Kidney Disease

Summer Kidney Camp Fun

A very special thanks to George Lopez, our amazing board members, sponsors, wonderful supporters and volunteers for helping us send our kidney kids to camp. You make kidney camp happen every year!  There's still time to help us raise awareness about kidney disease and organ donation, click below to make a contribution today!

Winners for the World Kidney Day Giveaway 2018

Thank you to everyone that entered the George Lopez Foundation World Kidney Day Giveaway and most importantly for helping us raise awareness about Kidney Disease!  Here are the winners:

STEVE R.

Steve Robles is a 49-year-old man with a terminal illness: end-stage renal failure. In order to stay alive while waiting for a new kidney, Steve endures dialysis sessions 4 times a week. 

MARGARITA AND ZAYDA F.

Mother and daughter team have bonded over Zayda dealing with Kidney Disease and they wear green for those battling kidney disease.

CHINEL K.

At 3 years old, Chinel had a kidney transplant, now at 27 she goes into dialysis multiple times a week for several hours all while maintaining a beautiful sports and positive attitude.

SUE AND DANNY BOY M.

Suelen Medrano's husband Daniel (Danny Boy) Medrano has been fighting Kidney Disease after treating his foot infection where the antibiotics he was taking led to kidney failure. He is currently is on the waiting list and waiting for a kidney transplant.

It's World Kidney Day & International Women’s Day!

 Did you know Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a worldwide public health problem and is currently the 8th leading cause of death in women, with close to 600,000 women dying each year according to the World Kidney Day Organization?

Did you know Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a worldwide public health problem and is currently the 8th leading cause of death in women, with close to 600,000 women dying each year according to the World Kidney Day Organization?

Your kidney can fail due to build up of waste in the body, damage to the kidneys, anemia as well as build up of fluid in the body. Symptoms can include anything from nausea and vomiting, blood in the urine, fatigue to swelling in the face, feet or hands. To determine if the symptoms you have are because of kidney failure, have your doctor perform these specific tests: 

  1. Urinalysis – check for protein, blood and white blood cells in the urine.
  2. Blood tests – test creatinine and BUN, waste products that healthy kidneys remove from the bloodstream.

Make a contribution today and help us raise awareness about the importance of maintaining healthy kidneys! 

Educate & Empower During National Kidney Month

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In celebration of National Kidney Month we will share daily health and kidney care information to learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatments for kidney disease.

If you would like to raise awareness about YOUR kidney story and how kidney disease has affected the women you love, enter our World Kidney Day Giveaway and WIN $250!

Raise awareness! Share your kidney story for a chance to WIN $250

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In celebration of National Kidney Month, four (4) lucky winners will receive $250 by sharing their kidney story video from Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. The video should be 45 seconds or less and explain how Kidney Disease has impacted the women you love. After submitting your video, there are two (2) other ways to enter. The more ways you enter, the more chances to win. 

The contest begins on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 02:00pm PST and ends Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 11:59pm PST. The four (4) winners will be selected at random and informed via email on World Kidney Day and International Women’s Day Thursday, March 8, 2018! You must be 18 years or older and no purchase is necessary to enter or win. Click here to read official rules.

Help us raise awareness about the importance of women’s health and maintaining healthy kidneys. Good luck!

SOLD OUT - 11th Annual George Lopez Celebrity Golf Classic

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This year's Celebrity Golf Classic is officially SOLD OUT of golfing spots, but you can still participate in the event. Want to sponsor the Celebration Party or purchase individual Golf Dinner tickets for Sunday and Monday night, there's still time! We're proud that funds raised from the 11th Annual George Lopez Celebrity Golf Classic will help send over 250 children suffering with kidney disease to summer kidney disease and transplant camp for a week they'll never forget! 

March 8th is World Kidney Day

Every March is National Kidney Month and Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a worldwide public health problem. This year World Kidney Day and International Women's Day will be celebrated on March 8 2018! 

Did you know that CKD affects approximately 195 million women worldwide and it is currently the 8th leading cause of death in women, with close to 600,000 deaths each year according to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation?

Let's join other organizations to make an impact on World Kidney Day and raise awareness about Kidney Disease!

 

Save the Date for the 11th Annual George Lopez Celebrity Golf Classic

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Join us May 6 - 7, 2018 for the 11th Annual George Lopez Celebrity Golf Classic in Toluca Lake. The funds raised from the event will help send over 250 children with kidney disease to summer and fall camp for a week they'll never forget! Click here to learn more.