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Walk for Kidneys

Soldier Field
Chicago, IL

2018 Walk for Kidneys

Date: Sunday, July 15, 2018

Time: Registration & Check-In open at 8:30 am; Kick-off Program at 9:40 am; Walk Step-Off at 10:00 am

Location: Soldier Field

Walk For Kidneys is a day for patients, friends, family members and supporters from all across Chicagoland to come together for one common cause: to improve the health and well-being of people at risk for or affected by kidney disease through prevention, education and empowerment. Participants will enjoy refreshments, music, entertainment, kids' activities and more! Walk strong for kidney health!

Registration for the 3-mile walk is free and all are welcome!  Proceeds will directly support the crucial programs and services provided by the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois - programs that help people affected by or at-risk for kidney disease throughout Illinois. Your generosity and support of the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois is what makes these programs possible.

Families / Pets: This is a family-friendly and pet-friendly event. There is a KID-ney zone with activities for the young ones! Pets are not allowed inside the stadium.  


Before You Walk, Did You…

• Individually raise $75 to earn your official Walk for Kidneys T-shirt? Follow the NKFI’s top fundraising tips, found online here, and you’ll be well on your way to earning an exclusive Walk for Kidneys T-shirt and other great prizes!
• Follow up with all your potential donors at least once? People want to support you, they just need reminders!
• Ask your donors to check if their employer has a charitable gift matching program? If so, their donation could double!


Photos from the 2017 Walk for Kidneys are here! Check them out on Facebook or Flickr

To see photos from the 2016 Walk for Kidneys, click here!


If you have questions about creating a team, joining a team or registering as an individual, we have created resources for you!  Please call (312) 321-1500 or email for more information.

Register for the event or make a donation online here

Downloadable Instructions:

Creating a Team

Joining a Team 

Registering as an Individual

Downloadable Paper Forms:

Donation Form

Online donations will be accepted up to a month after the Walk. Check, Cash and Credit card donations will be accepted at the Walk itself, or, you can mail to the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois office, 215 W. Illinois Street, Suite 1C, Chicago, IL 60654

Registration Form



Presenting Sponsor


Bronze Sponsor





This program is made possible each year through input and support from many generous sponsors and exhibitors. To be included in printed materials for the 2018 Walk for Kidneys, all sponsor commitments are due by February 22, 2018. For more information on available opportunities, please call (312) 321-1500.

Click here to download the 2018 Walk Sponsorship Packet. 

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