The Hope Affair

The Hope Affair is AKF's annual, national gala where the kidney community comes together to celebrate patients, policymakers, advocates and others united in the fight against kidney disease. Join us to raise funds for kidney patients while honoring inspirational members of our kidney community. 

Date: Wednesday, October 19th, 2022

Location: National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.

Reception - 6:30 PM | Dinner & Program - 7:30 PM

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The Hope Affair Special Event

The Board of Trustees of the American Kidney Fund cordially invites you to join us as we honor the people who inspire us in the fight against kidney disease. Click here to purchase tickets for the event. 

2022 Honorees

Anibal "Yobani" Sologui - Calendar Kids Art Contest Cover Artist

The 37 Mile Challenge Community - KidneyNation Excellence Award

Elizabeth Hanley - Hero of Hope


Shawn Yancy - Emmy Award-winning News Anchor, NBC4


Watch our virtual 2021 The Hope Affair full program below.

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We are looking forward to gathering together this year for The Hope Affair 2022, a chance to celebrate the patients we serve and other community members.  For more information, please contact Megan Harbold at 240.292.7067  or

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