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Celebrate March, National Kidney Month

Celebrate March, National Kidney Month For National Kidney Month, Take Five for your Kidneys March is National Kidney Month and the National Kidney Foundation of Florida is calling on all Americans to take five healthy steps for their kidneys. The kidneys are the body’s chemical factories, filtering waste and performing vital functions that control things […]

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February is Black History Month

February is Black History Month, a time of celebration and to give tribute to African American men and women who have made significant contributions to America.  It’s also a time to remind the African American community about the importance of good kidney health. Did you know… 37 Million American Adults Now Estimated to Have Chronic […]

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The 35th Annual NKF Rich Salick Pro Am Surf Festival to be held in Cocoa Beach

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 25, 2020 CONTACT: Savanna Lanza PHONE: 321-298-4437 EMAIL: slanza@kidneyfla.org The 35th Annual NKF Rich Salick Pro Am Surf Festival COCOA BEACH, FL –This year’s Surf Fest will take place during Columbus Day Weekend, October 10th-12th. Normally held over Labor Day weekend, this is second year in a row where the Surf […]

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African-American Hypertensive with CKD Study

African-Americans with Hypertensive CKD  overview Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), the progressive loss of kidney function, disproportionally impacts African-Americans, which are three to four times more likely to suffer from CKD than Caucasians. One of the most severe consequences of untreated CKD is an end-stage renal disease (ESRD), where the kidneys have ceased to function, and the […]

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The National Kidney Foundation of Florida EARNS COVETED 4-STAR RATING FROM CHARITY NAVIGATOR

The National Kidney Foundation of Florida’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the fourth consecutive time that The National Kidney Foundation of Florida has earned this top distinction. Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has […]

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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

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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