant Institute. This webinar also featured the inspiring real-life stories and advice from our kidney transplant recipients and living kidney donor panelists. Did you miss our webinar? You’re in luck! Visit here for the webinar.

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 like to thank Vertex Pharmaceuticals for its sponsorship of this year’s Fellows Research Forum.

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 are interested in supporting next year’s tournament by purchasing a sponsorship, foursome or simply want to donate, please contact Teddy Mosher, Development Manager at giles.mosher@kidney.org.

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.

Kidney Cars Vehicle Donation Program

National Kidney Foundation Kidney Cars logo

Turn your vehicle into cash for the National Kidney Foundation Serving the National Capital Area & Virginia! Vehicles donated to National Kidney Foundation have the potential to bring hundreds and sometimes even thousands of dollars in support of advocating for all kidney patients through education, research, and innovation. Donating is simple, the pick-up is free, and your gift is tax-deductible. Donate your vehicle to the NKF Serving the National Capital Area & Virginia today!

Donate online or call 800.488.CARS (2277).

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 Giles Mosher. For programs volunteering, contact Ashwani Jain.

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

Register for upcoming events on our VolunteerMatch websites:
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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