NKF Serving New England

Professional Education


Council of Nephrology Social Workers- New England (CNSWNE) — 2019 CNSWNE Fall Meeting

Date: 9/20/2019
Time: 7am-4:00pm
Location: College of the Holy Cross, Hogan Center
1 College St., Worcester, MA 01610

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2019 New England NKF Honors Gala!

Don't miss out – Save the date! Join us to celebrate National Kidney Month and to honor the 2019 awardees:
Dr Ronald Perrone, Tufts Medical Center
Dr Martha Pavlakis, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

When: March 23, 2019 6 pm to 9 pm
Where: The Harvard Club, 1 Federal St, Boston, MA

Tickets: Will go on sale January 2, 2019

Event Chair: Mawya Shocair, MD
Event Co-Chair: Katrina Russel

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Patient Education

FREE Patient Education Seminars

The Big Ask: The Big Give
NKF & Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

BIDMC listed patients only
Sat, April 6, 2019
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm (check in begins at 9:30am)
Location: BIDMC (330 Brookline Avenue- Conference room Shapiro 1A, Boston, MA 02155)

Do you need a kidney transplant? Or do you have a family member or friend who needs one? Join NKF and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center FREE Living Donation Workshop.

This workshop is for you! While it can be overwhelming to ask someone to consider donation, we can help. In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn the best, most effective strategies and tips for finding a living donor.

Space is limited

Lunch will be served.

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Kidney Walk

The Boston Kidney Walk was held on Sunday October 14 at North Point Park in Cambridge MA. It was a fun filled day for patients, families, walkers, teams, sponsors, and medical professionals! Thank you to everyone that attended, walked, fundraised, volunteered, donated, sponsored, and cheered us on from afar! It is not too late contribute to the walk this year: kidneywalk.org.

Thank you to all of our sponsors!

Fresenius Medical Care, Keryx, American Renal Associates, Massachusetts General Hospital, NxStage, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Cambridgeside, Akebia, Queen Consulting, Lexmark, Goldfinch Bio, Allena Pharmaceuticals, Cintas, UnitedHealthcare, Bar Code Direct, Logisticare, Copart, Roche Bros, Home Depot, Wegmans, Costa Fruit.

Boston Golf

2019 NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic at Boston Golf Club

SAVE THE DATE! The 8th annual NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic, held at the Boston Golf Club in Hingham, MA, will be on Tuesday, June 11th 2019. In addition to qualifying to play at Pebble Beach, golfers will vie for prizes provided by local and national sponsors including IAA One Car One Difference, Tiffany & Co., PING, Greg Norman, Skechers, and Global Golf Post.

For more information visit nkfgolfclassic.com/boston or contact Steven Alvarez at steven.alvarez@kidney.org / 508.907.6030 Ext. 330.

Team Kidney

Tim & Lizzie Jubinville

Are you an avid runner? Do you like mud runs, obstacle races, or other endurance events? Or do you need inspiration to get back out there with shorter events? Join our New England Team Kidney group as it seeks out fun events that will help us raise awareness and funds to keep fighting kidney disease!

Big Thank You to kidney donor Tim Jubinville and his wife Lizzie who completed the Smuttynose Rockfest Half Marathon and raised funds on behalf of NKF on the New Hampshire coast!

For more information on participating or to help us coordinate please contact Steven Alvarez at steven.alvarez@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 Stacey Senat, Program Manager at Stacey.Senat@kidney.org.

Host a Drive for Dialysis Program at your Offices

Challenge your staff to join the fight against kidney disease with a hands-on, team-building activity to assemble care packages for dialysis patients in the community where you live and work. Hosting a Drive is easy with our out-of-the-box program, but you can also get creative. Already have a day of service? We'll work with you to design a volunteer opportunity that meets your unique needs!

Contact Stacey.Senat@kidney.org to find out how you can host a Drive for Dialysis event in your office.

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