NKF Serving New England

NKF New England Gala

Join us to honor those in New England that have made major contributions in transplant and nephrology at this upcoming event! The event is hosted by the Medical Advisory Board of NKF New England.

When: Postponed till September 2020. Date to be announced.
Where: The Harvard Club of Boston


Over the last few weeks, we’ve been closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and the need to take appropriate precautions to protect those most at risk. Your health and safety are our priority.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), older adults and people with kidney disease or other chronic conditions are at greater risk of experiencing serious Coronavirus illness. It is especially important for patients to take preventive measures aimed at reducing the likelihood of exposure. This includes avoiding crowds and public spaces.

Here in Boston, our NKF Honors Event will be postponed to a date to be determined, September, 2020. We believe this decision, though not ideal, is in the best interest of the entire kidney community and is necessary to protect the patients and families at the heart of our organization’s mission.

Please accept our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. Our teams are making every effort to reschedule these critical opportunities where appropriate and promise to keep you apprised of any updates.

In the interim:

  • Read our kidney patient preparedness guide to reducing your Coronavirus risk.
  • All previously purchased sponsorships and registrations will be honored at the rescheduled event.

Thank you for your understanding, generosity and support. We look forward to welcoming you to a future NKF event in the very near future.

Please contact Donna.nickerson@kidney.org with any questions.

Honors Gala

National Kidney Month

Are you in the 33% at risk for kidney disease? Find out today

March is National Kidney Month, and the National Kidney Foundation of New England is committed to raising awareness about kidney disease, which affects more than 37 million American adults.

33% of adults in the United States are at risk for kidney disease. Kidney disease causes more deaths than breast cancer or prostate cancer. In fact, it is the 9th leading cause of death in the U.S.

Visit minuteforyourkidneys.org for more information and to take a one-minute quiz that could literally save your or a loved ones life.

What is happening in New England during National Kidney Month?

  • Be Social! Help spread awareness in March by posting how kidney disease has touched your life on your Facebook or Twitter page using hashtag #minuteforyourkidneys and tag NKF New England, we’ll be certain to share your post!
  • Lookout for Orange! Orange is the signature color for kidney disease so wear it with pride this month to raise awareness about kidney health. Buildings around the country will be lit up in orange to commemorate World Kidney Day including the Zakim Bridge, Government Center, and the Burns Bridge on March 12th.
  • Massachusetts Proclamation for National Kidney Month - Governor Charlie Baker has again proclaimed the month of March as National Kidney Month in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  • Sidney!!! For the month of March, we will be posting hilarious pictures of Sidney the Kidney all over New England on our Facebook page with trivia questions for a Facebook contest. Join the fun!

Kidney Crossroads 2020

An important educational event for patients with kidney disease and for healthcare professionals that work with patients with kidney disease. More emphasis than ever before is being placed on finding ways to treat and improve the lives of those with kidney disease.

Location: 399 Revolution Drive
Somerville, MA 02145

Register Today

NKF Golf - Making an Impact!

NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic at Boston Golf Club
June 9, 2020

NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic at TPC Boston
September 14, 2020

NKF New England is proud to hold two annual NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classics. The top finishing teams in both will be invited to compete in the National Finals held at the famed Pebble Beach Resorts in January 14-17, 2021. Find more information, about how you can participate, by clicking on tournament websites above.

New Balance Falmouth Road Race

Get your bib from NKF for the Falmouth Road Race! We have a limited amount of non-profit bibs to award to people interested in running this year’s race on Sunday, August 16, 2020. Interested? Contact Marsea McGonagle at Marsea.mcgonagle@kidney.org or 508-907-6030 ext. 336 to learn more and visit www.falmouthroadrace.com for race details.

Boston Kidney Walk 2020

The Boston Kidney Walk is scheduled for Sunday October 4, 2020! We will be at North Point Park in Cambridge with a beautiful walk route along the water to the Navy Yard and back. We are looking forward to working with all of our past teams again – and welcoming new teams! Funds raised by the Boston Kidney Walk support patient programs in New England. Thank you for helping us meet the needs of local kidney patients! Stay tuned for more information about registration, sponsorships, and volunteering for the event!

Professional Education

2020 Spring CRNNE Meeting
Time: 7:30am-3:30pm
Location: Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center
1657 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01701

*All fees are restricted for the educational programs of the National Kidney Foundation and the CRN of New England.

Register online

Team Kidney DIY Events

Create your own fundraising event to raise funds and hope for the 37 million Americans battling kidney disease.

Celebrate an anniversary, honor a loved one, or push yourself with a running or cycling event! Team Kidney is about what inspires YOU to become a part of the NKF's community mobilizing against kidney disease. For more information visit team.kidney.org or contact Steven Alvarez at 508.907.6030 ext.330.

Employee Wellness

Your Kidneys & You

Medicare alone spends $87 billion caring for individuals with kidney disease. Go from "zero" to "kidney consciousness" in less than 3 minutes with our Your Kidneys and You video! This can be embedded on corporate Intranets as part of an employee wellness program, shown at community health fairs, or shared with members of your organization.

For information on the above program please contact Stacey Senat, Program Manager at Stacey.Senat@kidney.org.

Ask Your Employer About Participating in a Drive For Dialysis Event!

Does your company have a volunteer day? Ask them to consider a Drive for Dialysis Event! These are great volunteer events hosted at corporate locations for staff to learn about kidney disease and put together bags of items for dialysis patients. The volunteers are provided with materials that are helpful to local dialysis patients to be pulled together in a tote bag and they add a personal message for the bag recipient. NKF then delivers these bags to a local dialysis center. Staff learn about kidney health, hear from a patient speaker, and create care packages that are very meaningful for local patients.

Hosting a Drive for Dialysis event is easy! Ask your company if they would have a volunteer event for staff with our out-of-the-box program. We'll work with the company to design a volunteer opportunity that meets your company’s unique needs! For more information please contact Donna Nickerson.

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. Click here for more information.

Living in New England? Sign up for our regional newsletter.

Sign up to receive our monthly local e-newsletter. It offers healthy tips, recaps major happenings in the kidney community and highlights our events and free programs.

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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.

NKF Volunteer Opportunities

Health Screening Volunteers Needed
KEEP Healthy is the National Kidney Foundation's free community-based kidney health screening program. Volunteers are needed at screenings throughout the year. Contact Stacey Senat for more information.

Become a Your Kidneys & You Presenter!
Help raise kidney health awareness by becoming a Your Kidneys & You Presenter! Volunteer to deliver a short presentation on kidney health to groups in your community. Contact Stacey Senat for more information.

Volunteers Always Needed!

Learn more about getting involved.
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