NKF Serving Kansas and Western Missouri

Mailing Address Only:

National Kidney Foundation - KS, OK, W.MO

9218 Metcalf Ave. #424
Overland Park, KS 66212

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Kidney Social Summit

A Patient and Care Partner Program
Sunday, March 26, 2023
Virtual Event - Streaming via Zoom Meetings
 
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 people with chronic kidney disease and their family/care partners, though anyone with an interest in their health are welcome. 
 

Community Events

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Great Plates

Magic of Giving Celebration

Sample creations from Kansas City's creative culinary community!

Mix and mingle while delighting in the mouthwatering creations of local chefs.  They're pulling out all the stops to win the Best Dish and People's Choice Awards and your taste buds will reap the benefits of their labors.  Valued at more than $150, your $50 ticket to dine will be a night to remember.  Your mouth will thank you.

 

Save the date to join us on Thursday, May 2nd at the Rumley Historic Event Space.  Sponsorships and Tickets available now.

 

Want to donate to the auction?  Shop our Great Plates Amazon Wish List for the perfect donation!

Want more information on how to sponsor, become a participating restaurant, volunteer or donate to the auction?  Please contact Tori Snowden.

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Camp ChiMer Day Camp

Saturday, August 19 - Sunday, August 20

Camp ChiMer is a 2-day, Day Summer Camp for children ages 9 to 18 developed with the goal to create an opportunity for children with end stage renal disease to participate in a camping experience and develop peer relationships, regardless of their medical needs.

 

Help Sustain this Program -- Donate

 

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2023 Kidney Walk Kick Off

Tuesday, August 8, 2023 at 5:30 pm CT

Kick off the 2023 fall Kidney Walk season with tons of fun and yummy appetizers at Chicken 'N Pickle in Overland Park. We're ready to celebrate Kidney Walk and YOU!! Meet other Walkers, get tips and tricks to lead your team to success, and have some fun!

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2024 Kidney Walks

Kansas City 9.29.24       Wichita 10.6.24

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. Team and individual walker registration opens April 1, 2024.  For more information about Kidney Walk, how to start your fundraising team, or on becoming a volunteer please contact Ashley Hunt at ashley.hunt@kidney.org
 

 

  • Kansas City Kidney Walk- KC LIVE! at Power & Light
  • Wichita Kidney Walk - Chicken N Pickle

 

Professional Resources + Education

Renal Roundtable programs

A PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND NETWORKING PROGRAM

Renal Roundtable programs are locally-based professional education events that bring together nephrologists and advanced practice clinicians for an opportunity for a collegial exchange of ideas and open dialogue amongst local nephrology professionals.

 

Featuring compelling presentations and roundtable discussions with nationally renowned experts in the field - on cutting edge, and sometimes controversial issues, relevant to their practice - these non-accredited programs allow for the sharing of case studies, common experiences, and best practices. 

 

Hosted by the NKF Medical Advisory Board of Kansas City

Upcoming Dates

 
Tuesday, September 26, 2023
Title: Exploring Undocumented Patient Care, Latinx Kidney Health Disparities, and Community-based Interventions in Nephrology

Featuring Dr. Lilia Cervantes, MDDenver Health Medical Center and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus 

 
Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Title: Treat the Kidney, Save the Heart: Novel Therapeutic Paradigm
Featuring Dr. Sylvia Rosas, MD; Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Location: Lidia's Kansas City
 
Thursday, January 25, 2024
Title: A Clinical Nephrologists Perspective on Xenotransplantation – The Past, the Present, the Future 
Featuring Dr. Vineeta Kumar, MD, FAST, FASNUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
Location: Lidia's Kansas City

CNSW Quarterly Connect

Hosted by the CNSW of Kansas & Western Missouri

(Council of Nephrology Social Workers)

 

Join us for virtual check-in meetings to share challenges, accomplishments and resources, to get and give support, and to discuss CNSW chapter business and plan future check-in and educational meetings. Bring your lunch and join us via Zoom Meetings. 

Date: Thursday, January 4, 2024 at 1:00 pm CT

Email JoAnna.Rogers@kidney.org to be added to the local Chapter's listserv to be notified of future meetings.

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Regional CME/CE program

Hosted by the NKF Serving Oklahoma

 

6th Annual Kidney Conference

Date: TBD, October 2024

Location: TBD, Oklahoma

 

Registration opens July 2024. Contact Cara.McKinney@kidney.org for more information.

Resources for Patients + Support People

Want to get involved?

Are you interested in joining a committee or learning about our board of advisors?

Volunteering with NKF

Looking to volunteer? Check out all the latest local volunteer opportunities.

What's your story?

We want to hear about your unique experience with a kidney transplant, living donation, or kidney disease. Your story may be the one that gives someone hope.

¿Tiene preguntas sobre la enfermedad renal? ¡Podemos ayudar!

Nuestra línea de ayuda de información NKF Cares, ofrece apoyo a las personas afectadas por enfermedades renales, donación o trasplante de órganos. Está diseñado solo para pacientes, familiares y sus cuidadores. Hable con un especialista que responderá sus preguntas y escuchará sus inquietudes. Esto está disponible en inglés y español de lunes a viernes de 9am a 7pm, hora del este.

Have questions about kidney disease? We can help!

Our Patient Information Help Line, NKF Cares, offers support for people affected by kidney disease, organ donation or transplantation. It's designed just for patients, family members and care partners. Speak with a trained specialist who will answer your questions and listen to your concerns. This is available in English and Spanish Monday–Friday, 9am–7pm ET!

Congratulations to award recipients

2024 Post-Secondary Education Scholarship Announcement

Culpepper Exum Scholarship

The NKF is proud to offer the 2024 Culpepper Exum Scholarship, made possible due to the generosity of nephrology social worker, Beth Witten, in memory of her brother. This scholarship is an opportunity designed to help two deserving people on dialysis, or kidney transplant recipients, achieve their aspirations and complete their post-secondary education goals. Must be a resident of Kansas or Missouri. 
 

Get Involved with NKF

There is no "us" without "you". Give, volunteer, or advocate to help win the fight against kidney disease.

Monthly Giving

Together, we can provide all patients with access to the care, treatment and guidance they need to cope with a kidney disease diagnosis with your monthly gift of any amount.

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Kidney Cars Vehicle Donation Program

Turn your vehicle into cash for the National Kidney Foundation Serving Kansas 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).

Local Office

Mailing Address Only
9218 Metcalf Ave. #424
Overland Park, KS 66212
Phone: 913.262.1551
Toll Free: 800.596.7943

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