Renal Support Network Events

RSN’s 22nd Annual Essay Contest

Submissions are Open Until August 10, 2024.

We are pleased to announce the theme of our 22nd Annual Essay Contest. This year, we invite people who have kidney disease to share their personal story about how a cherished form of entertainment media aids in your journey of navigating life with kidney disease. We encourage writers to explore the question: “Which film, television series, book, or song provides you with comfort?” The annual contest provides an opportunity for those who live with chronic kidney disease (CKD) to tell their story.

Lori Hartwell, founder and president of RSN, says, “Managing all the emotions that accompany kidney disease is daunting. Learning how to cope with its challenges is key to thriving despite this illness. We want to share kidney warrior strategies so that others may benefit from them. We look forward to reading all of the courageous stories.” The contest is open to all people in the United States who have been diagnosed with kidney disease, have had a kidney transplant, or are on dialysis.

Contest winners will receive cash prizes: First Place, $500; Second Place, $300; and Third Place, $100. The submission deadline is August 10, 2024.

Zoom Meetings Include:
Online Kidney Disease Support Group
Kidney Kin Fitness
Be Fit While You Sit
Get Creative
Kidney Kin Book club

RSN hosts a series of topical zoom meetings at no charge! Participants need not have a zoom.com account. There will be a link provided via email before each meeting. You will have the option of dialing in via a phone or you may download the Zoom app to your smartphone, tablet, desktop computer or laptop computer. Registration will be required. Instructions will be emailed to you before each meeting. SIGN UP TODAY!

Save the Date for RSN’s 2024 Hope Week
Five Educational and Hope-Filled Days!
October 9 – 13, 2024

For three decades RSN has presented the Annual Patient Education meeting at no charge to people who have kidney disease and their families. In 2020 RSN introduced a national, virtual five-day event. Each day has a series of presentations that focuses on a specific disease state or treatment for kidney disease including an entire day dedicated to pediatric kidney disease. Speakers include healthcare professionals and people who have learned to live and thrive in spite of having kidney disease. There are no fees to attend. 

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