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2024 Birmingham Kidney Walk & Celebration

May 11, 2024

Honorary Chairs

Terry Finley, President & CEO, Books A Million

Honorary Patient Chair: Jerry Hughes, Corporal, Vestavia Hills Police Department

John Carroll Catholic High School Pat Sullivan Football Field - 300 Lakeshore Pkwy

Questions? Contact Marcie Prescott at or 205-382-6080


2024 Huntsville Kidney Walk & Celebration

April 20, 2024

Honorary Chairs

Bob Broadway, CEO & Founder, The Broadway Group, LLC

Big Spring Park West - 200 Church St NW Huntsville, AL 35801-5541

Questions? Contact Nikki Balthazar at or (256) 957-2220


2024 Mobile Kidney Walk & Celebration

March 9, 2024

Honorary Chair

Owen Bailey, CEO, USA Health

UMS-Wright Preparatory School Ervin S. Cooper Stadium – 65 Mobile St.

Questions? Contact Nell Gustavson at or 251-721-0235


2024 Montgomery Kidney Walk & Celebration

May 4, 2024

Honorary Chairs

Jerry Kocan, CEO, FourStar Freightliner Nancy, Kocan, Vice Chairman, FourStar Freightliner

Honorary Patient Chair: Denise Riley Mitchell, Vice President, Phillips-Riley Funeral Home

Montgomery Riverwalk Stadium – 200 Coosa St.

Questions? Contact Shannon Morrell at or 334-430-8716


2024 Shoals Kidney Walk & Celebration

April 27, 2024

Honorary Chairs

Dr. Tera R. Kirkman, Dean and Professor Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions, University of North Alabama

River Heritage Park – 15 Hightower Place

Questions? Contact JoHelene Patrick at or 256-975-0000


2024 Wiregrass Kidney Walk & Celebration

April 13, 2024

Honorary Chairs

Mr. Brad Kimbro, CEO, Wiregrass Electric Cooperative

Honorary Patient Chair: Ra’chel Jackson

Westgate Park Kiwanis Pavilion – 800 Deerpath Rd.

Questions? Contact Lisa Baity at or 334-547-8467

Interested in Volunteering?

You can help improve the quality of life for Alabama’s kidney patients by giving your time. Whether you want to volunteer on a regular basis or occasionally, your involvement will be appreciated.
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Area where you live:

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Participate in the annual Kidney Celebration events as an Individual Walker, Team Captain, or as a volunteer on walk day.
  • Volunteer at a Kidney Education Conference where patients gather free of charge for a full day of instruction on a variety of kidney disease subjects.
  • Help as an office assistant for seasonal mailings.
  • Get involved locally with a Regional Office.


You can help improve the quality of life for Alabama’s kidney patients by giving your time. Whether you want to volunteer on a regular basis or occasionally, your involvement will be appreciated.

The Power of the Gift

Each year, the Alabama Kidney Foundation meets thousands of requests for help by distributing more than 70% of its operating budget to kidney patients through its assistance programs. We are able to continue our mission because of generous supporters like you. Your gift can make a difference! Your donation enables us to assist Alabama’s kidney disease patients when they have nowhere else to turn.

Please consider making a difference for thousands of Alabamians today by making a tax-deductible gift to the Foundation. You can donate online by going to the AKF’s Network for Good page.

Giving Levels

Donor (up to $25)Friend ($500 – $999)
Backer ($25 – $99)Patron ($1,000 – $2,499)
Partner ($100 – $249)Philanthropist ($2,500 – $4,999)
Supporter ($250 – $499 up)Benefactor ($5,000 and up)

You can mail your check to:

Alabama Kidney Foundation
265 Riverchase Parkway East, Suite 106
Birmingham, AL 35244
(205) 900-7250 + (888) 585-1712 + FAX (205) 848-2006

Interested in volunteering?

State Office

(205) 900-7250
David Reeves

North Alabama/Shoals Regional Office

(256) 975-0000
JoHelene Patrick

Huntsville Regional Office

(256) 957-2220
Jacqueline Jimenez

Central Alabama/Birmingham Regional Office

(205) 382-6080
Marcie Prescott

Middle Alabama/Montgomery Regional Office

(334) 430-8716
Shannon Morrell

South Alabama/Mobile Regional Office

(251) 721- 0235
Dawn Rencher

Wiregrass Area

(334) 547-8467
Lisa Baity


Alabama Kidney Foundation’s Legacy Society

The AKF’s Legacy Society honors the charitable individuals who will leave a lasting impact on Alabama’s kidney patients through a gift from their estate. Each year, thousands of kidney patients in need turn to the AKF for financial assistance, education, and support services. As a member of the Legacy Society, you will become part of a group of individuals and families who care about the continuity of critical services the AKF provides to Alabama kidney patients.

A planned gift can be a simple request in your will or a more complex arrangement involving a charitable remainder or lead trust. You can use charitable assets that range from cash and stock to real estate or a life insurance policy.

How to join our Legacy Society

Becoming a Legacy Society member is simple. Include the Alabama Kidney Foundation as a beneficiary of a gift from your estate and notify us that you have done so. We can help you or your professional advisor with recommended language to fulfill your charitable intent.

Benefits of membership

One of the greatest benefits you will receive from becoming a Legacy Society member is knowing that your legacy will continue to help Alabama’s kidney patients for years to come.

Other benefits include:

  • Access to our expert staff to help you fulfill your personal philanthropic goals.
  • Lapel pin that identifies you as a Legacy Society member and a supporter of the AKF’s mission.
  • Invitations to special events throughout the year.
  • Recognition in our Legacy Society membership roster (with your permission) as published in various newsletters and publications. Anonymity is also available, either during your lifetime only or beyond, as you wish.