NKF Serving Kansas, Oklahoma, and Western Missouri

Camp ChiMer 2022 - Kansas City, MO

Camp ChiMer is a 3-day, summer Day Camp for kids ages 9 to 18 years old who are undergoing peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis, or have had a renal transplant. Campers will have the chance to have lots of fun, meet new friends and participate in exciting activities like art, dancing, hiking, rock wall climbing, sports, cooking, and SWIMMING in our filtered pool. Free to attend!!

Registration for Campers, Counselors and Volunteers is now OPEN! Learn More

Renal Roundtable programs

Virtual and In-person events providing physicians and advanced practitioners with a networking opportunity and compelling presentations on issues that are cutting edge and relevant to their practice. Program will be held throughout the year with highly regarded speakers and thought leaders in chronic kidney disease, and an opportunity for group discussion following the presentation. This non-accredited program is intended for healthcare professionals only. The evening’s Renal Roundtable program is complementary to attendees but registration is required.

Contact JoAnna Rogers for Exhibitor and Sponsorship opportunities.

Upcoming Events
  • Tuesday, April 19, 2022 – “Genetics in Nephrology - What Are We Missing?” featuring Dr. Andrew Lazar, MD
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4th Annual Kidney Conference

two ladies attending a conference

Friday, October 21, 2022, at 7:30AM CT
Aloft Oklahoma City Downtown - Bricktown

We are looking forward to reuniting IN PERSON for the National Kidney Foundation's 4th Annual Kidney Conference: a valued program in the Oklahoma and Kansas nephrology communities.

We will be offering this in person experience as well as a selection of on demand sessions. This one-day CME certified professional education symposium provides nephrology healthcare professionals, and other healthcare professionals that work with kidney patients, with timely information on chronic kidney disease guidelines & standards, medication updates, research, treatments, and co-morbidities, so that they may better care for their patients.

Registration information available soon!

Exhibit Hall sponsor opportunities available, contact JoAnna Rogers and Alex Garrick for information.

Kidney Walks

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 below.

Kansas City Kidney Walk - October 9, 2022

Wichita Kidney Walk - October 9, 2022

Kidney Social Summit

Sunday, March 26, 2023
Virtual Event

Join your kidney community for an educational and empowering day! Learn from healthcare professionals and hear from other patients impacted by kidney disease. This half day virtual program will provide a variety of engaging, creative activities, and educational sessions to keep you connected, empowered, and focusing on what you can control. Learn how to be resourceful with strategies and tools for your kidney journey. This virtual event is FREE!

Created for kidney patients and their family/caregivers, though anyone with an interest in their health are welcome. Registration is required and opens late-January 2023.

Sponsorship and community partner opportunities available, contact JoAnna Rogers for information.

2021 Scholarship Application Announcement

Congratulations to Jakob Benjamin on winning the 2021 Culpepper Exum Scholarship

Culpepper Exum Scholarship for Kidney Patients

We are pleased to announced the 2021 Culpepper Exum Scholarship application is now available. Download flyer and application here.

Nephrology social worker, Beth Witten, established the Culpepper Exum Scholarship as a memorial to her brother who had diabetes and was on dialysis prior to his death from heart disease. This scholarship is intended to help two deserving dialysis or transplant recipient patients to attend any accredited post-secondary educational or vocational program. The award is for up to $1,000 per scholarship paid directly to the institution. Two scholarships will be awarded per school year—one to a Kansas resident and one to a Missouri resident.

Up to $1,000 Scholarship per state (Kansas & Missouri) per year for…

  • Any kidney patient – those on dialysis, kidney transplant recipients or anyone in Stages 2-5 are welcome to apply
  • Available for use at any trade school, continuing education program, college/university or career advancement program

Please send complete applications to: Attn: Culpepper Exum Scholarship, c/o National Kidney Foundation – 6405 Metcalf Ave, Suite 204, Overland Park, KS 66202. If you need a paper application mailed to you, contact the National Kidney Foundation at 913.262.1551, Ext. 473 to make a request.

Applications must be postmarked or faxed by May 5, 2021.
Scholarship recipients will be notified in June 2021.

Kidney Cars Vehicle Donation Program

National Kidney Foundation Kidney Cars logo

Turn your vehicle into cash for the National Kidney Foundation Serving Kansas, Oklahoma, and Western Missouri! 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 Kansas, Oklahoma, and Western Missouri today!

Donate online or call 800.488.CARS (2277).