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Each person affected by kidney disease has a story! We want YOU to share YOURS with us! Everyone’s story is unique, and inspirational. You will never know when your story will touch someone else’s life!
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Amari was diagnosed with hydronephrosis when she was born, her right kidney was enlarged the first year of her life. Amari spent a great deal of time on antibiotics and went through a lot of testing to check the urine flow bladder and kidney function. Amari underwent surgery on May 9th, 2013, a month after her first birthday to remove the bottom right part of the enlarged kidney. Since that time, she has been up and down with her health. Whenever she has a fever her parents must ensure it is not due to her kidneys. This requires her needing to go through a great due of urine samples, X-rays and blood work. Her mother shared, “It is very difficult at times knowing that there is something going on in your child’s body that you have no control over. Especially when she gets fevers and they won’t break with Tylenol or Ibuprofen and you just must wait for the antibiotic to kick in to get some type of relief.” Amari’s family participates in the Greater Baltimore Kidney Walk because Amari’s mother lost her grandmother to kidney failure and her aunt passed away from kidney cancer. It doesn’t stop there – her family also has a cousin and friend who are both on dialysis and waiting on the kidney donor list for a transplant.
Since the first NKF Golf Classic in 1987, more than 250,000 golfers have raised over $93 million to help NKF provide early detection screenings, education, advocacy and research to support the 73 million Americans – 1 in 3 adults – who are at risk for kidney disease.
To help put this into perspective, at least one person in your foursome is at risk. Thanks to your support, we are able to work to lower this number. Congratulations to the top finishers from this year’s NKF Golf Classic! We hope you continue your success when you make the journey to the National Finals at the Pebble Beach Resorts. Qualifying teams will compete against over 50 teams from across the nation for a National Title.
P.S. Don’t forget you may be able to match the tax-deductible gifts through your employer. Click here to find out and access your company’s matching gift forms.
Check out some photos from our event!
Become an NKF Peer Mentor
Eligibility: CKD Stage 4, Dialysis, Transplant, Living Donor
Not eligible: Family member, care partner, parent, children under 18
Online application: https://www.kidney.org/atoz/content/peers-application
NKF Peers contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Online sign up: http://advocacy.kidney.org/become-an-advocate/
Kidney Advocacy Committee Member
Eligibility: Kidney patient (any stage), living donor, family members. Must be an exceptional volunteer who is interested in advocacy, pubic speaking, research, education, etc. Online application: https://www.kidney.org/advocacy/kidney-advocacy-committee
Writer/Wants to share story
Eligibility: anyone with a kidney connection/compelling story
Send writing sample or story idea to email@example.com
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Many companies will match gifts employees make to nonprofit organizations, including for volunteer hours served. Some even match gifts made by retirees and spouses of employees.
Find out if your employer or other companies will match your gift to the National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland and Delaware. Ask your Human Resources department if they match gifts to see if you can make your gift to National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland and Delaware go even further.
For more information about the Matching Gifts & Workplace Giving, contact Pattie Dash at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you prefer to give to the National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland and Delaware through The United Way or Community Health Charities, the codes are:
8029 – United Way
85803 – Community Health Charities
The National Kidney Foundation’s Your Kidneys & You program was developed to raise awareness among the general public and individuals at risk for kidney disease by
educating them about kidneys, risk factors for kidney disease, and what can be done to protect kidneys.
Your Kidneys & You is a volunteer-led presentation on kidneys, risk factors and
preventative action steps, with a focus on where to turn for more information.
Volunteers are trained by NKF local offices to deliver this presentation to the general public, corporate audiences and at-risk populations.
You may request a Your Kidneys & You presentation for your workplace, civic organization, school, club or place of worship by contacting Jessica Quintilian at 410.494.8545.
If you are interested in volunteering to provide Your Kidneys & You presentations, please contact Jessica Quintilian at 410.494.8545 to
arrange a training session.
Who said that one or FOUR in this case can’t make a difference? Your support of our local Konica Minolta Golf Classic will help thousands of patients who are in need of support for things that we take for granted! Things like funds for transportation to and from dialysis three times a week, groceries, medical supplies and equipment, rent or utility relief.
Jackson, age 43, said, “I never thought that I would be in this situation. I have three young children and I now can’t work because I am in end-stage renal failure and need a kidney transplant to survive! My family needs me, I need to return to work, without the support of the National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland & Delaware I would not have been able to pay for my utilities this month!”
Register your team today! YOU can make a difference!
Santé will feature delicious creations from Delaware’s best restaurants, caterers, and chefs, paired with enticing beverages.
Adding to the fun will be the People’s Choice competition, along with entertainment, raffles, and a silent auction.
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