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2011-07-22 00:01:01

National cycling tour to educate and inspire patients suffering from kidney disease (PRWEB) July 21, 2011 Pentec Health, Inc.

2011-06-01 08:00:00

Organization Hosts Free Health Screening Event and Walkathon to Raise Awareness in at Risk Community WASHINGTON, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Kidney Fund (AKF) will host its Kidney Action Day, which includes the Steps that Count fundraising walkathon, at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.

2011-06-01 08:00:00

Walkathon, Free Kidney Health Screenings and Family Activities Scheduled for Washington, San Antonio, Houston and Atlanta ROCKVILLE, Md., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the American Kidney Fund (AKF) announced its multi-city schedule for Kidney Action Day, which includes the Steps that Count fundraising walkathon.

2011-03-20 00:01:44

Selected Artwork will be Featured in the 2012 AKF Calendar; Winners Receive Netbooks and Savings Bonds. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) March 19, 2011 — Budding Picassos, Rembrandts and Van Goghs, get busy! The American Kidney Fund (AKF) is kicking off its 16th annual Calendar Kids Art Contest giving pediatric kidney patients a chance to win prizes and have their artwork published in the organization’s 2012 calendar. Thirteen winners will be selected from the entries, which must be...

2011-03-08 11:12:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressional leaders will learn about the experiences of constituents living with kidney disease and how it can be prevented from kidney patient-advocates participating in the American Kidney Fund's (AKF) second annual Advocate Training and Fly-in to commemorate World Kidney Day on March 10. The seven AKF advocates represent a cross-section of people affected by kidney disease: four use a variety of dialysis regimens, one has had a...

2011-03-02 11:08:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Kidney Fund (AKF) and the Congressional Kidney Caucus will team up to draw attention to kidney health on March 3 on Capitol Hill in commemoration of National Kidney Month.

2011-03-01 11:45:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With some 31 million Americans suffering from kidney disease, the American Kidney Fund (AKF) is focusing attention on education and prevention during National Kidney Month in March.

2010-10-01 07:00:00

Second Annual Event Honors Patients, Congressional Leaders, and Kidney Health Advocates WASHINGTON, Oct.

2010-05-14 12:53:00

Mourning Expressed Concern Over Government's "Proposed Rule" for Medicare's Dialysis Benefit That Would Weaken Benefit, Add Financial Burdens on Patients WASHINGTON, May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former seven-time NBA All-Star Alonzo Mourning, who had received a kidney transplant and then returned to help win the Miami Heat's 2006 World Championship, visited Capitol Hill yesterday to meet with lawmakers over proposed reimbursement changes to Medicare's dialysis benefit. Mourning, founder...


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.