NKF Serving Southern California and Nevada

Kidney Walk 

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Kidney Walk



Join us in Long Beach on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023 for this year's Kidney Walk!  Register today! 


One simple step can change a life. Your walk builds hope for a future without suffering—for every person in this fight. Are you with us?


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.


Professional Education

55th Annual Medical Symposium

Virtual Options Available

Register Today!

Date: Friday, October 13, 2023

Location: Crowne Plaza, Foster City


Contact Patty McCormac Patty.McCormac@kidney.org to learn more about sponsorship and exhibit opportunities. 

Upcoming Patient Programs

Webinar: Get Uncomfortable With Lupus Nephritis: What You Need to Know About Lupus and the Kidneys

Date: Thurs, September 14, 2023
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm PT


Lupus nephritis, an inflammation of the kidneys, is a serious complication of lupus that can cause irreversible kidney damage and kidney failure. One in two people living with lupus may develop lupus nephritis over time.


Join us for a virtual discussion about some of the uncomfortable aspects of lupus nephritis and learn what steps you can take to help prevent further damage.


Thank you to sponsor, Aurinia Pharmaceuticals, for making this program possible. 

Webinar: Who You Gonna Call? Getting Care Concerns Addressed

Date: Tue, August 22, 2023

Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm PT


Topics Include:

  • Knowing your rights as a patient
  • First steps toward resolution with dialysis clinic or transplant center
  • Other resources: the role of the End Stage Renal Network

Patient Resources + Past Programs

Local Support Groups

As a resource, we recommend: 

  • Orange County - Saddleback Church Kidney Disease Support Group. The group 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
  • Tulare County - Valley Renal Support Group. The group meets virtually and in-person the second Tuesday of each month from 7-8pm PT. For more information, please contact Jennifer McClung, Support Group Leader at 

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.

If you would like to learn more, please contact Franco Reyna, Community Outreach Manager, at 818.783.8153 x542 or franco.reyna@kidney.org.

Finding A Living Donor Webinar

Hosted on February 5, 2023, this informative session shared strategies to finding a living donor.  

Topics Included: 

  • Living donation: benefits & strategies
  • Sharing your story to find a donor
  • Involving friends and family
  • Patient panelists will share experiences, tips, strategies and answer questions

Understanding the Kidney Transplant Wait List

This valuable session, hosted in August 2022, was led by Stanford Transplant Coordinator, Kevin Val Discipulo. The webinar provided attendees with information and resources on how to understand and navigate the transplant waitlist.

A free session for patients, their care partners, and community


View additional resources here, follow link below to watch the recorded session. 

La Pregunta Mas Grande: El Gran Regalo

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.


Program Sponsorship Opportunities 

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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.

More Ways to Get Involved

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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.

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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

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