Make plans to
attend the patient and family picnic on Saturday, June 8,
2013, at the Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum in
Jackson. This is a fun time for patients and their families
to take a break from dialysis schedules and come together
for food, fun and fellowship. Last year's picnic was
attended by over 400 people! The meal will be provided by
Catering by George's and music by Sound Design.
more information, call the Foundation at
FMC Southwest Dialysis patient, Betty Wilmoth, who won the
$1,000 grand prize. Betty says she will use the money to
help with repairs on her home from the hail storm!
Almost $14,000 was
raised by the dialysis units. 100% of funds raised will be
used for patient emergencies.
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.
Memorial Kidney Walk...raises over $121,000
all who participated in the walk, and many thanks to our
presenting sponsor, Fresenius Medical Care.
Also, we appreciate the
support from: Action Properties, Fondren Express Trolley,
Fondren Presbyterian Church, Great Harvest Bread, McDade's
Fondren, Mix 98.7, Peters Real Estate, St. Dominic
Care-A-Van, Schwan's Ice Cream and WLBT!
Mississippi now has an organ donor registry. Register to be
an organ donor at
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
The John D. Bower
Foundation has announced the renewal of a three-year grant to
the Mississippi Kidney Foundation. This marks 15 consecutive
years of grant support from the Bower Foundation.
Kidney Foundation recently received a $25,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation and the Mississippi Advisory Council. Words
cannot express how very much we appreciate this donation and how
grateful we are for their vote of confidence in what we do!
Mississippi ranks among the top in the nation for kidney
disease, and the MKF will work diligently to provide free
screenings for kidney disease throughout the state.
9,000 of the 2013 Kidney Connection Calendars are being printed
and will be distributed throughout the state to dialysis
patients and renal professionals.
Southern Comforts of Mississippi Cookbook
the dialysis patient and family
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.)
Your Future" Program
If you were
unable to graduate from college, have you considered trying to
obtain your GED?
the new "Invest in Your Future" Program. It will provide the $40
GED test fee, along with a $250 incentive award when you pass
Shelton Montgomery who just recently obtained his GED!
He joins Jorge Portillo, Tiffany Phipps, Ashley Cross, Kitzi Porter, Brenda Gohl,
Preston Butts, Lawrence Pearson and Neal Wilson who have
also obtained their GED!
information, please call Gail Sweat, executive director of the
MKF, at 601.981.3611.
To receive a copy of any of the
following, please call the MS Kidney Foundation at 601-981-3611
2013 Kidney Connection Calendar
2013 Springl Patient Newsletter
2012 Annual Report
2012 Annual Newsletter
In Honor or
Kidney Foundation welcomes donations in memory
or honor of a loved one. An acknowledgment card
will be sent to the family. All donations will
be listed in the annual newsletter.
Call the Mississippi
Kidney Foundation at 601.981.3611. We accept
Visa, MasterCard and American Express.
consider 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.
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.