NKF Serving Kansas and Western Missouri

Mailing Address Only:

National Kidney Foundation - KS, W.MO

9218 Metcalf Ave. #424
Overland Park, KS 66212

Community Events

NKF and Camp ChiMer Merch

New NKF and Kidney Themed Shirts

Let's make waves, one stylish tee at a time.
Here’s a chance to support a cause near to your heart while adding flair to your look! We've curated a fantastic collection of NKF branded goodies just for you. Whatever your style, we've got something special for you! Every purchase contributes directly to supporting vital programs and services for those affected by kidney disease right here in Kansas and Western Missouri. 

Available for a limited time. Don't miss out!

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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.  Valued at more than $150, your $50 ticket to dine will be a night to remember.  Your mouth will thank you.  Be sure not to wait, tickets are only on sale until April 19 (and may sell out sooner!)


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?  Sign up to win a Golden Ticket, enter to win Brunch for a Year, and preview the amazing items up for sale.  Text GreatPlates24 to 76278 to get signed up today!

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!

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. 

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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


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

Date: Thursday, June 13, 2024
Title: Women's Health and Kidney Disease

Featuring Dr. Silvi Shah, MD, MS, FASN, FAST, FACP, FNKF; UC Health and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine


Date: Thursday, September 12, 2024

Title: Application of Artificial Intelligence in Dialysis Care: essentials and use cases

Featuring Dr. Peter Kotanko, MD, FASN; Renal Research Institute and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


Date: Thursday, October 17, 2024

Title TBD: Onconephrology

Featuring Dr. Sandra Herrmann, MD; Mayo Clinic


CME / CE Virtual Activity

Title: Providing Medical Care to the Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Patient: Clinical Basics and Cultural Competence

Enhance your clinical skills this Pride Month with a session on medical care for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming patients in Nephrology. Embrace diversity in care. Earn 1.0 CME/CEU. Use coupon code NKFPRIDE24 to gain FREE access throughout June.

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: TBD Fall 2024 

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

CNSW Local Chapter Programs

Hosted by the CNSW of Kansas and Western Missouri (Council of Nephrology Social Workers)

In partnership with the CNSW of the Pacific Northwest


Summer CE Program
Topic: The New QIP Clinical Measure for Depression Screening & Follow Up
Speaker: Tom Lepetich, MSW, LCSW

Date: Thursday, June 20, 2024

Location: Virtual, Streaming via Zoom


Download Program Flyer.

Resources for Patients + Support People

¿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!

Get Involved with NKF

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

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.
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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.

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).

NKF Patient Empowerment Series

Join us for our annual National Kidney Month patient education program. The NKF Patient Empowerment Series is a FREE virtual education program series for people with kidney disease, their family, friends and care partners. On the first 3 Mondays of March, come learn, engage and connect with 3 weeks of sessions to customize your experience! Sessions will be led by local health care providers & those impacted by kidney disease. All registrants receive a free Patient Resource Guide eBook full of recipes, patient stories, articles and more! 
  • Week 1: Monday, March 4th -- Navigating Kidney Disease with Confidence
  • Week 2: Monday, March 11th -- Kidney Treatment Options 101
  • Week 3: Monday, March 18th -- The Future of Kidney Care: What's New in Kidney Research and Clinical Trials

This program is FREE to attend, registration is required for every participant (even if you plan to watch from the same device).

Local Office

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

Upcoming Events