NKF Serving New England

Boston Walk

2022 Boston & New England Kidney Walk

Sunday, October 2, 2022
North Point Park | Cambridge, MA
 

Thank you to all of our sponsors, teams, donors, and walkers for making the Boston and New England Kidney Walk a great success! You helped us raise over $200,000 to help kidney patients across New England. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year.

Patient Education

Missed a patient education webinar?

No worries! Review the latest information about kidney disease, transplantation, and nutrition. Our popular program, Cooking with Konfidence has been conducted in Chinese and Spanish.

New programs coming soon

Professional Education — for US Physicians and Healthcare Professionals

CME Educational Program

2022 Council on Renal Nutrition of New England Fall Live Conference
 
Date: October 5, 2022
Time: 8am–4pm EST
Location: Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Conference Center
1657 Worcester Rd. Framingham, MA 01701
Fees: NKF Members: $70 / Non-members: $100
 

New programs coming soon

Exciting News Featuring Two New England Renal Health Professionals

Dr. Sylvia E. Rosas

October 19, 2020, New York, NY — The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) national governing Board of Directors has named nephrologist Dr. Sylvia E. Rosas of the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston as the president-elect, with a term as president to begin in October 2022.

Dr. J. Kevin Tucker

March 23, 2022, New York, NY — Each year, The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) evaluates the work of those who dedicate their careers to the 37 million adults in the United States affected by kidney disease and selects among them the educator, researcher, and clinical nephrologist to receive the prestigious Donald W. Seldin Award.

Advocacy

Here is what the staff at NKF New England are working on!

Community Outreach Manager, Michael Harris and Resolution Sponsor and kidney transplant recipient, Representative Edward Coppinger

New England Advocacy News

This past March, we received proclamations by the governors in Massachusetts, Vermont, and Rhode Island declaring March 2022 World Kidney Month! In the Massachusetts State House of Representatives, we received a resolution recognizing March 2022 as World Kidney month. See the photo below with Community Outreach Manager, Michael Harris and Resolution Sponsor and kidney transplant recipient, Representative Edward Coppinger!

Other Things We Are Working On

Living Donor Protection Act (H4146)

Read the bill.

Email sponsor Representative Driscoll to show your support here!

An Act to Create a Chronic Kidney Disease Task Force (S1377/H2401)

Read the House bill and the Senate bill.

Email sponsors Representative Jon Santiago or Senator Harriette Chandler to show your support!

Coronavirus

We're here to listen and support you during the COVID-19 outbreak. Find answers to the most common questions and stay informed about the latest coronavirus developments.

Team Kidney - Fundraise Your Way

Team Kidney DIY Events

Create your own NKF Team Kidney event with your family and friends! Celebrate an anniversary, honor a loved one, or push yourself with a running or cycling event. Team Kidney is about what inspires YOU to join the NKF community in supporting all those affected by kidney disease. For more information visit tkyourway.rallybound.org or contact Marsea McGonagle at 508.907.6030 x336 or Marsea.McGonagle@kidney.org.

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 Program Director, Stacey Senat, 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 Marsea McGonagle at marsea.mcgonagle@kidney.org.

Get involved with NKF!

Kidney Cars Vehicle Donation Program

Give your used cars, construction vehicles, and other property as a charitable donation to the National Kidney Foundation Serving New England! Items donated to the NKF can help raise money 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 New England today! Visit the Kidney Cars® page to learn more.
 
Donate online or call 800.488.CARS (2277).

Local Office

209 West Central Street
Suite 207
Natick, MA 01760
Phone: 508.907.6030
Toll Free: 800.542.4001
Fax: 508.907.6035

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events at this time. Please check back soon!