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Oct 09, 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...

Mar 08, 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...

Sep 27, 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...

May 10, 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...

Mar 20, 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...

Oct 17, 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...

Sep 22, 2011, 17:49 ET
American Kidney Fund launches Pair Up campaign. Join the Fight at PairUpNow.org.  (PRNewsFoto/American Kidney Fund)

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...

Jun 01, 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...

Jun 01, 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...

Mar 08, 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...

Mar 02, 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...

Mar 01, 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...

Oct 01, 2010, 08:00 ET
Ron Frieson, center, Chair of the American Kidney Fund Board of Trustees, and LaVarne A. Burton, left, with the kidney patients who were named Heroes of Hope. From far right, the Heroes of Hope are Donald Jackson; Ronnie Glasper; Beverly Schroeder; and the Rev. Oliver Johnson, accompanied by his kidney donor, Rosemary deButts.  (PRNewsFoto/American Kidney Fund)

American Kidney Fund's Gala, The Hope Affair, Raises Nearly $800,000

Second Annual Event Honors Patients, Congressional Leaders, and Kidney Health Advocates The American Kidney Fund's second annual national gala,...

Nov 24, 2003, 00:00 ET

American Kidney Fund Named 'Gold Star' Charity By Forbes Magazine

ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Kidney Fund has been named to Forbes magazine's "Gold Star" list of 10 charities it...

Oct 27, 2003, 00:00 ET

American Kidney Fund Named as One of 'Best Charities' by Reader's Digest

ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Kidney Fund has been named as one of the 12 "Best Charities" in the U.S., in the November...

Sep 29, 2003, 01:00 ET

Young Artists to be Honored by American Kidney Fund in Washington, D.C.

ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Thirteen young artists' work was chosen for the American Kidney Fund's (AKF) 2004 "Kid"ney Calendars....

Jul 14, 2003, 01:00 ET

American Kidney Fund Concerned About New Study Indicating High Blood Pressure Is on the Rise in U.S.

ROCKVILLE, Md., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Kidney Fund (AKF) is concerned by the findings of a newly-released study indicating that...

Jul 10, 2003, 01:00 ET

American Kidney Fund Notes Death From Kidney Disease Of Singer/Songwriter Barry White

ROCKVILLE, Md., July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Kidney Fund (AKF) is taking special note of the death of singer/songwriter Barry White....

May 19, 2003, 01:00 ET

American Kidney Fund Supports New Government Blood Pressure Guidelines

ROCKVILLE, Md., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Kidney Fund (AKF) announced its support for the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute's...

Apr 22, 2003, 01:00 ET

American Kidney Fund Names Director of Minority Intervention and Kidney Education

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Kidney Fund (AKF) has named Forrest A. Daniels, FACHE as National Director of Minority...

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