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NKF-MD Service Area

Maryland: Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Dorchester, Frederick, Garrett, Harford, Howard, Kent, Queen Anne's, Somerset, Talbot, Washington, Wicomico and Worcester counties.

Delaware: Kent and Sussex counties.

Virginia: Accomack and Northampton counties.

West Virginia: Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Jefferson, Mineral, Morgan and Tucker counties.



 

Welcome

The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland is dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation.   

 

NKF-MD was established in 1955 by Harriet G. Guild, M.D., a well-known Baltimore physician.  Originally known as the Maryland Nephrosis Foundation, the organization became one of the original affiliates of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) in 1964.  The organization was founded with the purpose of fundraising for kidney patients who couldn't afford the dialysis that would sustain their lives. Today, we provide emergency patient aid, kidney disease education and organ donation awareness to thousands across our service area.  In 2014 we celebrate our 50th anniversary as an affiliate.

        

2014 KEY Screenings

The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland continues its mission of early detection and early intervention through free KEY (Kidneys: Evaluate Yours) health screenings. KEY screenings, held throughout our service area, identify early markers for high blood pressure, diabetes and kidney disease. Please click here for the current KEY schedule and continue to check back for updates as we add dates and locations for 2014!   

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month!

Click here to learn more about the risks of childhood obesity.

 

 Join CNSW-DC Metro and CNSW of Maryland in September for this upcoming FREE Conference!

Click here to register online!



Emergency Financial Assistance Program

Financial assistance grants are provided to transplant recipients and chronic kidney disease and dialysis patients. Considered a resource of last resort, this financial assistance is need-based and can be used to meet critical, short-term emergency needs such as food, utilities, rent or medication. Click here for more information.

NKF-MD Golf Classic

Join us in September for the NKF-MD Golf Classic!

Sunday, Sept. 21st & Monday, Sept. 22nd, 2014
Katie Kessler 

kkessler@kidneymd.org
410-494-8545  

Click here for more information.

 

Santé: A Culinary Odyssey

Ticket sales are now open for Sante 2014! 

Thursday, November 20th, 2015
Averil Christens-Barry 

achristens-barry@kidneymd.org
410-494-8545  

Click here to purchase your ticket and preview top local participating restaurants!

 

Kidney Walks

Join us this Spring for our 2015 Kidney Walks!

Greater Baltimore Walk- Sunday, April 19th, 2015
Clare Elliott 
celliott@kidneymd.org
410-494-8545 

Southern Delaware Walk- Sunday, April 26th, 2015
Nicole Scharf 
nscharf@kidneymd.org
410-726-8732  

Salisbury Walk- TBD
Nicole Scharf 
nscharf@kidneymd.org
410-726-8732 

Click here to register

 

Rappel for Kidney Health

Join us this June for our 2015 Rappel for Kidney Health!

Friday, June 5th & Saturday, June 6th, 2015
Katie Kessler 

kkessler@kidneymd.org
410-494-8545

Stay tuned for more details!

 

Western MD Kidney Ride and Walk- Discontinued

Thank you for your support of the Western MD Kidney Ride and Walk.  Regretfully, due to budget reasons, we are unable to continue the Ride and Walk.  Your hard work, dedication and passion for our mission is very much appreciated. We will continue to service the Western Maryland Division with our KEY Screenings, our Patient Emergency Assistance Program, and our educational materials and support for all dialysis patients and clinics.  Should you have the desire to coordinate an event or fundraiser, as a third party, we would be happy to support your efforts.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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