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If you want to be in the know about what’s going on at KHAKY and in the kidney world, you’ve come to the right place. Be sure to check back regularly to get our latest news updates.

There are always ways to give back to others around you, even including the presents you buy. Here are some ideas for Father’s Day gifts that give back.

With the help of a bicycle, we can take better care of the environment, our physical bodies and even spend time together. So how can you mark this momentous occasion?

Memorial Day means much more than time off from work and hosting a barbecue, so if you want to get involved this weekend, check out these great ways to give back.

No matter how old you are, what your musical taste is or whether or not you can read a note, there's never a wrong time to learn how to play an instrument.

So, do you want to embrace social networking to have a positive influence on the world? Here are some ideas for how to use social media to make a difference.

FREE EVENING WORKSHOP SERIES: Diabetes Prevention & Management

The Kentucky Regional Extension Center is partnering with United Healthcare to host a series of workshops on one of the most pressing healthcare topics impacting patient populations across the Commonwealth.

We are assembling both state and nationally recognized authorities to share their expertise in Diabetes Prevention and Management with local healthcare providers and practices. This FREE dinner event will be hosted within Kentucky communities, bringing together local resources and leading experts to unite and support optimal care delivery to transform patient outcomes. Sign up now to reserve your spot!

Potential CEUs offered with more information to follow. Stay tuned for updates on speaker announcements and a detailed agenda! Dinner is provided to all participants.


May 14 - 5:00-8:00 HAZARD at the UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health
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June 19 - 5:00-8:00 BOWLING GREEN at the Knicely Center WKU
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Questions? Contact Kentucky REC at or call us at 859-323-3090

With more than 440,000 youth in foster care, there are plenty of ways to make a difference during this month. Here are ideas for how to support National Foster Care Month.

You want to make a difference, but aren’t sure where to start without money. Fortunately, we have ideas to help you donate to charity without breaking the bank.

Turns out, even the smallest steps can have an impact. This Earth Day, consider your ecological footprint and enact these seven green ways to embrace today.

KRSW Spring Meeting May 14

The Kentucky Renal Social Workers will host their Spring Meeting on Tuesday, May 14, at the Holiday Inn-Hamburg, in Lexington. A full agenda is available on this site and registration is open. All attendees must register in advance to ensure there is an accurate headcount for lunch.
This year's speakers and topics are not only relevant but also addressing a wide range of topics to keep Kentucky's renal social workers well informed and equipped for the changes and challenges the dialysis community experiences. Over 5 CEUs have been applied for from the KY Board of Social Work.

The arts still play a vital role in much of our society. In fact, without the arts, much of our history, expression and culture would be virtually nonexistent.

For seniors, volunteering is the perfect chance to use extra time to make a difference in the community. Check out these positive reasons for seniors to volunteer.

This month aims to increase awareness about stress, its negative effects and how to relieve it. If you’re experiencing stress, keep these ideas in mind for how to relax.

Even a small gesture can have a huge influence on the people around you. Here are a few ideas of some easy things you can do to brighten someone's day.

If you strive to live a good life in all areas, journaling might be the next step to consider. Take a look at simple ways journaling can improve your life.

There's no doubt about it: If you want to live a more knowledgeable, cultural and altruistic lifestyle, then learning another language has big benefits in store.

Nutrition impacts every area of our lives, including our ability to live altruistically for others. So let's dive into how you can celebrate National Nutrition Month.

Even if you care about a cause, how can you ensure you're a good fit for the position? Here are some ideas to help you find the right fit for volunteering.

There are ways we can challenge ourselves to grow in empathy. If you want to learn more, check out these tips for how to cultivate more empathy for others.

What if you could live with more compassion this week and share love with other people in your community, country or even the world? Turns out, you can!

It can sometimes be difficult to consider how exactly to recognize Black History Month. What can you do? Here are six ideas for honoring Black History Month.

There is a genuine skill to meeting new people and establishing relationships with them. And, you don’t even have to be a social butterfly to master it!

Recent studies have shown how volunteering with people or a cause you care about can actually mitigate depression and anxiety issues. Here's how.

If you strive to live an altruistic lifestyle, there are a variety of different ways to be more charitable without spending money. Here are some ideas to try.

You want 2019 to be a great year! If you want to start the new year off on a positive note, check out these seven steps to keep in mind as we dive into 2019.

If you want to make a difference in 2019, make giving a part of your New Year’s resolutions. Here are some ideas for how you can create resolutions that give back.

If you live an altruistic lifestyle, you can give back and make someone's holiday a bit more joyful. Here are six ways you can brighten someone else's Christmas.

As you prepare for all of the gifts, parties and dinners headed your way this season, here are some ideas for how to decrease stress during the holidays.

For those of us who are able to give more, this is the perfect opportunity to get involved in the community and help spread the holiday cheer this season.

If you want to join in and celebrate National Write a Friend Month during this wonderful winter season, here are a couple writing ideas to get you started.

If you want to live a more altruistic lifestyle, help give back in the upcoming season by checking out these volunteering ideas for cold weather months.

Thanksgiving marks an important season for all of us to take a moment and remember the little things in life—and every little thing we’re thankful for.

If you have a student in your life who you want to serve the community, here are some tips for how to encourage teenagers to volunteer with a cause they care about.

Caregiving is a valuable position in our community which often goes unrecognized. Let's look at what National Family Caregivers Month is and how you can celebrate it.

If you strive to live an altruistic lifestyle, there are lots of ways to help out this Halloween. Here are some top tricks to make Halloween a treat for everyone.

How can you encourage the children in your life to be active and volunteer with their community? We have some ideas for how to get kids involved in giving back.

There are plenty of ways to get involved in your community. To get you started, we came up with six spooky-fun volunteering ideas for October.

Books are a valuable source of information, creativity and empathy. If you're not a book lover now, you will be soon. Here's how reading makes you a better person.

The 2018 Trees of Life Gala was a wonderful event and huge success! Thanks to all of our sponsors, donors, decorators, Taste of the Town participants, committee members and guests! As our signature fundraising event the Trees of Life has provided a substantial portion of KHAKY's operating budget for the past 32 years. We are so grateful to all of the many volunteers and supporters that make that possible!

Special thanks to:
Our host, Venues at the Grand Reserve and their entire staff
Encore of Lexington, our favorite Trees of Life band
Tom Little, our emcee

Our Taste of the Town Participants:
Bluegrass Catering
Bonefish Grill
Great American Cookie Company
Texas Roadhouse (Harrodsburg Road)

Our wreath decorators:
Jennie Pennington
Stuart Hurt
Joanna Keiser
Nick & Gina Blevins
Rene' Estepp
Ed Botkin

Our tree decorators:
Ange Brawner
Cane's and Mod Pizza
Deep End Farm
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Lexington, KY, Alumnae Chapter
KY Donate Life Ambassadors
Jana Lazur
Lexington Diagnostic Center

Our sponsors:
Fresenius Kidney Care
UK Healthcare Transplant Center
PNC Bank
The Family of Anthony Little
KY American Water Company
Members Heritage Credit Union

Our donor for "Keys to the Bling:"
St. John and Myers Jewelry

And to all of our mystery gift and silent auction donors!

A very special word of thanks to our great Trees of Life Planning Committee:
Michele Hurt, Chair
Bonnie Dowler
Daryl Dunham
Julie and Howard Eastham
Don Hill
John Morris
Caroline Puterbaugh

How can you get involved? If you want to join the fight against breast cancer, we have some ideas for how you can support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

If you want to live a more altruistic lifestyle, take advantage of the season of fall to dive into getting involved. Here are five fun ways to give back this fall.

Two hundred thirty-one years later, the Constitution is still an active document for our country. So, how can you celebrate and honor this historic day?

If you strive to live an intentionally altruistic lifestyle, you’ve come to the right place to learn more. Here are seven ideas for random acts of kindness.

When it comes to giving back, Labor Day is the perfect chance to do something valuable for others. Here are some ideas for how you can get involved this Labor Day.

Fundraisers are an important way to give back to your school and raise money to support causes you care about. However, fundraisers aren’t the only way to get involved.

Whether they’re your closest family or a complete stranger, there are lots of simple ways to bring joy to others every single day. So, we came up with 10.

Posted from American Kidney Fund, www.kidneyfund.ogr

Imagine getting a diagnosis of a serious disease and then hearing your doctor say, “There is no treatment.” That’s what every adult with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) heard—until now.

In some of the best news for the kidney community in a long time, the FDA just this week approved a new drug that has been shown to slow down the progression of ADPKD to kidney failure.

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a genetic disease that causes cysts to grow inside the kidneys. These cysts make the kidneys much larger than they should be and damage the tissue that the kidneys are made of, causing chronic kidney disease (CKD) , which can lead to kidney failure, or end-stage renal disease (ESRD). PKD causes about 2 percent (2 out of every 100) of the cases of kidney failure in the United States each year.

ADPKD is the most common type of PKD. About 9 out of every 10 people with PKD have the autosomal dominant form, which is also the most common inherited kidney disease. ADPKD causes cysts to form only in the kidneys and symptoms of the disease may not appear until a person is between 30 and 50 years old.

The new drug, JYNARQUE™, is a pill taken twice a day that slows the growth of cysts and has been shown to preserve kidney function. It is a long-term use drug—extending the time before a patient needs dialysis or a transplant, though it does not cure ADPKD. JYNARQUE™ was developed by Otsuka Pharmaceuticals.

Posted: April 27, 2018 | Author: AKF Staff

If you live an altruistic life and donate to an organization or cause you care about, you might be surprised to find these life benefits from financial donating.

If you want to take advantage of the last summer days and commemorate Family Fun Month with your loved ones, here are four ideas to celebrate this August.

Whether you make friends with your next door neighbor, community member or someone who lives halfway across the world, you can celebrate International Day of Friendship. Here’s how.

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