NKF Serving New England

NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic at TPC Boston

Monday, September 12, 2022
Shotgun at 1:00pm
TPC Boston
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The NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic is the nation's Premier Amateur Golf Event for Charity. Each year thousands of golfers from across the country participate in 30 events across the U.S. for the exciting competition and the chance to earn an invitation to the National Finals at Pebble Beach – all while supporting the NKF and our mission. For more information about this event contact Michael Harris at michael.harris@kidney.org or 508.907.6030 ext. 330.

View our Golf Committee’s Bio Book

2022 Boston & New England Kidney Walk

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

We are excited to be walking together once again in person for the 2022 Boston & New England Kidney Walk and we hope you walk with us!

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Sponsorships available, click here.

Exciting news featuring two New England renal health professionals!


Patient Education

Programs coming soon

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. Check the latest videos: past webinars.

Professional Education - For US Physicians and Healthcare Professionals

Non-CME Educational Program

2022 Renal Roundtable: IgA Nephropathy: The Evolving Therapeutic Landscape with Dr. Laurence Beck
Date: September 14, 2022
Time: 5:00PM - 6:00PM EST

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CME Educational Program

2022 Council on Renal Nutrition of New England Fall Live Conference
Date: October 5, 2022
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST
Location: Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Conference Center
1657 Worcester Rd. Framingham, MA 01701
Fees:
NKF Members: $70
Non-members: $100
Registration coming soon

Advocacy

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

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!

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

Check out some advocacy-based resources and information here!

Other things we are working on:

Living Donor Protection Act (H4146)
Read the bill here.
Email sponsor Representative Driscoll to show your support here!

An Act to Create a Chronic Kidney Disease Task Force (S1377/H2401)
Read the bill House bill here and the Senate bill here.
Email sponsors Representative Jon Santiago or Senator Harriette Chandler to show your support!

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 team.kidney.org or contact Marsea McGonagle at 508.907.6030 x336.

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 Director 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.

Kidney Cars Vehicle Donation Program

National Kidney Foundation Kidney Cars logo

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).