Please join us on March 24, 2018 at the Downtown Harvard Club of Boston for the annual NKF Honors Gala
Julie R. Ingelfinger, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Senior Consultant in Pediatric Nephrology, MGHfC at MGH
Deputy Editor, the New England Journal of Medicine
Don't miss out! Order your tickets now to join us at this fun filled evening! Help us to honor medical professionals that have made outstanding contributions to the field of nephrology and kidney patient care as well as a Kidney Hero! Enjoy cocktails, delicious food stations and live music while you mingle with colleagues, friends, and people who make a difference in the lives of kidney patients and their families. Enjoy a lively awards program to celebrate these deserving individuals. We hope to see you there!
To purchase your tickets today click here.
Can't make it? You can still support the event. Click here to donate.
The Kidney Walk is the nation's largest walk to fight kidney disease. Held in nearly 100 communities, the event raises awareness and funds lifesaving programs that educate and support patients, their families and those at risk. Take a lifesaving step today and sign up for a walk at www.kidneywalk.org.
Thank you for joining us for a successful Kidney Walk in Boston on October 15, 2017! It was a wonderful day to walk with your team, meet other walkers, share stories, and raise awareness around kidney health. Thank you to everyone for your fundraising efforts! See you next year!
SAVE THE DATE! The 7th annual NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic, held at the Boston Golf Club in Hingham, MA, will be on Tuesday, June 12th 2018. 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.
On December 8, 2017 Prudential Center will be lit orange for The National Kidney Foundation. Each night of December, the top of Prudential Tower is lit a different color in support of that night's partner. 31 Nights of Light was created to help community organizations gain key visibility during the holiday season. Participating groups will "flip the switch" each night, with a host of musical performances and speakers each night. Join us between 5 pm and 7 pm for a lighting ceremony and information table in the Center Court area of the Prudential. For more information click here.
Public Education Program
Do you need someone to speak to your group about kidney disease? Contact us to see how we can help you.
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.
Drive for Dialysis
Host a Drive for Dialysis: Challenge your staff to join the fight against kidney disease by hosting a hands-on, in-office volunteer event. You and your team can assemble care packages for dialysis patients in the community where you live and work – brighten their spirits and make the long hours of treatment a little more bearable. Maximize your impact and educate your workforce about the risk factors of chronic kidney disease.
Contact href="mailto:Stacey.Senat@kidney.org">Stacey.Senat@kidney.org to find out how you can host a Drive for Dialysis event in your office.
Did you qualify for the 2018 Boston Marathon?
Make your run even more impactful by using the opportunity to raise funds for the National Kidney Foundation!
There is no minimum commitment and our Team Kidney fundraising platform makes it easy and fun to make a huge difference for our kidney community!
For more information contact Steven Alvarez Steven Alvarez.
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.
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.
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 Elizabeth Maze