There is strength in numbers. More than 12,000 passionate patients, friends, loved ones and kidney care professionals have become AKF Ambassadors by joining our Advocacy Network. They are making a huge difference on Capitol Hill, in state legislatures and in their own communities. Together, we are fighting for policies that improve care for patients, protect patients' access to health insurance and increase funding for kidney research. As AKF Ambassadors, we play a key role in educating elected officials and our communities about the impact of kidney disease.