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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.

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.

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 Walks 2019

It's time to start planning our 2019 KHAKY Country Fair 5ks and Fun Walks! Bring an event to your home town and help us raise awareness of kidney disease across Kentucky!
Learn more about how you can be part of 2019 team under our "News and Events" tab!

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.

Fortunately, there are a few ways and practices to grow in your communication skills. Here are healthy habits you can try to become a strong communicator.

Congrats to All Our KHAKY Country Fair Teams

Special THANKS to all the great volunteers, sponsors and participants of our 2018 KHAKY Country Fair and Fun Walks! Events were held in Corbin, Campbellsville and Danville. Our committees worked hard and these events were lots of fun while raising awareness of kidney disease and raising money to support the programs and services that KHAKY provides. Our team captains, Camille Robidoux, Erica Porter and Alicia Absher all showed excellent leadership and coordination skills in putting together their team, soliciting sponsors and getting participants involved. We are grateful beyond words to everyone involved. Thank you. Let's do it again in 2019.

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.

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