There is strength in numbers. More than 16,000 passionate patients, family members, friends and kidney care professionals serve as AKF Ambassadors. As an AKF Ambassador, you make an important difference on Capitol Hill, in state legislatures and in your own community. Together, we fight for policies that improve kidney care, protect patients' access to care, and increase funding for kidney research. AKF Ambassadors play a key role in educating elected officials and the media about the impact of kidney disease.