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.

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The Hope Affair Special Event

Thank to all of the sponsors, patients, caregivers, friends, families and other supporters of The Hope Affair 2021.  The Hope Affair was truly a night to remember, and we are so grateful that we were able to share this event with so many people across the country and across the world! We would especially like to salute our honorees: Sadallah Alhaj, Jeremy Smith and Leigh-Ann Williams. Your stories are inspiring and we thank you for sharing them with us.

If you didn't have a chance to attend the event or if you would like to share with family and friends, we have posted the event video below. Thank you again to our wonderful kidney community for the past 50 years, and we are looking forward to the next 50! We look forward to seeing you all for The Hope Affair 2022!


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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