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Leah Christoforidis: Rare Kidney Cancer and Her Advocacy for Research

Leah Christoforidis: Rare Kidney Cancer and Her Advocacy for Research

Meet Leah Christoforidis, a resilient Illinois resident and mother of four, whose life took an unexpected turn when diagnosed with a rare form of kidney cancer during her pregnancy. In this month's Community Spotlight, Leah shares her compelling journey from diagnosis to advocacy, revealing how...

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Leah Christoforidis: Rare Kidney Cancer and Her Advocacy for Research

Leah Christoforidis: Rare Kidney Cancer and Her Advocacy for Research

Meet Leah Christoforidis, a resilient Illinois resident and mother of four, whose life took an unexpected turn when diagnosed with a rare form of kidney cancer during her pregnancy. In this month's Community Spotlight, Leah shares her compelling journey from diagnosis to advocacy, revealing how...

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Renée Maria Saliby: Kidney Cancer Research Champion

Renée Maria Saliby: Kidney Cancer Research Champion

Introducing Renée Maria Saliby, a dedicated young investigator in kidney cancer research! At just 27, Renée is blazing an inspring professional trail. Read on as she shares insights from her personal experiences and career pursuits, along with opportunities available for young researchers to...

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Leah Christoforidis: Rare Kidney Cancer and Her Advocacy for Research

Leah Christoforidis: Rare Kidney Cancer and Her Advocacy for Research

Meet Leah Christoforidis, a resilient Illinois resident and mother of four, whose life took an unexpected turn when diagnosed with a rare form of kidney cancer during her pregnancy. In this month's Community Spotlight, Leah shares her compelling journey from diagnosis to advocacy, revealing how...

HOW TO SUPPORT KIDNEYCAN

KidneyCAN is the voice of patients, caregivers, doctors, and researchers. We advocate year-round for federal funding for research. With your support, our community is accelerating cures for kidney cancer.

Our work has led to $185 million research dollars since 2016; however, KidneyCAN is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit and does not receive any funding through the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) or KCRP (Kidney Cancer Research Program).

Our work never stops or slows down. With the support of our donors, KidneyCAN makes a difference every day in the lives of people affected by kidney cancer.

Fundraise Your Way

We want to make fundraising easy for you. Start with an idea, and use the resources we’ve provided here to make your fundraiser a success! Our team is here to help if you need us.

Get inspired, then get started!

CELEBRATE MILESTONES

Create a fundraiser to celebrate a loved one, a birthday, a special milestone in your cancer journey.

HONOR & REMEMBER

Acknowledge a special survivor, or create a memorial fundraiser to pay tribute to your loved one.

HEALTH & FITNESS

Create a fitness challenge, a fun run, or a local walk to raise awareness and funds for research.

MAKE IT A FUN-RAISER

Create a fun event that incoporates a hobby you love: a bowl-a-thon, a fishing competiton, a bake-off, a game night.

DON'T FORGET FIDO

Dogs are family too!  Create an event to include man’s best friend, like Yappy Hour or Fun Run with Fido in the park.

RAISE AWARENESS & FUNDS

Create an annual educational event for the month of March in honor of Kidney Cancer Awareness Month.

Walt Disney said, “If you can dream it, you can do it.”

Get creative, and know that your efforts make an enormous impact on those living with kidney cancer!

Additional Resources to Support KidneyCAN

SHOPRAISE

Whether it’s shopping for daily essentials like groceries, buying furniture for your home office, or even booking your next trip, the ShopRaise app lets you shop for your cause. Now you can turn your everyday shopping into support for your favorite cause all at no additional cost to you.

RAISE FUNDS AND AWARENESS ON FACEBOOK

Set up a dedicated fundraising page to share your story, tell others about your mission and rally around your fundraising goal. A Facebook birthday fundraiser is an easy way to support KidneyCAN! Facebook charges no fees to donations made to non-profits.

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If you have stock that you’ve owned for more than a year, check with your financial advisor to see if giving stock will provide you with greater tax benefits than giving cash. Your broker can assist you in making a gift of stock via a direct transfer to KidneyCAN or email us for further information.

ONE-TIME OR A SUSTAINING DONATION

Your contribution matters in the fight against kidney cancer! Your donation helps to fund programs that support our mission to advocate and fund cutting-edge research. You may make a one-time donation or set-up a recurring gift to help further our work.

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Double your donation! Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations. Some provide matching funds to support employee volunteer hours. Most of these programs match contributions dollar for dollar, and some will even double or triple the amount of your gift! Click the link to check if your Company participates.

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Are you a business owner or part of a company that would like to extend your donations through Workplace Giving? See how both KidneyCAN and your company and employees can benefit through a workplace giving program. Read more about this and contact us if you’d like to set up a Workplace Giving program in your company to benefit kidney cancer research.

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday was founded in 2012 with a simple idea: setting aside one day specifically for doing good. It’s held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. In the last decade, nonprofits around the world have organized giving campaigns on this day to help their supporters understand their needs and make an impact through giving.

We at KidneyCAN use Giving Tuesday as an annual opportunity to raise awareness for kidney cancer. We know that makin progress toward cures depends on the generosity of our supporters, and we spend the day providing education and support for patients and caregivers.

If you would like to organize a Giving Tuesday campaign to support KidneyCAN, please let us know! We’d be happy to provide you with resources and information to get started.

Join Our Grassroots Army

We know that awareness of kidney cancer and its impact on many lives leads to a sense of urgency, a desire for solutions. Awareness leads to advocacy, and advocacy — joining to speak as one voice — leads to funding and research. That’s how we get to cures.

Missed our "Partners in Progress" Town Hall? The full event is now available for you to watch at your convenience! 

Get the latest insights on clinical trials for kidney cancer from top experts and hear the powerful stories of patients. Plus, find all the links and resources mentioned during the event on our website. 

Your journey towards understanding and navigating kidney cancer treatments continues here.

Watch Now: https://kidneycan.org/real-talk-on-kidney-cancer-clinical-trials/

Missed our "Partners in Progress" Town Hall? The full event is now available for you to watch at your convenience!

Get the latest insights on clinical trials for kidney cancer from top experts and hear the powerful stories of patients. Plus, find all the links and resources mentioned during the event on our website.

Your journey towards understanding and navigating kidney cancer treatments continues here.

Watch Now: https://kidneycan.org/real-talk-on-kidney-cancer-clinical-trials/
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Clinical trials can be a game-changer in #KidneyCancer treatment. Join our next Town Hall and get all your questions answered by those who know best: the patients and doctors. 

Join us next week! Your journey to healing starts here. 🌟

https://bit.ly/RealTalkTrials

Clinical trials can be a game-changer in #KidneyCancer treatment. Join our next Town Hall and get all your questions answered by those who know best: the patients and doctors.

Join us next week! Your journey to healing starts here. 🌟

https://bit.ly/RealTalkTrials
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"On May 10, 2016, I was blindsided with a stage four #kidneycancer diagnosis. I thought I was going to die. The five-year survival rate that year for metastatic #RCC patients was 5%." -- Laura, on the other side of her participation in a clinical trial

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Join us for “Partners in Progress: Real Talk on Clinical Trials with Doctors and Patients,” a KidneyCAN Town Hall where exploration meets real-world experience.

👉Hear Directly from Experts: Renowned doctors Dr. Naomi Haas and Dr. Bradley McGregor will demystify the process and potential of clinical trials in kidney cancer care.
👉Gain Patient Perspectives: Patients will share their unfiltered experiences with clinical trials, offering insights that only someone who has walked this path can provide.
👉Ask Your Questions: This is your chance to get unvarnished information and advice straight from those deeply entrenched in the fight against kidney cancer.

Arm yourself with knowledge and join a community eager to support you at every step of your journey!

Register now and secure your spot: https://bit.ly/RealTalkTrials

"On May 10, 2016, I was blindsided with a stage four #kidneycancer diagnosis. I thought I was going to die. The five-year survival rate that year for metastatic #RCC patients was 5%." -- Laura, on the other side of her participation in a clinical trial

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Join us for “Partners in Progress: Real Talk on Clinical Trials with Doctors and Patients,” a KidneyCAN Town Hall where exploration meets real-world experience.

👉Hear Directly from Experts: Renowned doctors Dr. Naomi Haas and Dr. Bradley McGregor will demystify the process and potential of clinical trials in kidney cancer care.
👉Gain Patient Perspectives: Patients will share their unfiltered experiences with clinical trials, offering insights that only someone who has walked this path can provide.
👉Ask Your Questions: This is your chance to get unvarnished information and advice straight from those deeply entrenched in the fight against kidney cancer.

Arm yourself with knowledge and join a community eager to support you at every step of your journey!

Register now and secure your spot: https://bit.ly/RealTalkTrials
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When Deb was diagnosed with stage IV kidney cancer six years ago, she thought she would miss out on a lot of life experiences. She turned to a clinical trial for hope.

Let's talk about the role of clinical trials in #kidneycancer treatment with those on the front lines. KidneyCAN's next Town Hall brings you insights from renowned doctors and experienced patients. 

🗓️ Wednesday, April 24th
⏰ 6 pm ET
💻 Free, Interactive Zoom Webinar
🥰 Community Social to follow

Register now to save your seat and ask your questions for the panel: https://bit.ly/RealTalkTrials

Let's navigate this path together!

When Deb was diagnosed with stage IV kidney cancer six years ago, she thought she would miss out on a lot of life experiences. She turned to a clinical trial for hope.

Let`s talk about the role of clinical trials in #kidneycancer treatment with those on the front lines. KidneyCAN`s next Town Hall brings you insights from renowned doctors and experienced patients.

🗓️ Wednesday, April 24th
⏰ 6 pm ET
💻 Free, Interactive Zoom Webinar
🥰 Community Social to follow

Register now to save your seat and ask your questions for the panel: https://bit.ly/RealTalkTrials

Let`s navigate this path together!
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KidneyCAN is proud to partner with the American Association for Cancer Research to offer two $50,000 one-year grants for basic, translational, and/or clinical research projects. We want to stimulate creative approaches for treating #KidneyCancer. 

✅One page application!
⏰Apply by April 11! 

Learn more: https://bit.ly/AACR-KidneyCAN-Grant

Let's #AccelerateCures!

KidneyCAN is proud to partner with the American Association for Cancer Research to offer two $50,000 one-year grants for basic, translational, and/or clinical research projects. We want to stimulate creative approaches for treating #KidneyCancer.

✅One page application!
⏰Apply by April 11!

Learn more: https://bit.ly/AACR-KidneyCAN-Grant

Let`s #AccelerateCures!
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Get the scoop on clinical trial participation from those who know! 

Plan to join KidneyCAN for our next Town Hall on April 24th: "Partners in Progress: Real Talk on Clinical Trials with Doctors and Patients." You'll learn everything you need to know as you weigh trial and treatment options for #KidneyCancer, from both doctor and patient panelists. 

Register now 👉 https://bit.ly/RealTalkTrials

Be sure to drop your questions in the comments here, as well as in the form when you register, so our team can ensure we answer as many as possible.

Get the scoop on clinical trial participation from those who know!

Plan to join KidneyCAN for our next Town Hall on April 24th: "Partners in Progress: Real Talk on Clinical Trials with Doctors and Patients." You`ll learn everything you need to know as you weigh trial and treatment options for #KidneyCancer, from both doctor and patient panelists.

Register now 👉 https://bit.ly/RealTalkTrials

Be sure to drop your questions in the comments here, as well as in the form when you register, so our team can ensure we answer as many as possible.
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"I don't know what's gonna happen tomorrow or next year, but for right now, I've determined that I'm gonna live as much as I can, as well as I can."

Six years after his diagnosis of Stage IV kidney cancer, Dr. Adam Stern's story is a light of optimism in the face of adversity. His video update reminds us of the power of living fully each day.

As we mark the end of #KidneyCancerAwarenessMonth, we reflect on the journey of hope, resilience, and community we've shared. Indeed, we go forward together.

Stay connected with KidneyCAN on social media and explore our Patient Resource Center for valuable insights and guidance. Every day of the year, thank you for being part of our community to #AccelerateCures for #KidneyCancer.

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"I don`t know what`s gonna happen tomorrow or next year, but for right now, I`ve determined that I`m gonna live as much as I can, as well as I can."

Six years after his diagnosis of Stage IV kidney cancer, Dr. Adam Stern`s story is a light of optimism in the face of adversity. His video update reminds us of the power of living fully each day.

As we mark the end of #KidneyCancerAwarenessMonth, we reflect on the journey of hope, resilience, and community we`ve shared. Indeed, we go forward together.

Stay connected with KidneyCAN on social media and explore our Patient Resource Center for valuable insights and guidance. Every day of the year, thank you for being part of our community to #AccelerateCures for #KidneyCancer.

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This #KidneyCancerAwarenessMonth, remember that maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle during treatment is not just possible — it's empowering! 

Watch our Town Hall webinar to learn practical strategies for keeping your kidney function strong and your spirits high, directly from experts and fellow warriors on the same journey. 

Together, let's make health and activity our allies in the fight against #kidneycancer.

👉 Stay Active, Stay Informed: https://kidneycan.org/protecting-your-kidney-health/

This #KidneyCancerAwarenessMonth, remember that maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle during treatment is not just possible — it`s empowering!

Watch our Town Hall webinar to learn practical strategies for keeping your kidney function strong and your spirits high, directly from experts and fellow warriors on the same journey.

Together, let`s make health and activity our allies in the fight against #kidneycancer.

👉 Stay Active, Stay Informed: https://kidneycan.org/protecting-your-kidney-health/
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Did you know? Fewer than 5% of cancer patients enroll in clinical trials, yet these trials are crucial for advancing treatment. This #KidneyCancerAwarenessMonth, let's change the narrative. 

Our KidneyCAN Patient Resource Center offers clear, accessible information on treatment options and clinical trials, helping you make informed decisions. 

👉 Access the Resources: https://bit.ly/KidneyCANPRCTrials

#KidneyCancerAwareness #ClinicalTrialParticipation #PatientEmpowerment #KidneyCAN

Did you know? Fewer than 5% of cancer patients enroll in clinical trials, yet these trials are crucial for advancing treatment. This #KidneyCancerAwarenessMonth, let`s change the narrative.

Our KidneyCAN Patient Resource Center offers clear, accessible information on treatment options and clinical trials, helping you make informed decisions.

👉 Access the Resources: https://bit.ly/KidneyCANPRCTrials

#KidneyCancerAwareness #ClinicalTrialParticipation #PatientEmpowerment #KidneyCAN
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