Category Archives: Recent News


Match Your Gift!

Let Your Company Double or Triple Your Impact! Many employers sponsor matching gift programs to match charitable contributions made by their employees. Gifts from employees’ spouses and retirees may also qualify for a match. Employee matching gift programs are corporate giving programs. If you volunteer with us, your company may also offer a volunteer grant program. Here’s an example. Let’s.....Continue


Donne Melton’s Story

On June 2, Dundalk resident Donne Melton participated in The National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland and Delaware’s 9th annual Rappel for Kidney Health. “I will be rappelling off of a 38-story building,” Melton told the Eagle before the event. For Melton, the cause is personal. At 26, he began to feel unbearable symptoms like fatigue. After a visit to Johns.....Continue


Gout and Chronic Kidney Disease

Gout and CKD People who have chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at increased risk for gout and often are unaware of this risk. If left untreated, gout can lead to serious health issues. The information on the following pages will provide education and awareness materials to help patients with kidney disease minimize the impact of gout, as well as, inform.....Continue


Great Resource for Patients – Free Prescription Discount Card

FREE PRESCRIPTION DISCOUNT CARD Use the card to get discounts on prescriptions! Every time you save, NKF will receive a donation from Watertree Health, at no cost to you...Continue


Are You Adventurous?

The National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland and Delaware would like to welcome you to “Go Over the Edge,” and Rappel for Kidney Health on June 2, 2018! We’re excited to announce that this year, Rappel for Kidney Health will be at a new location, 201 N. Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201, thanks in part to our building partner Blue Ocean Realty......Continue


Golf Classic

JOIN US ON THE ROAD TO PEBBLE BEACH! NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic Greystone Golf Course Friday, September 14, 2018 1:00pm to 8:00pm White Hall, MD ABOUT THIS EVENT The road to Pebble Beach starts at Greystone Golf Course on September 14, 2018! The National Kidney Foundation Konica Minolta Golf Classic is the nation’s Premier Amateur Golf Event for Charity......Continue


Big Ask Big Give

A conversation can save a life. Often the hardest part for someone with kidney failure is asking a loved one or friend to become a donor. Whether you need a kidney or are considering donation, let us help you start the conversation. Living donation makes better lives possible. For more information click here to learn more!..Continue


One in Seven American Adults Estimated to Have Chronic Kidney Disease

New Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Shows 30 Million Americans Affected New York, NY—June 6, 2017—The number of Americans affected by chronic kidney disease (CKD) is higher than previously estimated and affects 15% of the U.S. adult population, this according to new data analyzed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  One in seven.....Continue


NKF launches Heart Your Kidneys Campaign

Heart Your Kidneys (HYK) is our public awareness campaign; as an activist organization, Heart Your Kidneys elevates the kidneys to the status of other vital organs such as the heart. Kidneys are our body’s small, but powerful, chemical factories; working 24/7 to remove waste and keep our blood pressure in check. It only takes two simple tests at your primary care.....Continue


Your Voice Needs to be Heard!

We Need You to Tell Congress: Do Not Repeal the ACA without First Protecting Patients Congress is likely to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) very soon. The law guarantees that people with chronic conditions have access to affordable health insurance and Congress could take this away. As someone with, or who has a loved one with, a chronic condition.....Continue