NKF Serving Philadelphia/Delaware Valley

Kidney Walk

Walk the Kidney Walk!

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.

May 20, 2018 – New Jersey Kidney Walk – West Windsor Township, NJ
October 14, 2018 – Philadelphia Kidney Walk – Philadelphia, PA
October 2018 – Wilmington Kidney Walk – Wilmington, DE

The Big Ask: The Big Give Workshop

A Workshop on Living Donation with the National Kidney Foundation and Christiana Care Health System. Open to kidney patients, family members, friends, and potential living donors, the workshops provide interactive education about living donation and transplant, and teach the best, most effective strategies and tips for finding a living donor.

Sunday, May 20, 2018
John H. Ammon Medical Education Center
Christiana Hospital
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE 19718
12pm-4pm

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NKF Honors

The 2018 NKF Honors Awards Benefit will be hosted at the Franklin Institute on World Kidney Day, Thursday, March 8th. For more information about the event, contact Shab Dastagirzada

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Do You Need a Kidney Health Check?

Join the National Kidney Foundation for free health screenings and education about the kidneys, risk factors for kidney disease, and steps to take to keep kidneys healthy and reduce risk. Screening includes risk survey, body mass index (BMI), blood pressure check, free educational materials, and opportunity to speak with a health care professional.

Our next local event will take place on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church. For more information please click here or contact Eleanor Kennedy at (215) 923-8611 ext. 743.

World Kidney Day

Thursday, March 8, 2018 is World Kidney Day! Throughout the month of March we are reminding all Americans to "Heart Your Kidneys." More than 30 million American adults are estimated to have kidney disease, the 9th leading cause of death in the U.S., and growing in prevalence. The "Heart Your Kidneys" public awareness campaign was introduced to elevate knowledge about, and concern for, kidneys to the level of the body's other, better-understood vital organs such as the heart. Click HERE to learn how you can support this awareness effort by becoming an ORANGE Champion on World Kidney Day!

For more information please contact Eleanor Kennedy at (215) 923-8611 ext. 743.

 

From celebrating transplant anniversaries, to bake sales and bowling tournaments, to pushing yourself with a 10K — the fundraising possibilities are endless with Team Kidney. What inspires YOU to become a part of the NKF's national community mobilizing against kidney disease? Join Team Kidney today!

Learn about "Your Kidneys and You"

Your Kidneys & You is a presentation on kidneys, risk factors and preventative action steps, with a focus on where to turn for more information. You may request a Your Kidneys & You presentation for your workplace, civic organization, school, club or place of worship by contacting Eleanor Kennedy

Kidney Cars

Kidney Cars Program- Donate Your Car Today!

The National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Cars Program enables you to turn in your used car, van, truck, motorcycle or even boat into funding for kidney education, research and organ donation programs. You'll also very likely receive two benefits you won't get from a dealer trade-in (or from a holiday song). You'll get a good feeling and you may even get a tax-deduction! Click here or call (800) 488-KARS! You can also contact Andrea Rodgers at (215) 923-8611 ext. 734.

Are you or someone you know a dialysis patient?

Sign up for our FREE MAGAZINE, KIDNEY LIVING! Each issue features stories from people who are living well on dialysis, as well as tips for coping with kidney disease, healthy eating, finding support, and so much more.

Organ Donation Program

Organ Donation Education Program

Students will learn what organs can be donated, and how many lives can be saved from one donor. More Information

Transportation Program

Pennsylvania residents who meet eligibility requirements are reimbursed for a portion of the transportation costs associated with traveling to and from dialysis treatment three times a week. This program is run in collaboration with, and within the guidelines of, the Pennsylvania State Renal Disease Program.

Please contact your social worker at your dialysis clinic for an application or click here to download an application.