Press release

Amgen Joins American Kidney Fund's Corporate Membership Program at 'Champion' Level

ROCKVILLE, Md. (July 29, 2021) — The American Kidney Fund (AKF) today announced that Amgen has joined the 2021 class in its Corporate Membership Program as a Champion-level member, helping to support AKF's broad range of programs and services that fight kidney disease on all fronts and help people live healthier lives.

"We are thankful to Amgen for once again joining us as a Champion-level member in the AKF Corporate Membership Program," said LaVarne A. Burton AKF President and CEO. "Amgen's generous support of our lifesaving initiatives helps AKF raise awareness of kidney disease, support clinical research that improves the quality of care for kidney patients and directly assist one out of every six U.S. dialysis patients with health care expenses."

Amgen's membership will help to fund AKF's work to advance kidney disease awareness, prevention, early detection, treatment and research. With 97 cents of every donated dollar spent on patients and programs, not overhead, AKF directly touches the lives of more people with kidney disease than any other nonprofit.

AKF and Amgen have a long history of partnership in the fight against kidney disease. For more than three decades, Amgen has been a strong supporter of AKF's patient-focused programming. Most recently, Amgen has supported AKF's education initiative on secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT), which is commonly caused by kidney failure. Over the years, Amgen has also provided significant support for AKF's Disaster Relief Program, which provides emergency grants to dialysis patients affected by natural disasters.  

Amgen's membership will also support AKF's programs for kidney health care professionals. Recently, Amgen supported AKF's dietitian roundtable discussions about navigating healthy eating for kidney disease patients.

"Amgen is pleased to join the American Kidney Fund's Corporate Membership Program at the Champion level and help AKF enable all people with kidney disease to live their healthiest lives," said Ned Endler, Executive Director at Amgen. "We are proud to support AKF's meaningful programs and resources, including kidney disease management education, award-winning public and professional materials, accredited continuing education courses and webinars."

The Corporate Membership Program is open to institutional partners that support AKF's mission of fighting kidney disease and helping people live healthier lives. For more information, contact Daniel Green, corporate engagement manager, at or 301-984-6675.

About the American Kidney Fund

The American Kidney Fund (AKF) fights kidney disease on all fronts as the nonprofit with the greatest direct impact on people with kidney disease. AKF works on behalf of 1 in 7 Americans living with kidney disease, and the millions more at risk, with an unmatched scope of programs that support people wherever they are in their fight against kidney disease—from prevention through transplant. AKF fights for kidney health for all through programs that address early detection, disease management, financial assistance, clinical research, innovation and advocacy. AKF is one of the nation’s top-rated nonprofits, investing 97 cents of every donated dollar in programs, and holds the highest 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator for 21 consecutive years and the Platinum Seal of Transparency from Candid, formerly known as GuideStar. 

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