Kids & TeensLiving with Kidney Disease & Transplantation (12 and Under)

living with kidney disease & transplantation: kids 12 & under

September 26, 2020


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a day for very young patients and their families

This very special, free event is focused on helping young patients live healthy, fun-filled lives. Children, 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. To keep everyone safe and adhere to social distancing guidelines, this year's virtual event will feature speakers for parents and fun virtual activities for kids.  Children 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 


get registered

Ready for an exciting day of education,

activities, and learning?


Click below to reserve your spot. Register by 9/20 to receive your activity box in time for the event. 

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Become a significant supporter of the

NKFI's youth programming.

Click below to learn more about sponsoring this event.

schedule & information

plan what to expect


Participate from the safety and comfort of your home.  Get the whole family involved! ​ 

Be sure to register by September 20 so we

can send you all necessary program materials

in a care package ahead of time. 

While you can participate via smartphone, we recommend using a laptop or desktop computer for the best experience. 

Program Schedule

Saturday, September 26, 2020


9:00 AM      Welcome & Zumba Warm-Up

9:25 AM      Break

9:30 AM      Magician

Amazing Tim Adamz   

10:00 AM      Break

10:05 AM    Healthy Food Bingo

Melissa Prest, DCN, MS, RDN, CSR, LDN

Nicoletta Alavanja, MS, RD, LDN

10:30 AM    Break

10:35 AM    Scavenger Hunt

Daniela Bueno, LCPC

Katie Adduci, MSN

11:00 AM    Break

11:05 AM    Meditation and Mindfulness

Daniela Bueno, LCPC

Nicole du Mont, LCSW

11:30 AM    Break

11:35 AM    Ask the Experts

Nancy Majkowski, RN

Nicole du Mont, LCSW

Katie Adduci, MSN

Melissa Prest, DCN, MS, RDN, CSR, LDN

Pediatric Nephrologist -TBD

*Agenda subject to change without notice


photos from the day

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program sponsors

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 Heidi Merritt at or 312-321-1500. 


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