“Helping Patients with Kidney Disease”
Our Mission The mission of the Marion County Kidney Foundation (MCKF) is to help individuals affected by chronic kidney disease and to combat its spread. We do this through financial support to patients, as well as education for patients,...
Knowledge is the Key Education is the key to learning about how amazing your kidneys really are. The Marion County Kidney Foundation is dedicated to educating our community about chronic kidney disease, its prevention, its management and its...
5K Run / Walk
Congratulations to all of the runners who participated in the fourth annual MCKF Kicking Kidney Disease 5K Run/Walk. It was an exceptional day. We had 27 sponsors, 547 registrants and 50 of the most exuberant kids running in the 100-yard dash Fun Run. The day was filled with music, family activities, raffle prizes and educational opportunities. Because of runner participation, countless hours of hard work by our volunteers and our magnificent sponsors, we were able to garner a net profit of $12,692.16.
These funds will be used to positively impact the lives of those in our community living with kidney disease. It is through your generosity and benevolence that we are able to carry on the mission of the MCKF. Thank you to all who helped make this a successful event.Read More
Did you work up an appetite at the Kicking Kidney Disease 5K? Too tired to cook? Want to celebrate meeting a personal or team goal? Just want to enjoy a meal with friends?
We have just the place.
Enjoy a meal at Ruby Tuesday on Saturday, March 2nd and Ruby Tuesday will donate 20% of your purchase to the Marion County Kidney Foundation. Simply download and print the PDF file below and present to your server. It’s that easy!
MCKF 5K Ruby Tuesday Flyer Read More
During tax season, Jan 1-April 15, Marion County Kidney Foundation is participating in the H&R Block referral program. For every new client that presents the attached promotional code and has their taxes completed at H&R Block, MCKF will receive $20.00. Last year, MCKF became enrolled in the program very late in tax season (March) and still received a check for $250 without even trying to get referrals. This year our goal is to raise $2000 which means we need 100 referrals. You can help by simply distributing the flyer below to family, friends, businesses. You can distribute hard copies or electronically via email, Facebook or any other social media. You must take the flyer with MCKF’s code with you for us to receive credit. This is a national program, so out-of-state family and friends can participate.
On behalf of the Marion County Kidney Foundation and those we serve, thank you for your ongoing support!
H&R Block Flyer with code Read More
The Marion County Kidney Foundation (MCKF) will host it’s 4th Annual Kicking Kidney Disease 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, March 2nd. This is our major fundraiser. With funds raised last year ($16,267.40) we were able to provide 28 individual grants to patients in financial crisis, provide $4,500 in holiday grocery gift cards to patients in need, and hold a Transplant Financial Readiness workshop for patients.
The philosophy of MCKF is to empower patients to improve the quality of their lives. We believe in a “hand up” not a “hand out”. We are proud of some of our successes: One patient who received a grant to repair her car was not only able to get to dialysis treatments, she was also able to continue her education. At age 55, she received the ”Outstanding Student” award from her college. Another patient received an individual grant to purchase glasses. Now she can see well enough to do her modality of choice which is peritoneal dialysis. This was very important to her quality of life.
In order to continue to build on these successes, we continue our fundraising efforts. We are so appreciative of the support we receive from our OKG supporters and our community. Last year we had close to 600 runners/walkers, 13 community teams and 32 sponsors! We hope that this year’s 5K fundraiser will be even more successful, but we need everyone’s help.
Here are some ways to help:
Thank you for all your support!Read More