move towards a healthy future
our community, marching together
Walk for Kidneys is a family-friendly celebration of passion and progress that takes place along Chicago's beautiful lakefront. This annual summer event is an incredible opportunity for supporters of the NKFI to come together, show their spirit, and demonstrate their determination to make a difference in the fight against kidney disease.
Join nearly 3,000 other supporters of the NKFI mission for this festive three-mile walk, and help us win the race against kidney disease. With your assistance, we'll raise approximately $300,000 in support of research, public education, and patient services, and together we will make an incredible impact in the lives of patients and families.
Contact Steve Jastrow at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-321-1500 with questions or for more information.
event details & overview
Registration: It is free to register for Walk for Kidneys. If you'd like to participate, we encourage you to make a donation or organize a fundraising effort as a sign of your commitment to kidney health, research, and education. You can fundraise as part of a team or as an individual, and we've made it easy for you to share your effort on social media, so you can introduce your friends and family to our work.
The Route: The Walk will parade through picturesque Lincoln Park. Download a map of the route here.
The Pace: Even thought the route is roughly equivalent in length to a 5K, you should expect to embark on an easy-going stroll, rather than an athletic foot-race. Plan to take your time, and enjoy your teammates' company.
Families and Pets: This is a family-friendly event. There is a KID-ney zone with activities for the young ones, and yes, your pet can join you on the walk. Just be sure to pack a few poop bags and a water dish.
The Weather: Walk for Kidneys takes place rain or shine. Th event is only cancelled for truly dangerous weather conditions. Please note: Walk for Kidneys does not offer a back-up event date in the event of uncooperative weather, and it does not offer refunds.
location & schedule
how to get here, and what to expect
Walk for Kidneys will be hosted in the famed Lincoln Park. The Walk will kick off near the Benjamin Franklin Monument at Stockton and LaSalle.
72 W. LaSalle Drive
Chicago, IL 60614
SUN, JUNE 28, 2020
9:30am: Registration and Check-in
9:35am: Glucose screenings begin (sponsored by Baxter)
9:35am: Health fair begins and KID-ney Zone opens
10:10am: Program Begins
10:30am: Walk for Kidneys steps off (begins!)
10:50am: Last call for Registration/Check-in
1:00pm: Event and music conclude
make the most of your walk
the more you raise, the more you earn*
*prizes are for individual fundraising, not team totals unless otherwise noted. Images are mockups, actual colors and finished products may look different than the images below.
Get the official Walk for Kidneys 2020 t-shirt! Great goal for each team member.
This cotton drawstring bag will help you carry all the giveaways and fundraising prizes.
Stay shaded from the summer sun in this
relaxed, adjustable cap.
This over-sized picnic and beach blanket is perfect for enjoying lunch in Lincoln Park after the Walk.
Keep your water cold or your coffee hot in this copper insulated tumbler.
team prize: raise $1,000+
If your team raises $1,000+ by or before 6/10/20, you'll receive a banner with your team name printed on it. Raise $1,000+ by 6/28/20 and you'll receive a blank banner to decorate at the event.