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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 Orlando Florida, March 2, 2019 — 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 E. […]

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Advocate from Florida Will Converge on Washington for Kidney Patient Summit

Orlando Florida, February 22nd, 2019— Melissa Tuff from Cape Coral, Florida will join other advocates from across the country to push for early detection, living organ donation, and more funding to fight kidney disease at the 6th Annual Kidney Patient Summit in Washington, D.C., on March 4th and 5th. She is joined by 11-year-old singing […]

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Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL) recognized by the NKF at Kidney Day

Throughout his time as a legislator, Representative Bill Posey (R-FL) has made incredible strides as an advocate for kidney patients. His passion for transforming the landscape of healthcare for the renal community transpired many years ago when he participated in Kidney Day at the state capital in Florida. It was during his time in Tallahassee […]

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Hawthorne Fund Releases 2018 Annual Report

Hawthorne Fund Releases 2018 Annual Report

In 2016, the National Kidney Foundation of Florida (“NKFF”) received a bequest 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 […]

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Free Kidney Health Check Offered to Orlando Residents

On Saturday, January 5, 2019, the National Kidney Foundation of Florida offered a free kidney health check at Orlando’s Dr James R. Smith Community Center.  The purpose of this event was to promote kidney health awareness and identify those at risk for kidney disease. During this event, participants were assessed for their risk of developing […]

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

As part of National Kidney Month, Pollo Tropical® is partnering with the National Kidney Foundation in an awareness and fundraising campaign.  Beginning March 4, the brand will donate $1 for every pie slice purchased through March 17 to the National Kidney Foundation of Florida.  Guests can choose from Key Lime Pie, Cheesecake or Pecan Pie, […]

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THE NKFF KONICA MINOLTA GOLF CLASSIC: A SMASHING SUCCESS

Date: October 16, 2018   Contact for further information: Zoe Plasencia Zplasencia@kidneyfla.org 1.800.927.9659   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    THE NKFF KONICA MINOLTA GOLF CLASSIC WAS A SMASHING SUCCESS HELPING THE NATIONAL KIDNEY FOUNDATION RAISE OVER $35,000 IN FUNDS Weston, Fl. (NKFF Konica Minolta Golf Classic) the National Kidney Foundation of Florida held its 8th Annual […]

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33rd Annual NKF Rich Salick Pro/Am Press Release

33rd Annual NKF Rich Salick Pro/Am Press Release

The 33rd Annual NKF Rich Salick Pro/Am Surf Festival   Nearly 400 professional and amateur surfers competed in the 33rd Annual NKF Rich Salick PRO/AM Surf Festival.  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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NKFF Patient Story – July 2018

NKFF Patient Story – July 2018

From Marie Elebash… Yes, I believe in miracles. My son needed a second kidney transplant to live. The prediction from his doctors’ was that it would take 10 years for him to be at the top of the list for donor kidneys because of the long list of people who needed a kidney. However, we […]

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