Patients...Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things!!!
dialysis units, in over 60 towns in Mississippi are selling
these T-shirts for $10 each. 100% of all the funds raised by
each unit will be used for patient emergencies at that unit. Contact any unit to make your
purchase, or call the Mississippi Kidney Foundation at
thanks to Ashley Koehler of Colorado for designing the shirts!)
Please...like us on Facebook
making a tax-deductible donation to the Mississippi Kidney
Foundation. We promise to put every penny to good use!
Hall of Famer
We are happy to announce
that Jerry Rice has produced a PSA for the MS Kidney Foundation!
Jerry has a family member on dialysis, and he is trying to help
us get our message out there...If
you have high blood pressure or diabetes, don't wait...GET
If you have
high blood pressure, diabetes or a family history of kidney
disease, you are invited to attend our next FREE screening for
April 25, 2015 -
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October 24, 2015 -
patients and family members attended the
picnic on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at the Mississippi
Agriculture & Forestry Museum in Jackson. It was a a fun
time for patients and their families to take a break from
dialysis schedules and come together for food, fun and
was provided by Catering by George's and music by Rocco of
Sound Design. Mistress of Ceremony was Fresenius social
worker Lee Parrott. Schwan's provided "bottomless" ice cream
and there was lots of dancing to Sister Sledge's song, "We
of Trustees of the Mississippi Kidney Foundation has
announced a generous donation, made possible from the estate
of Michael Rubenstein.
We are humbled to receive such a gracious
gift from Michael, who was a kidney transplant recipient,
and we are committed to honoring his memory in a way that
would be pleasing to him.
Thanks to all who
participated in the walk, and many thanks to our presenting
sponsor, Fresenius Medical Care.
The mission of the Mississippi Kidney
Foundation, chartered in 1965, is to serve
Mississippi kidney patients by providing quality
programs and services, to provide public
education and screening to promote the
prevention of kidney disease, and to promote
organ donation throughout the state.
Annual"I Gotta Go" Kidney Run/Walk...Organized
by Nephrology Associates in Columbus, Dr. Chris
LeBrun and his team raised almost $10,000!
100% of funds raised will be used
for patient emergencies in that area. GREAT
Mississippi now has an organ donor registry. Register to be
an organ donor at
To receive a copy of any of the
following, please call the MS Kidney Foundation at 601-981-3611
2014 Kidney Connection Calendar
2014 Summer Patient Newsletter
2014 Annual Report
2014 Annual Newsletter
Medical Alert bracelets or
necklaces are available for kidney patients
through the MS Kidney Foundation office. The
jewelry is offered at a reduced rate of $4.
Please contact your social worker.
Comforts of Mississippi Cookbook
For the dialysis patient
If you are a Mississippi dialysis patient, the
cookbook is FREE. If you live in another state,
you may purchase the cookbook for $10. (This
includes shipping and handling.)
Anniversary of the Mississippi Kidney
Mississippi Kidney Foundation
February 28, 2015 - 7:00 pm Country Club
level ($350) includes admission for two,
two chances to win the $10,000 grand
prize, as well as an invitation to the
Sponsor/Patron Party at the home of Dana
& David Traxler.
Co-chairmen of the event are Ann & Ben
Seale, MD, and Laura and Chris Walters.
Units Alone Raised Over $120,000 for the 2014 Michael
Rubenstein Memorial Kidney Walk!
Many thanks to our presenting
sponsor...FRESENIUS MEDICALCARE! Also, we
appreciate the support from: Action Properties,
Fondren Presbyterian Church, McDade's Fondren, Mix 98.7,
Peters Real Estate, St. Dominic Care-A-Van, Schwan's Ice
Cream and WLBT!
Many thanks to
and its State Giving
Program. With our
$30,000 grant, we can
now provide more
screenings for kidney
disease than ever
the Mississippi Kidney Foundation hosts three conferences,
designed for kidney dialysis patients, kidney transplant
patients, as well as kidney patient family members and
Conferences have been held in Biloxi, Tupelo, Greenwood,
Jackson, Meridian, Hattiesburg and McComb
The next conference
will be held in April of 2015, in Columbus, Mississippi. There will be a crock pot
cooking demonstration, with kidney-friendly recipes, and each
dialysis patient there will take home a brand new crock pot!
Speakers will include nephrologists, social workers, nurses and
dietitians. The motivational speaker will by Nicole Marquez.
Why Should You Attend?
To be empowered by
the knowledge you will acquire
To broaden your
network of peer support by meeting others
To receive answers
to important questions about your care
To be inspired and
information, please call the MS Kidney Foundation at
Take a look at
this short video about our free screenings...
Look Who Supports
the Mississippi Kidney Foundation!
You can too!
The Cash for Clunkers Program
may be over, but the Mississippi Kidney
Foundation is still accepting vehicles as
If your repair bills are too high or your
trade-in value is too low, please consider
donating your unwanted vehicle,
running or not, to the Mississippi Kidney
Foundation. We even provide
FREE TOWING and you may receive an
opportunity for a
Look at some of the Mississippians who have donated a
vehicle...you won't believe your eyes! Steve Martin, Paul
Newman, James Taylor, Michael Douglas, Roy Rogers, Tom Jones
and Daniel Boone!The Kidney Kars Program, now
in its 20th year, is fast approaching the $2,000,000 mark in
funds raised, as well as the 4,000 mark of donated vehicles.
Remember, 100% of funds
raised STAY in Mississippi! Learn
being a part of the Mississippi Kidney
Foundation's Legacy Program. When you notify us
of your commitment to include the MKF in your
estate plans, your name will be added to the
Legacy plaque in our office.