The heart that gives, gathers… Tina Longoria  |  Posted
Tina Longoria

My mother was a woman of humble and kind heart. She was a true warrior who never gave up, enduring many hardships through kidney disease and dialysis.

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Mom, daughter hike for kidney disease awareness AKF Staff  |  Posted
Julie Lippke with her husband and two daughters, Alexandra and Elizabeth
Julie Lippke with her husband and two daughters, Alexandra and Elizabeth.

Julie Lippke and her daughter Alexandra, an eighth-grader, are taking on the challenge of hiking Hadrian’s Wall in northern England during Alexandra’s spring break this month. They are doing it to test their own limits—and to honor Alexandra’s grandfather Jerry Lippke, who has been living with kidney failure for over five years.

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Pro hockey players win for AKF AKF staff  |  Posted
Fort Wayne Komets hockey team raises money for kidney patients

Whenever the Fort Wayne (Indiana) Komets professional hockey team took to the ice in December, they played to win—both to improve their standing in the ECHL league and to raise money to help kidney patients across the country.

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The American Kidney Fund helps people fight kidney disease and live healthier lives. For more information, visit our website.