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12 Days of Giving – Meet Charlotte Rice

Since mid – October, Charlotte has been thriving! She has gained enough weight to be eligible for her Kidney transplant. She is running around everywhere and really starting to talk up a storm in a big girl voice. She amazes us every day. The past few months, her daddy, Wes has been undergoing living donor testing to see if he.....Continue


Share YOUR Story!

Share YOUR Story! 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! Share your story here! For more information contact Jessica Quintilian via email at Jessica.quintilian@kidney.org or call 410.494.8545.         Amari’s.....Continue


Think Globally – ACT Locally! Volunteer with NKF Today!

National & Local Volunteer Opportunities! 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: nkfpeers@kidney.org 1-855-653-7337 Kidney Advocate Eligibility: anyone! 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.....Continue


Supporting the NKF Golf Classic Makes a Difference – Won’t You Help?

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.....Continue


Santé A Taste of Baltimore

Thank YOU for an Amazing event! On Thursday, February 28th over 300 guests supported the National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland & Delaware at the American Visionary Art Museum.  Special thanks to all of our restaurant partners, sponsors and guests! CONGRATULATIONS to our Award Recipients: Celebrity Judge Awards: Most Creative Dish WINNER: All About Lunch Honorable Mention – B&0 American Brasserie.....Continue


Drive for Dialysis

What is Drive for Dialysis? It is one of NKF’s new programs that allow your office to provide patients in your community with care packages to brighten their spirits and make the long hours of treatment a little more bearable. HOW DOES IT WORK? NKF makes it easy to maximize your impact: Provide materials to assemble care packages from the comfort.....Continue


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


Thank You Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA)

June 26, 2018 Quotes for attribution to National Kidney Foundation “The House Committee on Appropriations will include language requested by Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) to clarify that living organ donors can take time-off through the Family and Medical Leave Act. The National Kidney Foundation applauds Representative Herrera Beutler for championing the cause of living organ donation and for her.....Continue


Kidney Story: Amari Luster

Team Captain of Molly’s Monsters for the Kidney Walk This amazing family/friends have been participating in the Kidney Walk for 5 years now. They came up with the name Molly’s Monsters when she was sick and would say, ” The monsters are good monsters and they’re trying to make me better.”   Here is her story: “Amari was diagnosed with hydronephrosis.....Continue


Watch Out For Trouble

Signs your kidneys or heart are in trouble!   Puffy eyes If your eyes are consistently swollen, especially in the morning, take note. This has been linked with kidney and heart disease.Because puffy eyes are linked with many other conditions, kidney disease and heart disease are often overlooked.   High blood pressure High blood pressure (hypertension) is a leading cause of.....Continue