Join Us for a Pizza Party!
Next Tuesday, October 28th our friends over at Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown will be hosting “Dining with a Purpose” in order to raise funds for kidney patients right here in the community! The event will take place at the LPK location at 615 S. Carrollton, New Orleans, all day during dining hours. You, your family, and friends will be able to dine on gourmet wood fired pizzas, mouth watering pastas, and an assortment of other great dishes. In addition, by mentioning : National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana on your bill, they’ll donate 25% of your total right back to the Foundation.
All funds will go towards supporting our vital patient programming, services, and treatment and also help to start our “Kidney Kick -Off Weekend” which will feature our 24th Annual New Orleans Liberty Mutual Invitational Pre-Event on Nov. 1st, 13th Annual Kidney Walk on Nov. 2nd, and our LMI Tournament which will take place on Nov.3rd.
Please make sure to spread the word to your family and friends so that we can guarantee an awesome turn out and a great start to our fundraising efforts for the “Kidney Kick-Off” Weekend!” For more information about the kick- off or about the “Dining with a Purpose” event please check our website as well as our Facebook and Twitter.
Trick or Donation
It’s finally the month of October and that means that many of you are getting ready for cooler weather and preparing for the holidays! Here at the Kidney Foundation we are gearing up to host plenty of great events aimed at giving back to our patients and raising funds which go directly towards supporting vital programs. Learn more about these events and how you can participate or get involved in supporting our patients and programs by checking them out via our website or contacting our local office at 504.861.4500.
This holiday season you can also help us by choosing to shop AmazonSmile anytime you need to make a purchase. AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support us every time you shop, at no cost to you. You’ll find the same low prices on decorations, costumes, greeting cards, gifts, and much more, in vast selection and the same convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com. If you already have an Amazon account you can use it to access your same settings and make purchases using your shopping cart. The best part is, by selecting us as your charity of choice when you shop, Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases back to the Kidney Foundation.
So give us a real thriller this Halloween by helping us to raise some scary funds! Simply visit: smile.amazon.com for your next spine tingling shopping experience.
Give something better than a treat this Halloween and donate to your favorite local non- profit by visiting http://smile.amazon.com/ch/72-0649707 !
Join Us for a Great Night for a Good Cause!
Get Registered NOLA!
It’s time to get registered for the 2014 New Orleans Kidney Walk! You can start now by registering and raising funds as an individual walker, volunteer, or team captain!
Simply click the following link to begin taking lifesaving steps http://donate.kidney.org/site/TR?fr_id=6833&pg=entry.
Give a Little More With #GiveHOPELA
The National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana is dedicated to improving the health and well being of individuals suffering from kidney disease. With your help we have been able to raise much needed funds and receive support which goes directly towards fulfilling our mission each year.
Join us in a new campaign brought to you by the Louisiana SCCC designed to give state employees the chance to contribute to qualified health and human service non profits with the option of payroll deduction.
A $10 contribution can provide a screening and consultation with a medical professional, giving them a clinical action plan to stop the progression of kidney disease and prevent dialysis, thereby improving quality of life.
Learn more by visiting http://www.lasccc.org/.
Walking- A Natural Way To Prevent Chronic Kidney Disease
|In recent surveys conducted by Statistics Canada, it was found that approximately 30% of the population reported walking regularly (four or more times per week) and that 70% walked at least once in the past three months. Naturally, walking is a simple activity for enhancing health and well-being. In fact, in a recent study by the Pennington Biomedical Research Center on the relationship between steps/day and metabolic health, it was found that approximately 56% of people in the lowest category of steps/day had metabolic syndrome (defined by having the presence of three or more cardiovascular disease risk factors) compared to only 13% of people in the highest steps/day group.|
Furthermore, the odds of having metabolic syndrome was 10% lower for every additional 1000 steps/day people took. So, even though moderate and vigorous levels of physical activity is important to one’s health, the total amount of physical activity as measured by steps/day is also a significant factor.
Action Tip: If you have a pedometer, track your daily steps over the next three days to determine your baseline average steps per day, and then see if you can increase that number by 1000 steps/day. If you don’t have a pedometer, create a personal route that you routinely walk on your activity tracker and count the steps total. At the end of three days, extend your route by an extra 1,000 steps!Source: Taking Steps to Improve Health by Walking Peter T. Katzmarzyk, PhD, Associate Executive Director for Population Science and Louisiana Public Facilities Authority Endowed Chair in Nutrition, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA. Research UPDATE published by the Alberta Centre for Active Living March 2011.
THANKS NATIONAL KIDNEY
FOUNDATION of LOUISIANA !
We had a great time at Camp Shining Stars! Check out our Video to see how much fun we had!
Your secure donation from our “Make a Gift” tab or submission by mail is still being accepted throughout the year as we plan for our 2015 Camp.
2014 TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE :
Monday, April 13, 2015- 18th Annual Alexandria Golf Invitational benefiting the National Kidney Foundation @ OakWing Golf Club
Monday, November 3, 2014- 24th Annual New Orleans LMI Invitational @ Chateau Golf and Country Club in Kenner
Monday, November 10, 2014 – 19th Annual Lafayette LMI Invitational @ Oakbourne Golf and Country Club in Lafayette
Enjoy a great day of golf with your friends. Your support raises money for the Foundation’s programs and services. In addition, you can compete for the opportunity to play at Pinehurst, home of the 2014 U.S. Open and the U.S. Women’s Open. Please contact David Warner to register.
The Louisiana Healthcare Education Coalition (LHEC) was founded to help Louisianians better understand the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). As a civic organization committed to providing unbiased healthcare and wellness information, LHEC will educate on the major drivers of healthcare costs, the critical importance of personal wellness and the need for access to quality healthcare by working with healthcare providers, small businesses, faith-based institutions, employers, community leaders, patient advocacy groups and the public. LHEC exists solely as an educational resource. It neither endorses nor seeks to create public policy. You may visit their website www.lhec.net
Say Yes! To Organ Donation
Become a donor by signing up on the Donate Life Louisiana website. When you say Yes! on your driver’s license, you are then registered as an organ, eye, and tissue donor.