Helping Patients with Kidney Disease

Employees of Winco Manufacturing Turn the Tables on the Marion County Kidney Foundation

Posted on Mar 10, 2014 in News

WincoOn Monday, March 10th, Board members of The Marion County Kidney Foundation gathered in recognition of the significant fund raising commitment by the employees of Winco Manufacturing Mfg., LLC.   Winco is an Ocala-based company that designs and manufactures medical furnishings that improve the patient and caregiver experience in many medical specialties including dialysis, oncology and long term care.

The MCKF is extremely grateful for Winco’s efforts and wanted to show its appreciation through this Board visit and presentation of a plaque in recognition of their efforts.  “Winco is one of our major annual contributors” stated Michele Banfield the Chairperson of the MCKF, “What’s most impressive is that while the Company certainly contributes, the vast majority of every dollar is raised directly by the employees.” 

Read More

Mary Rosnoski Memorial Health & Fitness Expo

Posted on Nov 22, 2013 in News

Volunteer, Bernitha Springs, ready to ask, "Do you know your numbers?

Volunteer, Bernitha Springs, ready to ask, “Do you know your numbers?

The Marion County Kidney Foundation joined 27 other vendors in the Second Annual Mary Rosnoski Memorial Health & Fitness Expo presented by the Rolling Greens Homeowners Association (HOA).  The Expo was the brainchild of Mary Rosnoski, former member of the Rolling Greens HOA.  Unfortunately, Mary passed away unexpectedly last January.  However, her legacy of promoting health lives on through the Expo.

Visitors to the Expo had the opportunity to get important health information, learn about vital community resources and win great door prizes.  The Marion County Kidney Foundation used  the opportunity to remind everyone who stopped by how important it is “know your numbers” meaning know your blood pressure, know your blood sugar and” take control”.  High blood pressure and diabetes are the two main causes of chronic kidney disease.  For more information on taking control click on our education tab.

Read More

New MCKF Brochure Available for Download

Posted on Sep 30, 2013 in News

MCKF_LogoWithElementWe’ve created a new brochure that can be downloaded and distributed to someone you feel might need assistance.

Click below to download.

MCKF Brochure Read More

Fourth Annual MCKF Kicking Kidney Disease 5K Run/Walk

Posted on May 11, 2013 in 2013 5K, Fundraiser, News

MCKF_2996-300x225Congratulations 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.


MCKF_3202-300x225These 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