National Kidney Foundation 30th Annual Kidney Ball in Philadelphia, Silent Auction and Mobile Bidding powered by Gesture
Philadelphia, PA — February 12, 2014 — On March 8th, 2014, over 400 guests are expected to attend the National Kidney Foundation (NKF)’s 30th Annual Kidney Ball at Vie in Philadelphia. The Kidney Ball is one of the organization’s largest annual fundraisers and is anticipated to raise $400,000 toward the organization’s mission of awareness, prevention, and treatment of kidney disease.
The Kidney Ball is the NKF’s annual black-tie affair, and serves as an occasion to honor those in the renal community that have made a difference in the lives of the patients we serve and that show a dedication to the NKF’s mission.
Each year the NKF selects a volunteer and physician to honor who has championed our mission and who is dedicated to helping those with kidney disease. This year’s gala will honor Fran Lynam, our Bobby Rydell Volunteer Honoree, and nephrologist Dr. George Francos, the Beatrice F. Nicoletti Professor of Nephrology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals.
The Kidney Ball will be emcee’d by ten-time Emmy Award winner and co-anchor of Fox 29’s “Good Day Philadelphia,” Mike Jerrick. A live and silent auction will take place and guests will be entertained by the Ken Silver Orchestra and mummers from the Aqua String Band. Mobile bidding and silent auctions provided by Gesture.
The Kidney Ball is sponsored by Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, TD Bank, Crozer- Keystone Health System, Equus Capital Partners, Ltd., DaVita, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Delaware Valley Nephrology and Hypertension Associates and many more. Those interested in attending or sponsoring can find more information online at www.nkfdv.org.
◆ Access to doctors from major local hospitals, nephrology practices, transplant programs, and dialysis centers
at a prestigious venue
◆ Entertainment opportunity for local doctors and potential clients
◆ Brand alignment with the premier event for renal physicians in the Delaware Valley
◆ Marketing and advertising opportunities
◆ Community goodwill by supporting the NKF’s mission, programs and services
◆ Volunteer opportunities for staff and leadership
More information about the event: http://www.kidney.org/calendar/event.cfm?event=1087
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