The Hope Affair is our national, annual gala that celebrates extraordinary patients and friends of the kidney community. The Hope Affair is one of the highlights of the year for the American Kidney Fund and the entire renal community.

2021 is a special year for the American Kidney Fund, as we will celebrate our 50th Anniversary!

Although we can’t be together in person on October 20th, our kidney community is strong, and we know that coming together as one voice for kidney patients is important. We are confident The Hope Affair will leave you feeling inspired and hopeful for the future.

Sadallah Alhaj

Calendar Kids Art Contest
Cover Artist

Jeremy Smith

KidneyNation Excellence

Leigh-Ann Williams

Hero of Hope

The American Kidney Fund fights kidney disease on all fronts as the nation’s leading kidney nonprofit. AKF works on behalf of the 37 million Americans living with kidney disease, and the millions more at risk, with an unmatched scope of programs that support people wherever they are in their fight against kidney-disease – from prevention through post-transplant living.

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