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 4,000 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 Abigayle Slade at email@example.com 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: Coming soon!
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.
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
Parking information is coming soon! We'll get you all the details as soon as they're confirmed.
Using Public Transit
CTA Bus Routes #TBD
CTA Bus Route #TBD
CTA Train Lines TBD.
SUN, JUNE 2020
8:25am: Registration and Check-in
8:30am: Glucose screenings begin (sponsored by Baxter)
8:30am: Health fair begins and KID-ney Zone opens
9:40am: Program Begins
10:00am: Walk for Kidneys steps off (begins!)
10:20am: Last call for Registration/Check-in
12:30pm: Event and music conclude
make the most of your walk
fundraising prizes, 2019
the more you raise, the more you earn*
*prizes are for individual fundraising, not team totals
Get the official Walk for Kidneys 2019 t-shirt! Great goal for each team member.
Get a cooler lunch bag and the official Walk for Kidneys 2019 t-shirt! Perfect for taking a healthy lunch to work or school!
Get a sturdy 48" umbrella, cooler lunch bag and the official Walk for Kidneys 2019 t-shirt! Get your steps in - rain or shine - when you're nice and dry.
Get an insulated tumbler, sturdy 48" umbrella, cooler lunch bag and the official Walk for Kidneys 2019 t-shirt! Great for keeping drinks hot or cold for hours.
walk for kidneys sponsors, 2019
pushing us towards the finish line
The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois wouldn't be able to impact the lives of patients, families, and communities without the help of our dedicated, Walk for Kidneys sponsors.