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.
the increase in diabetes and high blood pressure -- two major kidney disease risk
factors -- kidney disease is on the rise. We’re working to reach the 1 in 3
American adults at risk with important prevention messages before it's too
late. Each year, more than 75,000 walkers
join the NKF to raise over $8 million to help kidney patients and their
families. Your participation in our events has never been more critical.
More than 80 cents of
every dollar donated directly supports programs and services, including:
- Educating Americans
through multimedia public awareness initiatives about kidney disease
and ways to reduce their risk.
- Empowering those at
risk to take action at free, local kidney health screenings.
- Supporting kidney
patients, organ donors, and their families - online at www.kidney.org, on
the phone toll-free at NKF Cares (1.855.653.2273), and through
- Advocating as the
voice of the kidney patient in Washington
DC to address the organ donor shortage, fund more kidney
research, and defend Medicare coverage for kidney disease.
- Sharing the latest treatment information and practices with healthcare
providers so patients get the best possible care.
The National Kidney Foundation is an accredited 501(c)(3) charity.
All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
To learn more, visit us at www.kidney.org