The NKF Golf Classic is the nation's premier amateur golf event for charity. Qualifying first, second, and third place foursomes from every local NKF Golf Classic are invited to compete at the National Finals held at the famed Pebble Beach Resorts.
The 12th Annual Joint Meeting of the Upstate and Western New York Councils on Renal Nutrition is a day-long symposium that will be of interest to nurses, dietitians, dietetic technicians, social workers and other health care professionals who care for people living with chronic kidney disease (CKD). More Information
NKF Members $50 (Member ID Required)
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.
One in three Americans is at risk for developing kidney disease. KEEP Healthy will help you learn if you're the one. More Information
The Joseph DiMartino Scholarship Award provides (2) $500 scholarships as a one-time grant award to one graduating high school senior and one adult dialysis or kidney transplant patient who exemplifies courage, strength, determination, generosity of spirit, and kindness. Deadline is May 31st. Contact Elissa Rowley, Program Manager for more information at 585.598.3963 ext. 373.
The Your Kidneys & You program is designed to raise awareness among the general public about kidneys, risk factors for kidney disease, and how to protect your kidneys. Your Kidneys and You consists of a set of 11 brief PowerPoint slides, along with scripted notes and handouts that National Kidney Foundation (NKF) employees and volunteers present to groups in their local area.
Donate your old car, van, truck, or boat to help improve the lives of the millions of Americans affected by kidney disease. Donate now.
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.
You and your workplace or school are invited to participate in our Casual for Kidneys Day, a dress-down day held to benefit the NKF. This dress down day helps to raise awareness of chronic kidney disease & support the local kidney community. You can bring your employees together for a cause that will truly make a difference. Contact Jessica Cipolla to learn more.
The following are a few of the programs and services provided from our local NKF office to the kidney community in Upstate and Western NY.
Kidney Information and Literature - The NKF has a variety of educational brochures and materials geared toward patients in the early stages of kidney disease, dialysis patients, family supporters and those who are at risk for kidney disease. Contact us to receive this free literature or view our literature online.
Kidneys in the Classroom - A kidney health education and prevention presentation provided to elementary students. We travel to the school and teach about kidneys - the master chemists - and how to keep them healthy.
Health Fairs - Contact our office if you would like the National Kidney Foundation to participate in a community health fair or other educational event.
MedIds.com (318-397-8441) will offer a 15% discount to needy patients if the patient uses the code "NKF2012".
Medic Alert (888-633-4298) will waive the fee if the patient submits a letter from his/her doctor on the doctor's letterhead and proof of monthly income. These documents must be submitted along with the company's application form.
American Medical ID (800-363-5985) will provide the stainless steel version for free with a letter from the doctor on the doctor's letterhead. The original letter has to be mailed to the company; it cannot be a photocopy or a fax.