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2022 Iowa Kidney Walk

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2022 Iowa Kidney Walk

Sunday is Walk Day! 

Check out our Walk Day schedule
1:00 PM  Activities begin
1:25 PM the Virtual Walk program begins

log into our Facebook Page to watch! 

1:45 PM Dance warm-up with Tony Zika begins (Central Iowa only)
2:00 PM The Kidney Walk begins
3:10 PM Gentle Stretching Yoga with Janis begins (Central Iowa only)
3:30 PM Closing Ceremony

We can't wait to see you on Sunday! 

Each individual walker who raises $100 will get this shirt mailed directly to your home! Remember that you have until 6 weeks AFTER the Walks to earn your shirt!

If you raise $250 or more, you will be able to choose from the items in the photo above and more! Scan the QR code to see all of your options

Iowa Kidney Walk Trivia Contest!


  1. ​Register for the Iowa Kidney Walk, taking place in West Des Moines, the Southeast Iowa Kidney Walk, taking place in Ottumwa, or the Village of East Davenport Sidewalk Stroll taking place in Davenport
  2. Send your answers to the below trivia questions to by Thursday, March 31 at 10:00 PM CST. The winner will receive a $50 Visa Gift Card! In the case of a tie, the winners' names will be put into a drawing to see who wins the $50 gift card. Good luck!
Trivia Questions
  1. What is the name of the nephrology clinic that is the Statewide Presenting Sponsor for 2022?
  2. What is the name of the mascot in this photo? Bonus question: Who is inside the costume? 
  3. What are the colors of the Modern Woodmen logo?
  4. Where is the Southeast Iowa Kidney Walk taking place?
  5. What is the name of the business in the Village of East Davenport that is a 'turn of the century ice cream parlor, chocolate sales and confectionary'?
  6. What's the name of the brewery and restaurant in Des Moines where the Central Iowa walk kick-off was held in 2019 and 2020? Hint: There's a LARGE Statue of Liberty crown on top of the building
  7. What's the name of the bridge in Ottumwa that 'went orange' for Kidney Awareness on World Kidney Day 2021 and 2022?
  8. What's the name of the lake that the Central Iowa Kidney Walk path goes around?
  9. What is the Community 1st Credit Union slogan?
  10. What is the name of the gym right down the road from Raccoon River Park where world-famous gymnast Shawn Johnson trained?
  11. What large river is right next to Lindsay Park, where the Village of East Davenport Sidewalk Stroll begins?
  12. What's your favorite Kidney Walk memory?

Thank you to our sponsors!

​Returning Central Iowa Presenting Sponsor AND First-ever Statewide Sponsor, Iowa Kidney Physicians!

Returning Southeast Iowa Presenting Sponsor, Community 1st Credit Union!

Returning Village of East Davenport Sidewalk Stroll Presenting Sponsor, Modern Woodmen!

We are excited to be walking together once again for kidney patients and their families throughout Iowa and we hope you walk with us!

This year we are moving all of our Iowa Kidney Walks to the same day and will have a virtual Livestream that will include participants from all three walks and will allow walkers to participate in the excitement of Kidney Walk Day across the state! 

The Central Iowa Kidney Walk will take place at Raccoon River Park, the Southeast Iowa Kidney Walk will take place at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, and the Village of East Davenport Stroll will take place at Lindsay Park in Davenport.

Register for the Southeast Iowa Kidney Walk here: 
Register for the Village of East Davenport Stroll here:

By participating in the 2022 Iowa Kidney Walk you’ll let others know they’re not alone. Together, we’ll come together with a common purpose and walk for those who can’t. Caring knows no distance; one simple step can change a life.


Unable to attend on Sunday, May 01, 2022?
No problem! This year we are offering options to your participation – join us in person or walk your way on your own time.  No matter how you choose to walk we will all be united by our belief in the need for better care and longer lives for kidney patients – for YOU and the ones you love.
The Best Part…
Getting started is the same no matter which option you choose!

  • Register today to start fundraising.
  • Personalize your kidney walk page
  • Get creative: check out the Walker Toolkit for easy ways to have fun, raise money and make a difference in someone’s life.


Are you ready to pledge your support?

COVID-19 Alert

Your health and safety continue to be our number one priority. NKF’s staff, board of directors, and healthcare advisors are closely monitoring the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.  We are currently planning to host this event in person on Sunday, May 01, 2022.  If a change to the current program needs to be made, we will provide you with detailed information on those changes and how we’ll be connecting the kidney community in that situation.

Please Note: An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people with underlying medical conditions and older adults are especially vulnerable.

By attending an NKF Event, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

Already registered? 

Let’s have fun and help keep each other healthy.

raised of $75,000 goal

Date: Sunday, May 01, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm


Raccoon River Park
2500 Grand Avenue West Des Moines, Iowa 50265

Colleen Hjort-Frederiksen
515.440.0402 ext. 463


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