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Health Resources for Patients in Florida/COVID-19

Health Resources for Patients in Florida/COVID-19

(click on links for more information) 1. Affordable Medications PhRMA’s Medicine Assistance Tool (MAT) is a search engine designed to help patients, caregivers and health care providers learn more about the resources available through the various biopharmaceutical industry programs. MAT is not its own patient assistance program, but rather a search engine for many of […]

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American Kidney Fund Launches Coronavirus Emergency Fund to Help Low-Income Dialysis and Transplant Patients

American Kidney Fund (AKF) has established the AKF Coronavirus Emergency Fund. Beginning Monday, March 23, kidney patients affected by the coronavirus may apply for a grant to cover costs of food, medicine, transportation or other treatment essentials.  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ For more information visit: AKF Coronavirus Emergency Fund News Release

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2019 Hawthorne Fund Annual Report

2019 Hawthorne Fund Annual Report

In 2016, the National Kidney Foundation of Florida (“NKFF”) received funds to establish the Hawthorne Fund, a fund to provide financial assistance grants to transplant patients to help with the cost of immunosuppressant medications. The Fund became operational in 2017 and, with the help of staff, the NKFF Board of Trustees, and volunteers, the Fund’s […]

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Nationwide Kidney Risk Campaign Launched by National Kidney Foundation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and American Society of Nephrology

Nationwide Kidney Risk Campaign Launched by National Kidney Foundation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and American Society of Nephrology

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is joining forces with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the American Society of Nephrology (ASN), and actor Wilmer Valderrama to reach the 1 in 3 American adults at risk for kidney disease. “Are You the 33%?” is a nationwide public awareness campaign launching today for National […]

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POLLO TROPICAL® PARTNERS WITH NATIONAL KIDNEY FOUNDATION AS PART OF NATIONAL KIDNEY MONTH AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

POLLO TROPICAL® PARTNERS WITH NATIONAL KIDNEY FOUNDATION AS PART OF NATIONAL KIDNEY MONTH AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

 Brand Will Donate $1 For Each Water Bottle Sold to the Foundation’s Florida Initiatives As part of National Kidney Month, Pollo Tropical® is partnering with the National Kidney Foundation in an awareness and fundraising campaign.  Beginning March 1, the brand will donate $1 for every water bottle purchased through the month of March to the […]

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John E. Cunio, M.D. and John R. Richardson, Jr., M.D. Memorial Lecture

John E. Cunio, M.D. and John R. Richardson, Jr., M.D. Memorial Lecture

An annual event focused on recent developments in kidney disease prevention and treatment Miami, Florida Wednesday, January 15, 2020 — The National Kidney Foundation of Florida, Inc. and Alessia Fornoni, M.D. Ph.D., Professor and Chief, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine were proud to present this year’s John […]

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The 34th Annual NKF Rich Salick Pro/Am Surf Festival

The 34th Annual NKF Rich Salick Pro/Am Surf Festival

Nearly 300 professional and amateur surfers competed in the 34th Annual NKF Rich Salick PRO/AM Surf Festival held October 11th-14th at the Westgate Pier in Cocoa Beach.  The popular Surf Festival presented by Ron Jon Surf Shop included world class surfing and the Taste of Brevard/Silent Auction to benefit the National Kidney Foundation of Florida […]

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NATIONAL KIDNEY FOUNDATION OF FLORIDA EARNS COVETED 4-STAR RATING FROM CHARITY NAVIGATOR FOR SECOND YEAR IN A ROW

NATIONAL KIDNEY FOUNDATION OF FLORIDA EARNS COVETED 4-STAR RATING FROM CHARITY NAVIGATOR FOR SECOND YEAR IN A ROW

Orlando, FL October 1st, 2019 – National Kidney Foundation of Florida’s (NKFF) strong financial health and commitment to accountabilityand transparency haveearned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the second time that The National Kidney Foundation of Floridahas earned this top distinction. Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity […]

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FREE KIDNEY HEALTH SCREENINGS DURING “FLORIDA KIDNEY DAY” ON NOVEMBER 6, 2019

For Immediate Release FREE KIDNEY HEALTH SCREENINGS DURING “FLORIDA KIDNEY DAY” ON NOVEMBER 6, 2019 Healthmap Solutions Joins Florida Renal Association and National Kidney Foundation of Florida to raise awareness of kidney disease NOVEMBER 5, 2019, TAMPA, FLORIDA — Healthmap Solutions, a rapidly growing national Kidney Health Management (KHM) company, today announced its partnership with […]

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Center of Disease Control and Prevention:  Most People with CKD Still Don’t Know They Have It

Center of Disease Control and Prevention: Most People with CKD Still Don’t Know They Have It

The higher estimate in the number of Americans affected by chronic kidney disease, versus statistics reported in previous years, is due to several factors including an aging population and increased prevalence of risk factors such as diabetes and hypertension, according to the CDC. Approximately 90 percent of people who have CKD are not even aware […]

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