This week’s charity is close to my heart, and even closer to my kidney!
The National Kidney Foundation is “the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and their families, and tens of millions of Americans at risk.”
The National Kidney Foundation was founded in 1950 and helps Americans by educating, empowering, supporting, advocating and sharing. “The National Kidney Foundation, a major voluntary nonprofit health organization, is dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by kidney disease and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation.”
Their website has a wealth of information on everything from why your kidneys are so important, risk factors, living donation, prevention tips and everything in between.
There are many ways to support the National Kidney Foundation and the work they do…
You can participate in an NKF event. If you are interested in participating in a Kidney Walk, but there are not any more scheduled near you for 2014, check back with them in 2015!
You can donate your time as a volunteer at NKF events.
You can make a monetary donation here.
You can also sign up with Donate Life to become an organ donor.
While I did not lose my kidney to disease, I still support the NKF because I know if anything were to happen to my kidney the work that this organization does would be invaluable.
(Information taken from: www.kidney.org)