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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 received by...

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. The first annual "Kidney Health Fair on the Hill" kicks off at noon in the foyer of the Rayburn House Office Building with education about risk factors, free health screenings, kidney-healthy snacks and fun activities. The event is open to the public....

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. AKF will hold a kidney health fair on Capitol Hill and will bring kidney patient-advocates to Washington; provide an interactive webpage with health tips, videos and articles about kidney health; hold conferences for health care professionals in Atlanta;...

2010-10-01 07:00:00

Second Annual Event Honors Patients, Congressional Leaders, and Kidney Health Advocates WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Kidney Fund's second annual national gala, The Hope Affair, on Tuesday night celebrated the inspirational achievements of people living with kidney disease and honored leaders who are working to improve kidney disease awareness and treatment. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100930/DC74545) (Photo:...

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,...

2010-03-11 12:34:00

Patients Applaud Senate-Passed Medigap Legislation for Enhanced Patient Access to Insurance Coverage for Kidney Care; Look Forward to Working with House on Similar Effort ATLANTA, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of World Kidney Day today, members of the state's kidney community including patients, caregivers, family members and advocates from across Georgia are calling on their legislators to support policies that will enhance patients' access to health insurance for...

2010-03-11 11:19:00

Diabetes is the Leading Cause of Kidney Failure; World Kidney Day 2010 Theme is "Protect Your Kidneys, Control Diabetes" WASHINGTON, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of March 11 as World Kidney Day - a world-wide day created to raise awareness about the dangers and impact of chronic kidney disease (CKD) - Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) encourages those at risk for developing CKD, particularly individuals living with diabetes, to learn more about kidney disease and how...

2009-11-23 13:23:00

Partnerships with Minority Banks in Washington D.C., New York City, Los Angeles and Columbia, S.C. Intended to Spur Economic Growth and Revitalization WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DaVita, the nation's leading provider of dialysis services, today was lauded by D.C. officials and members of the Anacostia community for a $1 million investment in Industrial Bank as part of an initiative aimed at investing in minority communities. DaVita's investment in Washington, D.C. is...

2009-10-12 13:56:00

Mourning Builds on Recent Florida Legislative Victory for Kidney Patients, Promotes National Policies to Build on Quality Improvements, Enhance Patients' Access to Care MIAMI, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seven-time NBA All-Star and kidney transplant recipient Alonzo Mourning visited Washington, D.C. this week to meet with federal lawmakers - including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and other House and Senate leaders - to educate them...


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