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Black History Month

Two common causes of chronic kidney disease, are more prevalent in Black adults- type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure (also known as hypertension).

Swartz/Ferriter Scholarship

Awards monetary scholarships to individuals who are on dialysis or who have received a kidney transplant.

A Matter of Balance

A Matter of Balance is an evidence-based program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults who have concerns about falls.

Kidney Disease Information

One in seven adults in Michigan have chronic kidney disease. And most of them don’t even know it.

Going the distance

You can make health and wellness changes in your life . . . even from a distance! The NKFM offers evidence-based and scientific advisory board approved programs from your home.

Inspiring people and empowering communities to create healthier, happier lives.

Help us make a difference

In these extraordinary times, the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan is ready to respond to the unique needs of people with kidney disease who will need vital assistance to get through this crisis. Giving to the Bob Meyer Emergency Fund, or the Transforming Kidney Care Fund, can do just that.

Kelli Sewell
Meet Kelli Sewell

Participant of Kidney PATH and Peer Mentor!

Kelli was diagnosed with kidney disease at age 39, a result of having both diabetes and hypertension in her 20s. Neither disease was controlled while she was busy working and raising her children. She also had no symptoms warning her that her kidneys were failing, a common issue with kidney disease. See how Kelli took her health into her own hands by contacting the NKFM’s Patient Services department and participating in NKFM programs.

Healthy Living Programs

Diabetes Prevention Program

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If you’re at risk of type 2 diabetes, the DPP's small group setting, along with a trained and passionate coach, helps you make sustained, healthy lifestyle changes.

Distance Learning

The NKFM offers evidence-based and scientific advisory board approved programs from your home.   

Enhance®Fitness

Enhance Fitness is a physical activity program for adults that is designed to improve functional fitness and well being.

Upcoming Events

We put the FUN in fundraising! We have an event for everyone, from community driven walks to a giant corporate centered gala, to an annual golf classic, and everything in between.

May 21, 2023

Michigan Kidney Walk at the Detroit Zoo

The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan is proud to host our Annual Kidney Walk at the Detroit Zoo! The Kidney Walks have been an integral part of our fundraising world since 1996. Since that time, the Kidney Walks have grown into an almost $1 million/year extravaganza in Michigan, and happen throughout the country!

July 31, 2023

NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic

The NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic offers opportunities for competitive golfers to win the chance to play at the world renowned Pebble Beach Golf Club each January, while simultaneously offering non-competitive golfers the chance to play a great day of golf at a prestigious local course!

October 1, 2023

Trick or Feet Kidney Run

Each year, the NKFM hosts the Trick or Feet! 5k/10k Kidney Run, Walk, & Roll. The event is a family-friendly, Halloween-themed run and the perfect kickoff to fall! The Trick or Feet! Kidney Run also draws attention to the importance of awareness, treatment, and prevention of kidney disease while raising funds in support of the NKFM’s programs and services.