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. 

The Hope Affair Special Event

Thank you to all who attended and supported The Hope Affair in 2022.

NBC's Shawn Yancy at The Hope Affair 2022

Event photos

View photos from The Hope Affair event that took place at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. on October 19. 

2022 Honorees

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

The 37 Mile Challenge Community - KidneyNation Excellence Award

Elizabeth Hanley - Hero of Hope

Emcee

Shawn Yancy - Emmy Award-winning News Anchor, NBC4

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Circle of Friends

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97 cents of every donated dollar goes to patients and programs

Every success, milestone and breakthrough we achieve for patients and their families depends on caring and generous people like you. Your gift goes further when you give to AKF.