community awareness

The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois fights kidney disease on many fronts.

In addition to our large-scale educational, fundraising, and community outreach efforts we seek to establish partnerships with local neighborhood leaders in order to engage with patients, families, and at-risk populations close to home.


Through our digital Team Kidney platform we've also made it as simple and easy for supporters like you to organize your own community-building efforts on behalf of people touched by kidney disease.


Please explore the information below to learn more about current community awareness programs. Have an idea for a partnership or program of your own? Please contact the NKFI's Volunteer Coordinator 

Anna Dudt to discuss how we may work with you.


email:  |  phone: (312) 321 - 1500  x 270

the journey continues

a podcast about kidney health and organ donation

The Journey Continues is a podcast committed to promoting kidney health and organ donation through powerful stories. Your host Monica Fox is a kidney transplant recipient and Director of Outreach and Government Relations for the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois. This series will feature the journeys of kidney patients, transplant recipients, donor families and industry experts who continue to educate the community through their own experiences and stories.


We hope that you find inspiration, understanding, and motivation to participate in this process in your own way. The journey continues.   

The Journey Continues is brought to you by the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois and is sponsored by Donate Life Illinois. Please subscribe to and leave a review for The Journey Continues in Apple Podcasts or wherever you like to listen.

Want to share your story?  

Contact the NKFI's Director of Outreach & Government Relations Monica Fox for more information.



phone: (312) 321 - 1500  x 225



kidneys in the kitchen

shop healthy, eat healthy


Kidneys in the Kitchen is a monthly series broadcast on CAN TV and YouTube. Join us each month as the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois and a renal dietitian introduce you to new, healthy recipes, and offer tips and tricks for making smarter purchasing decisions at the grocery store.


Each installment of Kidneys in the Kitchen focuses on a different aspect of meal-planning and nutrition. But whether we're talking about snacks, seasonal produce, or well-balanced holiday feasts, we'll always be focusing on helping you learn how to prepare healthy, delicious dishes.


Follow us on YouTube to catch all upcoming episodes.


For more information please contact Foundation Dietitian Melissa Prest at or (312) 321-1500.

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Want to watch past episodes? Just click

below to visit our video playlist.

team kidney community events

it's time to take action

Put your own personal spin on your support for the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois by taking part in a Team Kidney community event. Organize your own effort to showcase what inspired you to join our cause, or participate in an activity hosted by another passionate member of Team Kidney.

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Attend a Team Kidney Event

Support your fellow NKFI community members by attending a volunteer organized, Team Kidney event.

Host Your Own Team Kidney Event

Take charge and show spirit like only you can by organizing your own, unique Team Kidney fundraising event.