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The Beyond Dialysis Patient Education Conference will be held on March 25th, and spots remain for registration! The conference runs from 11:30am-4:30pm at the DoubleTree Hotel in Columbia, MD. The five hour conference covers a range of topics for kidney patients and their caregivers. Hear from top medical professionals from the DC Area on ESRD, transplantation, renal nutrition and other matters of kidney health. Registration is free and lunch will be provided at no cost. To register please email Gloria Adkins at Gloria.Adkins@kidney.org.
Nearly 100 kidney health advocates from around the country flocked to DC for the 5th Annual Kidney Patient Summit. On March 5th and 6th, these patient advocates met with lawmakers on Capitol Hill in order to rally support for H.R. 3867, the Landmark Early Detection Bill. The Summit was followed by the first-ever World Kidney Day Congressional Reception that took place on the evening of March 6th at the Reserve Officers Association near the Capitol Building.
Chaired by former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services and Governor of Wisconsin, Tommy Thompson, the Congressional Reception honored Congressman G.K. Butterfield, Congressman George Holding, Congressman Markwayne Mullin, and Congresswoman Linda Sánchez for their exemplary work on the Landmark Early Detection Bill. If enacted into law, H.R. 3867 would introduce a pilot program which seeks to improve early detection, care and outcomes for people with chronic kidney disease (CKD).
The night was capped off with a stunning performance from NKF’s Kid Ambassador Angelica Hale, who also took part in the Patient Summit. Angelica performed a rendition of Whitney Houston’s “The Greatest Love of All” that was met with emphatic applause. To watch her performance, please follow this link. For more pictures from the event, visit our Facebook here.
The 2018 NKF Konica Minolta Northern Virginia Golf Classic has been set for Friday, July 13th at The Golf Club at Lansdowne in Lansdowne, VA. Top finishers will receive an invitation to the National Finals at Pebble Beach, and golfers of all skill levels are encouraged to participate. To register your foursome today, follow this link. This year’s tournament will be hosted by Doc Walker’s ProView. For more information, sponsorship, or an invitation to the planning committee, please contact Charlene Nieman at Charlene.Nieman@kidney.org or 202-244-7900 ext. 704.
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!
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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 will be hosting our first BABG workshop with George Washington University Hospital on March 3rd for National Kidney Month. For more information on our BABG workshop, contact Shae McKim.
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 February 6 and 22. Please contact Shae McKim for more details at email@example.com.
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.
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.
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
NKF has many volunteer opportunities available for those who would like to get involved and lend a hand. For the National Capital Area, contact Shae McKim at (202) 244-7900 ext 712.
For Virginia call (804) 288-8342 or email Megan Boyd
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 Shae McKim at (202) 244-7900 ext 712.