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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.
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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.
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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.
When you have an efficient morning routine, you set an effective tone for the rest of the day. Here are five ways to establish a productive morning routine.
KHAKY Country Fair and Fun Walk - Danville, KY
Thanks to everyone who helped plan, promote, sponsor, attend and enjoy the Danville edition of KHAKY's Country Fair 5k and Fun Walk. The afternoon could not have been more perfect! This event continues to grow and is becoming a tradition for many of our participants. The proceeds make it possible for KHAKY to continue to provide services and support to those facing the challenges of kidney disease in Central Kentucky. We are already looking forward to next year.
Setting goals is simple. We’ve all heard different phrases, acronyms and ways to properly set a goal for life. However, accomplishing goals can be a whole different task.
Do you want to make a difference and give back to your community this holiday week? Check out our list of volunteering ideas for you to try on the Fourth of July.
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Congrats to our Central KY Country Fair Team!
Special THANKS to all the great volunteers, sponsors and participants in our first Central KY KHAKY Country Fair and Fun Walk! Led by Erica Porter, this team of volunteers worked tirelessly to put this event together. Thanks to the Taylor County Cattlemen's Assoc for the fresh hot hamburgers and hotdogs; Kidwise Amusements for the inflatable slide and snow cones; Forcht Bank for the free ice cream; and all of our sponsors! It was a beautiful day and a fun-filled event. We hope to build on that great start to make it even better next year!
If you’re considering volunteering with a cause you care about in the community, consider the benefits you can receive. Here are the top eight benefits of volunteering.
United Way of So. Cent. KY Annual Golf Scramble
The United Way of South Central KY will host is 33rd annual Golf Scramble, Wednesday, August 8, at Eagle's Nest Country Club, Somerset, KY. UWSCKY is a supporter of KHAKY and we are proud to participate with them in this event. The entry fee is only $75/player ($300/team) and includes green fees, carts, prizes, mulligans and skirts!! Lunch is provided by Hardee's South and Red Burrito. This is a fun event and we invite all of our KHAKY golfing friends to join us at Eagles Nest.
Caring for animals is an important part of living an altruistic lifestyle. Today we explore how you can live more altruistically with the animals in your day-to-day life.
If you try to live altruistically, then combating your own loneliness can play a vital role in how you serve others. Here’s how to overcome loneliness in everyday life.
How can you continue to honor and respect the service men and women dedicated to protecting this nation? Here are six ways to show your support this Memorial Day.
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Earth Day 2018 is the perfect opportunity to get involved with your community and take care of our Earth. Let’s talk about some ways to go green for Earth Day 2018.
If you want to live a more altruistic life, but aren’t sure where to start, then you’ve come to the right place. Here’s how to find a cause you care about.
KHAKY Country Fair 5k and Fun Run/Walk - SOUTHEAST KY was a great success!
Sunday, April 29, 2-5pm, Rotary Park, Corbin, KY turned out to be a perfect spring Sunday afternoon to raise awareness of kidney disease and raise money to support KHAKY's programs and services. The activities included a timed 5k, 2k fun walk, petting zoo, games for all ages, food, prizes, some line dancing and even pony rides. Very special thanks to our sponsors, DCI, Inc., Everybody Rolls, and American Renal Care as well as our many t-shirt sponsors. Also, thanks to Camille Robidoux our volunteer event coordinator who headed up the planning and implementation of the entire day. She was an inspiration to watch in action.
(HealthDay News) -- Culturally sensitive education and stakeholder engagement are critical to increase participation in community screening for chronic kidney disease (CKD) among African-Americans, according to a study published online in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
National Donate Life Month (NDLM) was instituted by Donate Life America and its partnering organizations in 2003. Celebrated in April each year, NDLM features an entire month of local, regional and national activities to help encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and to celebrate those that have saved lives through the gift of donation.
National Donate Life Month Blue & Green Day 2018 is Friday, April 13th!
Valentine’s Day can be more than just romantic love, but true, kind, caring love for your neighbors and those in need. How can you lead a more altruistic life this week?
Black History Month is a time to remember, celebrate and commemorate the achievements and contributions by African-American men and women throughout U.S. history.
It’s true: with a lack of Vitamin D and little time spent outdoors, the winter months can literally make you sad.
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If you want to live a more altruistic life, how can you commemorate Dr. King and continue his legacy? Here are ideas to get started this Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
With 2018 underway, how can you celebrate National Blood Donor Month? Check out a few ideas for how you can roll up a sleeve and give through January and the year.
New year’s resolutions are a great way to focus your year on things other than yourself—to focus on living a more altruistic lifestyle and giving back to others.
If you and your family wants to focus on giving back to others this Christmas, here are some ideas for how to start a more altruistic Christmas tradition.
We’ve compiled a list just for you on last minute gift ideas that give back. Try some of these out to celebrate the holidays more altruistically this year.
Do you want more opportunities to give to your community? We’ve compiled a list of holiday fundraiser ideas to get involved in yourself or along with other altruistic causes.
As we dive into the season of giving this month, let’s explore how the very action of giving can lead to a more altruistic life, improve our mood and even makes us happy.
With Thanksgiving behind us and the winter holidays coming up, how can you make others feel warm during the cold season? We have some ideas to get you started.