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27 Apr, 2017, 11:00 ET American Kidney Fund Receives Funding Support to Expand Popular 'ACT on Anemia' Education Program to Reach Spanish Speakers

The American Kidney Fund (AKF) today announced it has received funding support to expand its popular "ACT on Anemia" program by creating new...


24 Apr, 2017, 11:07 ET Reaching Communities at Risk for Kidney Disease: American Kidney Fund Announces 2017 Kidney Action Day Schedule

The American Kidney Fund (AKF) today announced its 2017 schedule of Kidney Action Day® events to bring awareness of chronic kidney disease (CKD)...


29 Mar, 2017, 14:57 ET 13 Young Kidney Patients, 13 Artistic Creations: Online Public Voting Will Select Cover Art For American Kidney Fund 2018 Calendar

Thirteen pediatric kidney patients across the country are lighting up their social networks asking friends and family to help put their artwork on...


07 Mar, 2017, 09:56 ET Kidney Patient-Advocates Join American Kidney Fund on Capitol Hill March 8 for Congressional Briefing, Legislative Meetings

Eighteen patient-advocates from 13 states are coming to Capitol Hill Wednesday, March 8, to ask their legislators to protect kidney failure...


01 Mar, 2017, 12:58 ET #KidneyDiseaseWontWin: American Kidney Fund Commemorates March as Kidney Month with Advocacy, Education, Health Screenings and Inspirational Stories

More than 31 million Americans are living with kidney disease, and most are unaware they have it. The American Kidney Fund (AKF), the nation's...


25 Jan, 2017, 21:46 ET American Kidney Fund Commends Court Decision to Block New Dialysis Regulation That Would Harm Patients

The American Kidney Fund (AKF) today commended the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas for its decision to halt a controversial...


11 Jan, 2017, 17:20 ET American Kidney Fund Urges HHS To Withdraw Rule That Allows Insurer Discrimination Against Low-Income Dialysis Patients

The American Kidney Fund (AKF) today urged the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to withdraw an interim final rule (IFR) scheduled...


10 Jan, 2017, 17:18 ET Hundreds of DC-area Residents Receive Free Kidney Health Screenings from American Kidney Fund

More than 300 local residents learned about their risks for kidney disease this past weekend with free kidney health screenings from the American...


22 Sep, 2016, 18:17 ET American Kidney Fund Urges CMS to Protect Low-Income Disabled ESRD Patients From Insurers' Discriminatory Efforts to Shift Them to Taxpayer-Funded Health Care

 In its response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) August 18 Request for Information regarding "inappropriate steering...


19 Aug, 2016, 16:58 ET Patient rights, third-party payments and the CMS Request for Information

The August 18 Request for Information from CMS with regard to possible inappropriate efforts by providers of dialysis services to steer patients...


29 Jun, 2016, 11:36 ET Kidney Health Takes Center Stage In Nation's Capital At American Kidney Fund's Kidney Action Day® On July 10

 D.C. area residents can take charge of their health and support people battling kidney disease at the American Kidney Fund's (AKF) Kidney...


01 Oct, 2015, 16:15 ET American Kidney Fund's Annual Gala Recognizes Stories Of Inspiration In Fight Against Kidney Disease

The American Kidney Fund (AKF) hosted its seventh annual gala, The Hope Affair, on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in the...


16 Oct, 2014, 08:00 ET American Kidney Fund To Host Sixth Annual Gala, 'The Hope Affair,' In Washington On Oct. 22

The American Kidney Fund will host its sixth annual gala, The Hope Affair, on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. at the Andrew W. Mellon...


09 Oct, 2013, 12:04 ET American Kidney Fund's Fifth Annual Gala, 'The Hope Affair,' Celebrates Inspiring Individuals On Oct. 29

Event Recognizes Patients and Caregivers Who Are Lighting the Way in the Fight Against Kidney Disease  The American Kidney Fund will...


08 Mar, 2013, 09:00 ET American Kidney Fund And Patient-Advocates Raise Awareness Of Kidney Disease During March 7th Capitol Hill Kidney Action Day

American Kidney Fund Hosts Fourth Annual Capitol Hill Advocacy Event and Free Health Screening Alongside Patients to Mark National Kidney Month...


27 Sep, 2012, 09:00 ET American Kidney Fund's Fourth Annual Gala, "The Hope Affair" Brings The Renal Community Together On October 17, 2012

Event Honors Patients and Caregivers, Celebrating the People Who Inspire Us in the Fight Against Kidney Disease  The American Kidney...


10 May, 2012, 08:00 ET Kidney Action Day Takes Aim at Silent Killer in Chicago's South and West Sides

A celebrity chef presentation, free food samples and free health screenings are on tap for the American Kidney Fund's (AKF) Kidney Action Day in...


20 Mar, 2012, 09:23 ET American Kidney Fund's 6th Annual Spring Event Brings New Yorkers Together to Celebrate Inspiration Throughout the Kidney Community

-The Annual Spring Event Will Raise Funds for Kidney Disease, Feature a Live Auction and Celebrate the American Kidney Fund's New York Nephrologist...


17 Oct, 2011, 09:00 ET American Kidney Fund's Annual Gala, The Hope Affair, Celebrates 40 Years of Caring on October 25 Along With Spokesperson Laila Ali

The third annual American Kidney Fund national gala, The Hope Affair, will take place on Tuesday, October 25, 2011, at the Andrew W. Mellon...


22 Sep, 2011, 17:49 ET American Kidney Fund Partners with Laila Ali to Launch Pair Up, a New National Campaign Empowering Women in the Fight to Prevent Kidney Disease

The American Kidney Fund today launches a national campaign to raise awareness about kidney disease, a serious and increasingly common condition...


01 Jun, 2011, 09:00 ET American Kidney Fund Announces its Multi-City Kidney Action Day and Steps That Count Walkathon to Fight Kidney Disease

Walkathon, Free Kidney Health Screenings and Family Activities Scheduled for Washington, San Antonio, Houston and Atlanta Today, the American...


01 Jun, 2011, 09:00 ET American Kidney Fund Joins Forces With Washington Metropolitan Residents to Fight Kidney Disease

Organization Hosts Free Health Screening Event and Walkathon to Raise Awareness in at Risk Community The American Kidney Fund (AKF) will host its...


08 Mar, 2011, 12:12 ET Patient-Advocates Will Bring Kidney Disease Awareness to Capitol Hill on World Kidney Day

Congressional leaders will learn about the experiences of constituents living with kidney disease and how it can be prevented from kidney...


02 Mar, 2011, 12:08 ET First Annual 'Kidney Health Fair on the Hill' March 3 will Spotlight Kidney Health Education and Disease Prevention

The American Kidney Fund (AKF) and the Congressional Kidney Caucus will team up to draw attention to kidney health on March 3 on Capitol Hill in...


01 Mar, 2011, 12:45 ET American Kidney Fund Urges Americans to Focus on Kidney Disease Prevention During National Kidney Month in March

With some 31 million Americans suffering from kidney disease, the American Kidney Fund (AKF) is focusing attention on education and prevention...