NKF Serving Kansas, Oklahoma, and Western Missouri

The Great Chefs of the Midwest Gala

Great Chefs of the Midwest is Wichita’s foodie event of the season, with more than 15 participating restaurants.

The event takes place on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at Kansas Star Casino. For more information please contact Tori at tori.snowden@kidney.org.

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Magic of Giving Gala

Immerse yourself in true Brazilian spirit and experience an extravaganza of color and sound.

The Magic of Giving Gala takes place on Thursday, May 14th, 2020 at 6:00pm at the Abbott, in the Kansas City Crossroads. For more information please contact Tori at tori.snowden@kidney.org.

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Kidney Social Summit – Patient & Caregiver Conference

March 15, 2020
Kansas City, MO

Join your kidney community for an educational and empowering day! Learn more from professionals and other patients impacted by kidney disease. The Kansas City Kidney Social Summit takes place on March 15th, 2020. The event is FREE and open to the public. However, registration is required as space is limited.

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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 - September 2020

Wichita Kidney Walk - Fall 2020

2019 Scholarship Announcement

Culpepper Exum Scholarship for Kidney Patients

Beth Witten, nephrology social worker, 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 in 2002.

This scholarship is intended to help two deserving dialysis or transplant patients to attend any accredited educational program. The award is for $1,000 per scholarship for one school year paid directly to the institution. Two scholarships will be awarded this school year—one to a Kansas resident and one to a Missouri resident.

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

  • Any kidney patient – those on dialysis, kidney transplant recipients or any other kidney patients are welcome to apply
  • Available for use at any trade school, continuing education program, college/university or career advancement program

For more details and to download the application, CLICK HERE. 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 15, 2019.
Scholarship recipients will be notified by June 8, 2019.

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KEEP Healthy

Are you the 1 in 3 at risk for kidney disease? Find out at a FREE kidney health check!

KEEP Healthy – Tuesday, November 5, 2019
9:00 am – 12:00 pm (last screening at 11:45 am)
Latina Community Development Agency
420 SW 10th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73109

Medical Professional, General and Bilingual volunteers Needed - Click Here for more information on Volunteering at this event.

Click Here for more information and to Pre-register as a participant for the event.

Kidney Health Ambassador Program

Are you passionate about spreading awareness about chronic kidney disease? Do you want to get more involved? Do you enjoy sharing your story or making a difference in your community? If you answered "YES" to any of these questions, WE NEED YOU! The National Kidney Foundation has many opportunities to serve in the Western Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma areas. Become a Kidney Health Ambassador today!!!

Kidney Health Ambassadors are the front line in our community providing much needed kidney health information to support our mission of awareness, prevention and treatment of this deadly disease that affects over 37 million Americans each year. Your time commitment is completely up to you. You can volunteer once a week, once a month, or even just twice a year.

Learn more about this important program by submitting an interest form here!

Kidney Cars Car Donation

he National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Cars Program enables you to turn in your used car, van, truck, motorcycle or even boat into funding for kidney education, research and organ donation programs. You'll also very likely receive two benefits you won't get from a dealer trade-in (or from a holiday song). You'll get a good feeling and you may even get a tax-deduction! Donate now or call 800.488.KARS!