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.
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
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.
The NKFM offers evidence-based and scientific advisory board approved programs from your home.
Enhance Fitness is a physical activity program for adults that is designed to improve functional fitness and well being.
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.
October 2, 2022
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.
November 19, 2022
The “most fun black tie event in Metro Detroit” began 16 years ago as a one-time event to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the NKFM. Brought back by popular demand, this event hosts more than 500 movers and shakers each year to eat, drink, and be merry.
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!