Educational EventsAdvocacy Day

advocacy day

Tues. March 31, 2020

Capitol Building
Springfield, IL

a global effort

for everyone, everywhere

In honor of the 1.2 million Illinois residents who are estimated to be battling kidney disease, every year the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois joins with healthcare organizations and advocacy groups to speak on behalf of kidney patients, living donors and those at-risk of developing the disease. This day of exercising our civic rights is focused on raising awareness of issues relating to kidney health, and welcomes new supporters from all corners of Illinois into our fight.



location & details

stand for kidneys, defend your rights


Thursday, March 26 - 12:00 PM






7:30am    -  Kidney Advocate Pickup, Chicago

8:45am    -  Kidney Advocate Pickup, Joliet

Light breakfast provided by NKFI at pick-up locations

11:45pm  -  Arrive in Springfield

12:00pm  -  Briefing on Legislator Meetings

     Boxed lunch provided by NKFI

1:00pm    -  Advocacy Activities including Transplant

    Games of America Flag signing

Schedule to be announced on training webinar and is subject to change

3:45pm    -  Leave Springfield

6:30pm    -  Kidney Advocate Drop-Off, Joliet

7:30pm    -  Kidney Advocate Drop-Off, Chicago


Ready to stand up for kidneys?

Click the links below to sign up.



A recording of the webinar will be made available for those who cannot make it during the scheduled time. 



kidney health resources

empowering through education

Donating Blood

Find resources and information about dialysis - including toolkits, treatment options, and a clinic finder.

In case you had any doubts about how inc

Explore how kidney donations work, get details about becoming a donor, and learn about the process of receiving a kidney.

Nutritional Cooking

 Get the help you need to manage diet and nutrition, and empower yourself to eat and live well with kidney disease.



advocacy partners

you make the difference

The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois is able to support patients and families, conduct free educational seminars, and offer community screening days through the generosity of our passionate supporters, and a remarkable team of dedicated partners. For more information on partnering with the NKFI's advocacy efforts, contact Monica Fox at or 312-321-1500.


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Take control of your own health and connect with experts and resources at one of our free educational seminars.


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