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

AMAZON SMILE

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support KidneyCAN every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to KidneyCAN.

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.

GIFTS OF STOCK

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.

MATCHING GIFTS

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.

WORKPLACE GIVING

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.

The KidneyCAN team is deeply saddened to share the loss of Gary Poteat. Gary was diagnosed in 2007 with Stage IV #kidneycancer, and in the 15 years since, he and his wife Susan have contributed enormously to research progress and advocacy efforts. 
Many of you know Susan as our Medical Science Liaison and an active member of our SmartPatients community. Please read about Gary's extraordinary life and join us in offering condolences to the Poteat family. 
https://kidneycan.org/gary-poteat-in-memory/

The KidneyCAN team is deeply saddened to share the loss of Gary Poteat. Gary was diagnosed in 2007 with Stage IV #kidneycancer, and in the 15 years since, he and his wife Susan have contributed enormously to research progress and advocacy efforts.

Many of you know Susan as our Medical Science Liaison and an active member of our SmartPatients community. Please read about Gary's extraordinary life and join us in offering condolences to the Poteat family.

https://kidneycan.org/gary-poteat-in-memory/
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KidneyCAN is excited to announce the first annual Rock the Run 5K fundraiser! We want YOU to join us!
KidneyCAN was co-founded by Ralph Knapp, who said, “Raising funds for research, clinical trials, and finding a cure for #kidneycancer has become my hope and passion.” KidneyCAN’s past fundraisers included two “Rock the Cure” events that raised over $300,000. These events embodied Ralph’s fun and electric personality and were filled with music, friends, and fellowship. 
We lost Ralph in March 2022. To honor his memory and continue his quest to save lives, we are launching an annual Rock the Run fundraiser. 
· Join us in Philly on October 7th, or create your own local event through October 15th! 
· As big or small as you want to make it!
· Walk, run, bike ... you can ROCK it your way!
· Register as an individual, or join one of our teams!
Let’s #acceleratecures for kidney cancer! 🎸
MORE INFO & REGISTRATION: https://kidneycan.org/rock-the-run-kidney-cancer-research-22/

KidneyCAN is excited to announce the first annual Rock the Run 5K fundraiser! We want YOU to join us!

KidneyCAN was co-founded by Ralph Knapp, who said, “Raising funds for research, clinical trials, and finding a cure for #kidneycancer has become my hope and passion.” KidneyCAN’s past fundraisers included two “Rock the Cure” events that raised over $300,000. These events embodied Ralph’s fun and electric personality and were filled with music, friends, and fellowship.

We lost Ralph in March 2022. To honor his memory and continue his quest to save lives, we are launching an annual Rock the Run fundraiser.

· Join us in Philly on October 7th, or create your own local event through October 15th!
· As big or small as you want to make it!
· Walk, run, bike ... you can ROCK it your way!
· Register as an individual, or join one of our teams!

Let’s #acceleratecures for kidney cancer! 🎸

MORE INFO & REGISTRATION: https://kidneycan.org/rock-the-run-kidney-cancer-research-22/
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Did you catch our latest newsletter? Highlights for the Kidney Cancer Research Summit in October, research funding advocacy news, inspiring patient stories, info on clinical trials, and more! 
#kidneycancer #kidneycan #acceleratingcures
Link in our stories, and you can subscribe on our website! 
https://conta.cc/3dXmf9o

Did you catch our latest newsletter? Highlights for the Kidney Cancer Research Summit in October, research funding advocacy news, inspiring patient stories, info on clinical trials, and more!

#kidneycancer #kidneycan #acceleratingcures

Link in our stories, and you can subscribe on our website!

https://conta.cc/3dXmf9o
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Our hearts are FULL and JOYOUS today! 
"Thank you KidneyCAN! These are the moments we work and fight for. My first grandchild! 
Reece Alexandre Uranga 💫
8/21/2022
7 lbs 4 oz 
My heart will never be the same." 
Congratulations, @Merylur! 💚🧡

Our hearts are FULL and JOYOUS today!

"Thank you KidneyCAN! These are the moments we work and fight for. My first grandchild!

Reece Alexandre Uranga 💫
8/21/2022
7 lbs 4 oz

My heart will never be the same."

Congratulations, @Merylur! 💚🧡
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A couple of photos from today's #DistrictDays advocacy event, where we've gathered patients, caregivers, friends, family, doctors, and researchers to tell Congress that we need robust #research funding for #kidneycancer through the #NIH and the #CDMRP. A few things to notice: 
· Our efforts today spanned the entire US, with folks meeting virtually as far east as New England and as far west as Hawaii!
· The experts gathered to speak up for research funding represent the University of Hawaii, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
· Every advocacy meeting is data-packed and backed with numbers ... whether you're a doctor, researcher, patient, or caregiver, we make sure you have the information needed to show Congress the importance of funding kidney cancer research. 
Thank you to this all-star team of advocates for their work today! You're #acceleratingcures!

A couple of photos from today's #DistrictDays advocacy event, where we've gathered patients, caregivers, friends, family, doctors, and researchers to tell Congress that we need robust #research funding for #kidneycancer through the #NIH and the #CDMRP. A few things to notice:

· Our efforts today spanned the entire US, with folks meeting virtually as far east as New England and as far west as Hawaii!
· The experts gathered to speak up for research funding represent the University of Hawaii, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
· Every advocacy meeting is data-packed and backed with numbers ... whether you're a doctor, researcher, patient, or caregiver, we make sure you have the information needed to show Congress the importance of funding kidney cancer research.

Thank you to this all-star team of advocates for their work today! You're #acceleratingcures!
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Today and tomorrow, KidneyCAN and our partners are telling Congress to #fundthecure for #kidneycancer! 
We're meeting with representatives from all over the United States to share the urgent need for#RCC #research funding. 
Thanks to Katie with @SenatorBurr's office for supporting robust funding for the @NIHgov and the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs. 
We are #accleratingcures! Thank you to all of our advocates -- patients, caregivers, family, friends, doctors, and researchers -- who've lifted their voices for our community today!

Today and tomorrow, KidneyCAN and our partners are telling Congress to #fundthecure for #kidneycancer!

We're meeting with representatives from all over the United States to share the urgent need for#RCC #research funding.

Thanks to Katie with @SenatorBurr's office for supporting robust funding for the @NIHgov and the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs.

We are #accleratingcures! Thank you to all of our advocates -- patients, caregivers, family, friends, doctors, and researchers -- who've lifted their voices for our community today!
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It's not too late to join us for today's #KidneyCancer #TownHall! 
Learn about #clinicaltrials and how to explore your options with two of the nation's leading #research experts.
Register at https://kidneycan.org/clinical-trials-for-kidney-cancer/

It's not too late to join us for today's #KidneyCancer #TownHall!

Learn about #clinicaltrials and how to explore your options with two of the nation's leading #research experts.

Register at https://kidneycan.org/clinical-trials-for-kidney-cancer/
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It's a simple and sad fact. We aren't making progress fast enough. 
We need YOU to help us on August 8-9 when we tell Congress to #fundthecure for #kidneycancer. 
District Days Advocacy Event
• Meet with your House and Senate representatives via Zoom. 
• Tell them about the impact of kidney cancer on your life. 
• Ask for funding for research through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs - CDMRP. 
It's easy and so impactful. You just tell your story and use the resources provided by KidneyCAN to make specific funding requests. We'll help you every step of the way. 
Learn more and register here: https://kidneycan.org/2022-district-days/
#rcc #kidneycancerawareness #cancerresearch

It's a simple and sad fact. We aren't making progress fast enough.

We need YOU to help us on August 8-9 when we tell Congress to #fundthecure for #kidneycancer.

District Days Advocacy Event
• Meet with your House and Senate representatives via Zoom.
• Tell them about the impact of kidney cancer on your life.
• Ask for funding for research through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs - CDMRP.

It's easy and so impactful. You just tell your story and use the resources provided by KidneyCAN to make specific funding requests. We'll help you every step of the way.

Learn more and register here: https://kidneycan.org/2022-district-days/

#rcc #kidneycancerawareness #cancerresearch
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District Days: Asking Congress to Fund Kidney Cancer Research

District Days: Asking Congress to Fund Kidney Cancer Research

On August 8-9th, KidneyCAN gathered advocates from all over the United States to ask Congress for robust funding for kidney cancer research through the NIH and CDMRP (Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs). Read on to hear about our goals for this event and how you can help fund...

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Gary Poteat was the husband of Susan Poteat, KidneyCAN's Medical Science Liaison. Gary and Susan were married for 43 years. Since Gary's diagnosis of Stage IV kidney cancer in 2007, both Gary and Susan have been active advocates for research funding and trial participation. The KidneyCAN community...