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NKF-MD Signature Event Teeing Off September 15 at Greystone Golf Course

The road to Pebble Beach starts at Greystone Golf Course in White Hall, MD On Friday, September 15th, the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland (NKF-MD) will present the NKF KONICA MINOLTA GOLF CLASSIC. This signature fundraiser is touted as The Premier Amateur Golf Event for Charity™ with winners from 30 events throughout the country qualifying for the National Finals at.....Continue

Dream … Give …. Win – Enter for Your Chance to Win a Lincoln 2017 MKC!

The National Kidney Foundation presents a LIMITED TIME raffle with your chance to win the Lincoln MKC 2017. The winner will be announced at 7:00 pm on September 15, 2017 at the NKF Golf Classic. *You do not need to attend the NKF Golf Classic to participate in the raffle. All proceeds from the raffle support the National Kidney Foundation of.....Continue

Kidney Disease: The Basics

Chronic Kidney Disease Kidney disease, sometimes called chronic kidney disease or CKD, causes more deaths than breast cancer or prostate cancer. It is the under-recognized public health crisis. It affects 30 million people in the U.S. (15% of the population) and, astonishingly, 96% of those with early kidney disease don’t even know they have it. 1 in 3 Americans is.....Continue

Greater Baltimore Kidney Walk Ambassador – Philadelphia Freeway

The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland is honored to have Rapper Philadelphia Freeway is using his voice and cultural influence to raise awareness about kidney disease right here in Baltimore! C’MON and JOIN US on Sunday, April 30th and meet Philadelphia Freeway, NKF-MD’s 2017 Ambassador, at the 15th Annual Greater Baltimore Kidney Walk. Where?  UMBC – Lot 22, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore,.....Continue

The Greater Baltimore and Southern Delaware Walks are Fast Approaching – April 30th!

C’MON and JOIN US on April 30th!   Two great walks! Join us on April 30th at UMBC, Lot 22 for the 15th Annual Greater Baltimore Kidney Walk. Check-in/Registration is at 9 a.m. and the walk steps-off at 10 a.m. on Lot 22! For directions and parking information click here! Click here for the parking map. Join us on April.....Continue

Ask your Representative to support the Living Donor Protection Act

Ask your Representative to support the Living Donor Protection Act   During March, the Living Donor Protection Act (H.R. 1270) was introduced in the House of Representatives by Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA). Earlier this week, in celebration of National Donate Life Month, 21 Representatives became the bill’s first co-sponsors. Many of these lawmakers became.....Continue

UMMC doctor discusses the kidneys and what kidney disease is for World Kidney Day

It’s World Kidney Day! March 9, 2017 #HeartYourKidneys More than 26 million Americans has kidney disease and most don’t even know they have it. It’s the ninth leading cause of death in the U.S., killing more people every year than breast and prostate cancer. To learn more about the kidneys, kidney disease and how to protect yourself, watch the video about.....Continue

March is National Kidney Month!

When it Comes to Vital Organs Hearts Get all the Love—Time to “Heart Your Kidneys” New public awareness campaign launches for March, National Kidney Month! The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is encouraging all Americans to “Heart Your Kidneys” (#heartyourkidneys) today, on World Kidney Day and throughout the month of March, National Kidney Month. The new public awareness campaign seeks to.....Continue

Concert to Benefit Individuals with Kidney Disease

CUMBERLAND — A concert to benefit those struggling with renal disease has been set for March 31 at the Ali Ghan Shrine Club. The Concert to Fight Kidney Disease has several sponsors, including the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland. Proceeds raised from the event will support kidney research, with a portion remaining in Allegany County to support patients with kidney.....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