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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.

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.

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 2014 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.