NKF Serving Upstate and Western New York

2019 Rochester Kidney Walk

Join the community of 85,000 people at nearly 90 Kidney Walks who share a determination to end kidney disease.

Kidney Walk is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness of kidney disease and raise funds to support life-saving programs.

Date: September 22 More Information
Location: Charlotte Beach – Sandpiper and Shoreline Pavilions
Check-in: 9:30 a.m.
Walk: 11:00 a.m.

Questions? Contact: 585.598.3963 Ext. 371 | ellen.scalzo@kidney.org

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National Presenting Sponsor
Fresenius Medical Care

NKF Honors Awards Benefit

Thursday, March 12, 2020
Hyatt Regency
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

The National Kidney Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2020 NKF Honors Awards. Please submit nominations by October 31, 2019.

Awards will be presented in the following categories at the NKF Honors Awards Benefit on March 12, 2020.

  • Excellence in Care Award
  • Community Leadership Award
  • Leadership in Business

CLICK HERE TO NOMINATE

We want to know about local champions of kidney health and wellness - volunteers, physicians, nurses, caregivers, dialysis patients, local organizations and/or businesses, philanthropists, transplant recipients and community advocates - those making an impact in a positive way. Thank you for your nomination.

Kidney Cars Car Donation

Kidney Cars Car Donation

Donate your old car, van, truck, or boat to help improve the lives of the millions of Americans affected by kidney disease. Donate now.

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.

Go Casual for Kidneys!

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 susan.brayer@kidney.org to learn more.

Community and Patient Services

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.

Rochester Business Alliance Member Company