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2014-01-16 04:20:40

GLENDALE, Calif., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Prom season comes early for hundreds of teens and young adults (14 to 24 years old) who have kidney disease, who are on dialysis or who have had a transplant. Renal Support Network (RSN) steps out onto the dance floor Sunday, January 19, 2014, to host the 15(th) Annual Renal Teen Prom for these teens and their guests. Last week attendees and guests took their pick of evening gowns that were donated especially for the event. This...

2013-09-17 20:21:14

GLENDALE, Calif., Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Now in its 11th year of providing a voice for people who have kidney disease and are passionate about writing, Renal Support Network (RSN) announces the winners of its Annual Essay Contest. This year's theme was "Provide an example of how you became an active participant in your care." Entrants needed to meet only one qualification-- to have been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. Essays were submitted from patients all...

2013-09-04 08:30:17

KidneyTalk's 200th Interview, Featuring Carla Ulbrich, the Singing Patient GLENDALE, Calif., Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chronic illnesses and hospitalizations are no laughing matter, until you're living them and realize that laughter helps you get through these difficult times. Carla Ulbrich--the Singing Patient--laughed and sang her way through a stroke, kidney failure, and severe lupus. Ulbrich explains to Lori Hartwell, founder and president of the Renal Support...

2013-07-09 08:28:20

By Lori Hartwell, CEO, Renal Support Network GLENDALE, Calif., July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Renal Support Network is shocked and dismayed that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed a drastic cut of 12% out of the Medicare ESRD system, which would essentially strip approximately $30 out of the $246 that Medicare currently pays for a 3-4 hour dialysis session. Currently, approximately 85 percent of people rely on this critical Medicare benefit...

2013-06-25 16:26:38

Handcrafted Jewelry in Honor of Kidney Donors GLENDALE, Calif., June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Renal Support Network (RSN) is excited to introduce its Second Chance Collection, a new line of EmbraceHOPE Jewelry featuring the RSN kidney-heart logo and a kidney chain link. Second Chance, assembled by people who have been affected by chronic kidney disease (CKD), is dedicated to those who give the greatest gift of all by donating an organ. "Everyone is always grateful to...

2012-11-08 12:27:19

Handcrafted Bracelets Designed To Give Hope To People With Chronic Kidney Disease GLENDALE, Calif., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This holiday season, the Renal Support Network (RSN) shines with the debut of its EmbraceHOPE Jewelry Collection. Consisting of 12 stylish, beautifully designed bracelets, the Collection is handcrafted by people who have been affected by chronic kidney disease (CKD), including those on dialysis or awaiting a kidney transplant, and is intended to...

2011-10-26 11:37:00

Urge the Committee to Ensure Kidney Failure Patients Covered Under the New Health Insurance Exchanges Will Have Same Choices as Patients Outside Exchanges WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a letter to members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (Super Committee), the nation's leading kidney disease patient advocacy organizations urged the Super Committee to implement policy changes that would preserve health care coverage and access to care for kidney...

2011-09-13 09:06:00

Renal Support Network and Love Across the Ocean Present No Limit Texas Hold'em Celebrity Poker Tournament Benefiting Kidney Disease Patients and Refugee Families LOS ANGELES, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Actor/comedian, Jack Black and a host of celebrities will 'ante-up' at the "All-In to Win for Hope" No Limit Texas Hold'em Celebrity Poker Tournament on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at Commerce Casino in Commerce, California benefiting Renal Support Network and Love Across the...

2010-10-05 09:43:00

ABC'S "Port Charles," Dale Wade Davis and ABC7 News Anchor, Phillip Palmer Host Celebrity No Limit Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament to Raise Money and Awareness for RSN, October 17th LOS ANGELES, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Helping hands come together to beat the odds against kidney disease. On October 17th at The Bicycle Casino, Dale Wade Davis of ABC's "Port Charles" and Phillip Palmer, ABC7 Anchor, host a No Limit Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament featuring many stars from the Los...

2010-05-05 15:40:00

BURLINGAME, Calif., May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Kidney TRUST, a national non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the human and economic cost of kidney disease, has named Annette Eros as President and CEO. Prior to joining the TRUST, Ms. Eros had an extensive non-profit consulting practice assisting community organizations in strategic planning, governance, and development matters. "We're very pleased to have Annette take the helm as President & CEO of The Kidney...