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Kidney Care Classic: Cancelled

Due to the inclement weather, we regret to announce that today's Kidney Care Classic is cancelled. We greatly appreciate the support of our sponsors and their commitment to the mission of the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois, including Associates in Nephrology, the event's Title Sponsor. Click here to read more.

The Kidney Care Classic silent auction offered a variety of wonderful items this year, and they are now open for bidding online. The online auction will end at midnight on Thursday, September 25. Click here access the silent auction.

In Memoriam: Remembering Joan Shepard Lustig

On August 21, the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois lost a true champion - Joan Shepard Lustig.

Joan was the Executive Director of the foundation from the late 1970s until 1995. When the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois was struggling financially early in her tenure, Joan formed the Woman’s Board and subsequently the Gift of Life Gala, which is now celebrating its 29th year this December. This annual event has raised nearly $6 million since its inception. Click here to read more.

National Kidney Foundation of Illinois Celebrates 10th Annual Kidney Camp at YMCA Camp Duncan

From Sunday, July 13 - Friday, July 18, 16 kids ages 7-15 attended the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois' Kidney Camp, an overnight camp devoted to providing a fun and safe environment for youth living with kidney disease. Click here to read more.

Natalie Gulbis to Attend Middle Market Open™ Golf Tournament

1.12 million people in Illinois, or 1 in 9 American adults, are living with kidney disease - and most don’t know it. The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois is working to change this statistic through one of their most successful fundraisers, the Middle Market Open Golf Tournament. This year, the Middle Market Open will be held on Monday, July 28, with special guest Natalie Gulbis, LPGA Tour award winner. Click here to read more.

Fifteenth Annual Walk for Kidneys Raises Over $225,000

On Sunday, June 22, 2014, over 3,500 people participated in the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois’ 15th annual Walk for Kidneys. The three-mile walk held at Soldier Field raised over $225,000 to go toward programs dedicated to kidney health education and helping those at risk for or affected by kidney disease across the state. Click here to read more.

Walk for Kidneys Team Spotlight

Team Amanda

For having lived only 10 years of life, Amanda Nabi from Vernon Hills, Illinois truly understands empathy. On Sunday, June 22, Amanda and her team of supporters will attend their first National Kidney Foundation of Illinois’ Walk for Kidneys to support people affected by kidney disease, particularly fellow young patients who are unable to leave their hospital rooms. To read more about Amanda's story and why she's walking on June 22, click here.

Transplant Recipient and American Idol Finalist to Perform at Walk for Kidneys

The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois will host the 15th annual Walk for Kidneys health fair and fundraiser on Sunday, June 22 at Soldier Field, with a special performance from Scott MacIntyre, American Idol finalist and kidney transplant recipient. At 19 years old, Scott dealt with the overwhelming reality of undiagnosed end-stage kidney failure. After 2 years of searching for answers, undergoing dialysis and watching his dreams fall farther and farther out of reach, the wife of a former piano teacher donated her kidney, saving Scott's life. Click here to read more.

Share Your Story

We've launched a new initiative to put a face to kidney disease.  We're asking people living with kidney disease, caregivers, dialysis patients, recipients, donors and more to participate in our new Story Sharing Project.  Help give others hope by sharing your story and advice. 

Stories will be featured on our website, on our Facebook or Twitter pages and even in marketing materials.  Share your story now!