NKF Serving Southern California and Nevada

Community Events

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Kidney Walks


Will you challenge yourself with an exclusive new way to walk - 2022 Nevada Kidney Walk Challenge? Register for this year's Nevada Kidney Walk and accept the challenge to walk 37 miles in 37 days for the 37 million people with kidney disease.  Start logging your miles on October 14 and we'll have a virtual celebration on November 20! 


Nevada Kidney Walk: Join the 37 Mile Challenge



Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's Southern California Kidney Walk! It was an amazing day seeing everyone gather together again and walk in support of the kidney community. This year’s Southern California Kidney Walk brought together 1,000 walkers from our previously held Los Angeles and Orange County Walks and welcomed new walkers from all over Southern CA. We look forward to seeing you in 2023!


Learn more about the Southern CA Kidney Walk


For more information about the Kidney Walk or to learn how to become a sponsor, please contact Joe Grubbs at 818.783.8153 x543 or joe.grubbs@kidney.org.


The Big Ask: The Big Give

Whether you need a kidney or are considering donation, let us help you start the conversation.

Our The Big Ask: The Big Give, First Steps to Transplant webinar is an interactive educational program which provides information on deceased donation, living donation, paired donation and how to get on the waiting list.

Recent Events

The Big Ask: The Big Give — Presented virtually in Spanish on June 29, 2022 at 10am PDT in partnership with UC Irvine Health & Transplant Center.


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Eventos Recientes

La Pregunta Mas Grande: El Gran Regalo (The Big Ask: The Big Give) — Primeros Pasos Hacia El Trasplante (Presentación virtual, internet). 29 de junio de 2022, 10am PDT en asociación con UC Irvine Health & Transplant Center.


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Professional Education

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Renal Roundtable Lecture Series

Professional Education

Our Renal Roundtables held throughout the year provide medical professionals with a networking opportunity and compelling presentations on issues that are cutting edge and relevant to their practice.


Renal Roundtables are free events for medical professionals, but registration is required.


If you have questions or are interested in sponsoring a Renal Roundtable, please contact Franco Reyna, Community Outreach Manager, at 818.783.8153 x542 or franco.reyna@kidney.org.

Upcoming Renal Roundtable Events
(All listed in Pacific Time)

November 17 (Hybrid)

IgA Nephropathy in 2022- A Case-Oriented Interactive Discussion

Join us for our first in-person Renal Roundtable in nearly three years! Dr. Richard Glassock's discussion will utilize brief case vignettes to illustrate several points concerning mechanisms of glomerular injury and potential avenues for treatment of IgA Nephropathy.


This event will be presented in person and virtually

In-Person: 6:00 PM | Morton's Steakhouse, South Coast Plaza Village

Virtually: 6:30 PM | Zoom link will provided once registered


Presented by: 

Richard J. Glassock, MD, FASN

Dr. Glassock is an internationally recognized authority in the field of Glomerular Disease, including IgA Nephropathy.  He is currently Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the Geffen School  of Medicine at UCLA.


Audience: Physicians (primary care and all specialties), advanced practitioners, and other health care providers.


This is a free event for medical professionals, but registration is required. Space is limited for the in-person event.


Thank you to our Sponsor, Travere



December 7 (Virtual)

Are Your Patients at Risk? Exploring Thrombotic Microangiopathies and Atypical HUS In A Patient With Renal Failure On Apheresis

In this program, we will review a case of a patient with renal disease and evidence of TMA, review pathophysiology and clinical considerations of TMAs, and discuss considerations for differential diagnosis of TMA etiologies. We will also examine the benefit and risk of therapeutic plasma therapy in different forms of TMA and review factors that inform appropriate disease management of patients with atypical-HUS.


Webinar begins at 6:00 PM. Zoom link will provided once registered


Presented by: 

Savneek Chugh, MD, FACP, FASN
Nephrology, Associate Professor of Medicine
Program Director of Nephrology and Renal Critical Care Fellowship Training Division of Nephrology Westchester Medical Center


Audience: Physicians (primary care and all specialties), advanced practitioners, and other health care providers.


This is a free virtual event for medical professionals, but registration is required.


Thank you to our Sponsor, Alexion



Patient Resources

Local Support Group

As a resource, we recommend the Saddleback Church Kidney Disease Support Group. Due to Covid-19, the group now meets virtually on the second Saturday of the month and the fourth Monday of the month. For more information, please contact Helen Mills, Support Group Leader, at sparkymiss@cox.net or 949.412.3210.

Your Kidneys and You (YKY) & KEEP Healthy

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.

Virtual Kidney Patient Summit

On March 2, advocates from across the country met with 234 Members of Congress and their staff to share the importance of protecting living organ donors, increasing support for kidney research and programs, increasing access to home dialysis and addressing health disparities that exist around kidney disease. We would like to thank Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Ted Lieu (D-CA) for their immediate support following the Summit. They join the 21 other Congress members on the West Coast co-sponsoring the Living Donor Protection Act and Home Dialysis bill.

Join the NKF Ambassador Program!

Volunteers are an integral part of the NKF team. Without them we would be unable to reach the 73 million Americans at risk for kidney disease and the health professionals who care for them. Volunteers contribute their unique talents, skills and knowledge of the community to: enhance the programs and services to our constituents; facilitate the achievement of our goals; and educate the public about our organization and its mission. Volunteers are a valuable human resource warranting appropriate orientation, training, opportunities for personal and professional growth and ongoing recognition. We value the collaboration of volunteers and encourage their input in planning and development.

Kidney Cars Vehicle Donation Program

Turn your vehicle into cash for the National Kidney Foundation Serving Southern California and Nevada! Vehicles donated to National Kidney Foundation have the potential to bring hundreds and sometimes even thousands of dollars in support of advocating for all kidney patients through education, research, and innovation. Donating is simple, the pick-up is free, and your gift is tax-deductible. Donate your vehicle to the NKF Serving Southern California and Nevada today! Donate online or call 800.488.CARS (2277).

Local Office

20929 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 47-216
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Phone: 818.783.8153
Toll Free: 800.747.5527

Upcoming Events

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