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Kids & TeensLiving with Kidney Disease & Transplantation (17 and Under)

living with kidney disease & transplantation: kids 17 & under

September 10, 2023

Museum of Science & Industry

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a day for young patients and their families

This very special, free event is focused on helping young patients live healthy, fun-filled lives. Children, teens, and their families, and caregivers will have the opportunity to meet with physicians, dietitians, nephrologists, and other relevant healthcare professionals for a day of empowering education. This event will feature speakers for parents and fun, engaging activities for kids.  Children, teens, and their will gain a better understanding of their bodies, and enable them to gain confidence in their health. Educational topics may cover any of the following areas:


  • Information about new medicine

  • Managing a kidney transplant

  • Emotional support and family wellness

  • Dialysis options

  • Breakthroughs in technology

  • Healthy snacks and nutrition 

Following a healthy lunch, families will enjoy access to the Museum of Science & Industry.  Access to the museum will only be granted to those who attend the full program. 


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We want to make this program accessible to as many families as possible. 

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Museum of Science & Industry

Enjoy access to the Museum of Science & Industry where families can explore and enjoy the fun and educational adventure at the conclusion of the program. 

Access to the museum will be given to those who complete the program. 

Museum of Science & Industry

5700 S DuSable Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL 60637

Program Schedule

Sunday, September 10, 2023

9:00 AM      Registration & Check In


9:30 AM       Welcome and Ice Breaker

10:00 AM     Session 1 - Be a Kidney Explorer - Family Activity and Activity Station Rotation

  •  Arts & Crafters & Kidneys

  • Organize your Medication

  • Build a Health PLate

  • Create your Exercise Path

11:00 AM   Session 2 - Explore the World Around Us - Breakout

  • Kids & Teens: Museum Scavenger Hunt

  • Parents/Caregivers: Expert Panel Discussion

10:30 AM     Session 3 - Explore Healthy Options - Family Activity

  • Healthy Food Bingo

  • Wrap-up and final comments

12:00 PM    Lunch and Networking

12:30 PM     Adjourn to Explore Museum

*Agenda subject to change without notice

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helping children plan their futures

The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois is able to successfully impact the lives of young people, their families, and their communities with the help of our dedicated sponsors.

For more information on sponsoring this program, please contact Wesley Bauer at or 312-321-1500. 

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