Renal Support Network Events

RSN’s 20th Annual Essay Contest Submissions Are Now Closed. Winners will be Announced in September.

We are pleased to announce the theme of our 20th Annual Essay Contest. This year it’s all about “Surviving Tough Times, sharing a strategy that helps cope with kidney disease.” 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.”

Contest winners will receive cash prizes: First Place, $500; Second Place, $300; and Third Place, $100. The submission deadline is August 10, 2022.

Enter the 2nd Annual Artistic Contest of Hope

Prizes for each category are 1st prize $500, 2nd prize $300, 3rd prize $100. 

Submissions and voiting are now closed.

The winners will be announced during the award ceremony will be on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 1pm PT and will be posted here after the award ceremony.

Celebrity Charity Online Bingo
Sunday,  August 8, 2021
4:00pm – 6:00pm PT

Join us online for RSN’s Celebrity Charity Bingo – our one and only fundraising event of 2021! RSN does not charge anything for the many unique programs we offer. The funds raised will help us provide a wide variety of patient support activities. So please come play with us while helping people living with kidney disease continue to thrive.

$40 – 2 Bingo Cards, $50 – 4 Bingo Cards, $100 – 10 Bingo Cards, $200 – 25 Bingo Cards 

All ages can play!

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 2022 Hope Week
29th Annual Patient Education Meeting

Five Educational and Hope-Filled Days!
October 18 – 22, 2022

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.