The Hope Affair, the American Kidney Fund’s national gala, is an annual celebration of the people who inspire us in the fight against kidney disease. The event brings together the renal community, national policymakers, patients and advocates for an inspirational evening to shine a bright spotlight on kidney disease, and raise funds to support our lifesaving programs and services. We look forward to your joining the American Kidney Fund at “The Hope Affair 2017—Imagine the Possibilities” for what promises to be an evening of inspiration and celebration.

For more information, please contact Megan Harbold at 240.292.7067 or

2017 Date and location

The Hope Affair 2017
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium
Washington, D.C.

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Sponsor and ticket information

Sponsorships and individual tickets can be purchased online. Or for more information, please contact Megan Harbold at 240.292.7067 or

If you’re not able participate, please consider making a donation to help the American Kidney Fund provide lifesaving services to kidney patients.

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Help us select the 2017 Hero of Hope

Do you know an inspirational person living with kidney failure?

Each fall at our national gala, The Hope Affair, the American Kidney Fund honors a “Hero of Hope” – someone who is overcoming the challenges of living with kidney failure and is spreading hope in their community.

Learn more and nominate your Hero of Hope!

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2017 Event sponsors

Silver sponsors

Bronze sponsors

Crystal sponsors

Turquoise sponsors

Circle of Friends


BrightVine Solutions

Eli Lilly

VIP sponsors

Achillion Pharmaceuticals

Avenue Solutions

The CauseWay Agency

Hansa Medical

Korn Ferry

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