NKF Serving New England

2021 Boston & New England Kidney Walk

Thank you Boston and New England!

Thank you for your energy, enthusiasm, and support for the Kidney Walk! We loved the photos and videos you shared with us. Thank you to all walkers, team captains, and donors. Thank you to our generous sponsors. You helped us raise $165,000 to support critical patient programs in New England. Great job everyone! Let’s all look forward to being together next year at North Point Park in Cambridge – or from wherever you choose to walk! Your choice.

Patient Education

Reducing Heart Disease in Transplant Patients
Date: November 17, 2021
Time: 4:00-5:00PM EST
Moderator: Anil Chandraker, MD
Speakers:

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Professional Education - For US Physicians and Healthcare Professionals

Non-CME Educational Program

Programs coming soon.

CME Educational Program

2021 NKF New England Council on Renal Nutrition & Council of Nephrology Social Works Virtual Conference
Complete the online CEU program between Wed, 12/01/2021 thru 2/01/2022.
 

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Fees: NKF Members: $70
Non-members: $100

Team Kidney DIY Events

In February, before the pandemic changed everything, a great Team Kidney bowlathon fundraising event was held in Mashpee, MA. Beth Ridge honored her husband during their fight against kidney disease and raised over $6,000 to benefit NKF's efforts to support all those affected by it. Read more about it here and consider a virtual 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 become a part of the NKF's community mobilizing against kidney disease. For more information visit team.kidney.org or contact Donna Nickerson at 508.907.6030.

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 Donna Nickerson.

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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.