NKF Serving New England

Professional Education - For US Physicians and Healthcare Professionals

Non-CME Educational Program

NKF Renal Roundtable Lecture SeriesMichael Moritz, MD
Topic: Leaving No Stone Unturned: Approaches to Uncovering Primary Hyperoxaluria Type 1 (PH1)
Speaker: Michael Moritz, MD
Date: Dec. 2, 2020
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm

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Presenting Sponsor

CME Educational Program

Programs coming soon.

Boston and New England Kidney Walk 2020

When: Sunday, October 4, 2020

Register Today and learn about this year's event! Kidney disease hasn't hit pause and neither have we. We need your support now more than ever.

Click here for our Sponsorship Opportunities. Contact Marsea McGonagle with any questions.

Patient Education

Coping with Kidney Disease is a 2-part series that will discuss the emotional and mental health impact of dealing with kidney disease. The series will provide coping strategies and help patients navigate the NKF website on how to access resources and support services.

Coping with Kidney Disease: Part 1 Date: Dec. 4, 2020
Time: 3:00PM-4:00PM

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2020 Update: Fighting Kidney Disease Together

NKF Serving New England 2020 Update

Read our local update report we've created to help educate people about NKF New England! This impactful book contains information about this year's programs and services and personal stories from kidney patients in New England. Do you have your own story to share? We would love to hear it! Please reach out Marsea McGonagle.

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.

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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