Kidney Today Blog Archive
Topic: KidneyNation

KidneyNation Spotlight: Going the Extra (26.2) Miles

Author: Deidre Nelms  |  Posted:

Good luck to all the runners in Sunday's San Francisco Marathon. We’re cheering on 17-year-old Ellie, who will be running her first marathon in the hopes of raising $26,200 for AKF through KidneyNation. Ellie has FSGS, a rare kidney disease, and has been inspiring hundreds of people to donate to help out the kidney community. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Stories, KidneyNation, Living with kidney disease

From coach to advocate: KidneyNation spotlight

Author: Elissa Blattman  |  Posted:

Bill Lawson III comes from a legendary family in Petersburg, Virginia. His mother was a school administrator, his grandmother was a teacher, and both his father and grandfather were coaches in this big sports town. He followed in his father’s footsteps as a well-known high school basketball coach and athletic director... READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Living with kidney disease, KidneyNation

Climbing Everest: A son’s tribute

Author: Justin Condon  |  Posted:

My Dad and I never had much of a relationship when I was growing up. We were the dysfunctional version of the Irish father-son dynamic and by the time I graduated from university, Dublin wasn’t a big enough town and Ireland wasn’t a big enough country for the two of us. At 22, I left—flying to the USA in search of freedom. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Fundraising, Stories, KidneyNation

Mom, daughter hike for kidney disease awareness

Author: AKF Staff  |  Posted:

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. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Stories, KidneyNation, Kidney failure

Hats off to these kids

Author: AKF Staff  |  Posted:

Special thanks to Woodward Elementary School in St. Louis. Students there kicked off a Service Learning Project by giving students and teachers the opportunity to wear a hat to school for $1. They raised $101 on hat day and will be collecting change for three weeks to donate to the American Kidney Fund to help patients in need. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Fundraising, KidneyNation

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