NKF Serving New England

Save the Date! NKF New England Gala

Save the date for the NKF New England Honors 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: Saturday March 21, 2020, 6 pm to 9 pm
Where: The Harvard Club of Boston

Tickets and sponsorships are available now.

Honors Gala

Patient Education

Kidney Kuisine

Join NKF and Boston Medical Center for a free Kidney Kuisine cooking class. Learn about healthy recipes that aren’t just great for the kidneys but taste even better. This class will celebrate the Haitian culture, so grab a friend and let’s cook.

Date: Event has been rescheduled to February. There will be a Facebook live version. More info to follow

Professional Education

Renal Rounds: Complexities of Translating Research into Practice: The Transplant Paradigm

This program is intended for physicians (all specialties and primary care) and advanced practitioners. The evening's Renal Roundtable program, including dinner, is complimentary to attendees but registration is required.

Date: December 17, 2019
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Hilton Boston Back Bay
40 Dalton Street
Boston, MA 02115

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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.

Date: March 14, 2020
Time: 8:30am-1:00pm
Location: 399 Revolution Drive
Somerville, MA 02145

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NKF Golf - Making an Impact!

Founded in 1987, the NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic is The Premier Amateur Golf Event for Charity. Each year thousands of golfers from across the country participate in more than 30 local events held at top venues across the country, entertaining clients and playing for the chance to qualify for the National Finals at Pebble Beach. Participating golfers raise over $3.5 million annually to benefit the NKF, the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and their families, and tens of millions of Americans. NKF New England will host two golf events in 2020 – One in June and one in September. To learn more about our golf events or to join a committee please contact Steven Alvarez.

Boston Kidney Walk 2019 – A Fantastic Event!

Thank you to all of our sponsors, walkers, volunteers, and donors for a wonderful event held at North Point Park, Cambridge on Sunday October 13th! The weather was beautiful, lots of fun activities for the kids, lots of inspiring stories from our walk 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!

Thank you sponsors!
Fresenius Medical Care, Akebia Therapeutics, Logisticare, Massachusetts General Hospital Transplant Unit, Relypsa, Alnylm Pharmaceuticals, Visterra Inc, Goldfinch Bio, Retrophin, CareDx, Reliant, Allena Pharmaceuticals, Queen Consulting, Dialysis Clinic Inc, Retrophin Inc.

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. View a sample and sign-up.

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.
Contact Judi Sem