Summer Newsletter

Kidney Walk Participants Ready to
"Take A Lifesaving Step"

Celebrity Ambassador, Clyde Simms
"Sharing His Story"

2015 Walk Dates Coming Soon!

2014 Kidney Walks

Year In Review:
We held 4 Kidney Walks in our service area this Spring, rallying over 6,000 walkers to raise over $500,000 to FIGHT Kidney Disease! The Baltimore Walk successfully moved to Camden Yards for a record breaking event, while the Delaware Kidney Walk raised 50% more money than last year! 

Celebrity Ambassador:  As a young child, Clyde Simms suffered from focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGC), a condition where scar tissue that forms in parts of the kidney, called glomeruli, causes protein to remain in the blood, damaging his kidney function over time. While he currently plays professionally with the New England Revolution (formerly with DC United), he says, "Since I have gotten proper diagnosis and my name on the kidney donor list, the struggle has been controlling my blood pressure," a leading risk factor of kidney disease. "The tough part about it [having a kidney condition] is that you don't have any physical symptoms. That is the dangerous part--it is a silent killer."

2015 Information:
-Spring 2015 Walk dates coming soon!
-Get the community feeling of the Walk before the day-of by joining the planning committee of the Walk nearest you!

Evelyn Schrodel
"Learning the Ropes"

Frank Raines as 'Elvis'
"The Kidney King"           

Rappel 2014 was a SUCCESS!

Event Information:
Nearly 90 participants joined our 5th Annual Rappel for Kidney Health on Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7! Each participant raised a minimum of $1000 to help us raise over $119,254

Participant Spotlight: Evelyn Schroedl, 96 year old resident of Oak Crest retirement community, broke the record of 'Wisest Rappel Participant" for our event, beating out last year's 84-year-old record holder by 12 years! And we can now say, "Elvis has rappeled the building!"
2015 Information:
-Get ready to Go Over the Edge on Friday, June 5, and Saturday, June 6, 2015
Stay tuned for more information!

-Are YOU looking for an adventure that doesn't include rappeling 300 feet? Become an Event Day Volunteer!
-Did YOU have so much fun at this year's Rappel that you want to get more involved? Join the 2015 Rappel Committee!

Event emcee, Ron Matz, with 
Chairman of the Board, Chris Simon

NKF-MD Volunteer All-Star Awards

2014 Volunteer Awards Reception

Event Information:
On Thursday, June 19, we recognized our outstanding volunteers for their dedicated efforts that enable the Foundation to make a difference in the lives of kidney patients and individuals who are willing to selflessly donate a kidney or another organ to save a life. 
See the list of award winners to join us in congratulating each recipient. 

Mark Your Calendar for Our Upcoming Events!

Dr. Ed Kraus discussing kidney health.

NKF-MD In the Community!

Registration Now Open

Free KEY (Kidneys: Evaluate Yours) Screenings

Event Information:
These screenings are held throughout our service area and are open to anyone age 18 and older to identify early markers for high blood pressure, diabetes and kidney disease. Screenings consist of brief medical history; measurement of height, weight and blood pressure; blood draw to test creatinine and glucose levels; and consultation to review the measurements and discuss risk factors and prevention efforts.
Volunteer Information:
- Meet and greet your community neighbors
- Experience our mission first hand!
- Learn about risk factors for your own health!
- Feel good about giving 2-4 hours of your time
Beyond Dialysis

Event Information:
These events provide an opportunity for dialysis patients and their caregivers to receive education, share their experiences, and have their questions answered as they network with one another on their dialysis journeys. In 2014-15, this new and improved program will include patient education conferences that focus on patients and their families being informed, inspired and engaged. 

Golf Committee Member, Karan McClimans & Top Sponsor, Mike Abbaei, enjoying a game of Craps!

Practice Makes Perfect for the NKF-MD Golf Tournament!

Casino Royale Night Party

Event Information: 
Sunday, September 21, 2014
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Hayfields Country Club

- Casino Games Entertainment
- Live and Silent Auctions
- Dinner, Drinks and More!
Tickets are Selling fast!
Buy Yours TODAY!

NKF-MD Golf Classic

Event Information:   
Monday, September 22, 2014
Hayfields Country Club

-Compete for an invitation to play at Pebble Beach!

Unique Displays competing for Best Overall Presentation!

Savory and Sweet Tastes  

5th Annual Sante: A Culinary Odyssey
Event Information:

Thursday, November 20, 2014
6:00pm - 10:00pm
M&T Bank Stadium, Club Level

Ticket and Table Information:
$125 Ticket
$ 250 Seated Table Option
$2500 Corporate Table for 10

- Live Interactive Entertainers & Photo Booth
- Over 45 Chef creations to experience
- Vote for your favorite Chef!
- Silent Auction
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