Thank You to Our Supporters!

The DBKF would like to take a moment to thank the many volunteers, donors, and supporters who continuously show their love and support for the work we do. To honor our supporters, we hosted an appreciation dinner this February at the Sly Fox Inn in New York. Bellow are a few photos from the event. Feel free to check out the full gallery on our Facebook page.

“Gift of Life” Benefit Tickets On Sale Now!

Join us for our 2nd annual Gift of Life Benefit on Thursday, September 26, 2013. Tickets are now on sale via Pay Pal; just click “Donate” on the left hand bar of the page. The evening will include food, drinks, live entertainment and raffle prizes.

Come dance, mix and mingle, and enjoy great company in a fabulous environment!

General Seating 

Individual- $200

Couple- $375

Full Table (10 seats) – $1,800

Premium Seating

Individual- $275

Couple- $500

Full Table (10 seats)- $2,300

Premium PLUS (10 seats)- $5,000

Have a business or want to offer your congratulations to the foundation? Then buy an ad in our souvenir journal.

Souvenir Journal Advertisements

Back Cover- $700

Full Page- $500

Half Page- $300

Quarter Page- $175

Business Card- $100

Save the Date! 2nd Annual DBKF Gift of Life Benefit

It’s that time of year again! Save the date for the Dennis Bligen Kidney Foundation’s 2nd annual Gift of Life Benefit. The benefit will hosted once again at the Crest Hollow Country Club on Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 6pm until 11pm. Look for information about tickets in the upcoming weeks!

DBKF Benefit Save the Date .

Saturday, April 6, The Second Annual DBKF Walk-A-Thon Comes to a City Near You!

2013 5K Walk-A-Thon
12 - 3 p.m.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
NYC ~ Philadelphia ~ DC

Our annual walk-a-thon is a fun-filled activity for everyone interested in combating kidney disease.

*** UPDATE*** In New York, the time and location have changed. The walk will start at 9 a.m. at Riverside Par (116th and Riverside Drive). Please spread the word – see you on April 6th!

GOAL: It is our hope that each fundraising sponsor will raise at least $500


1. Participants may start collecting pledges as soon as they receive the pledge sheets. Contact a local representative for the 2013 Pledge Form.  

Reminder: The 2013 Pledge Forms need to be turned in on walk-a-thon day, Saturday, April 6, 2013. (Please keep a copy for your own records.)  

2. Pledges may be made by anyone. Please ask everyone who pledges if their company has a matching gift policy, if so, this will double their contribution. 

3. Sponsors making a pledge should write their own name and pledge per kilometer or fixed pledge amount. Participants may collect the pledge in advance and turn them in, along with the pledge sheets on the day of the walk-a-thon. 

4. Please return all final funds pledged and final pledge sheets to THE DENNIS BLIGEN KIDNEYFOUNDATION, Inc. no later than April 30, 2013. 

P.O. Box 1358, Triborough Station
New York, New York 10035 

For questions or concerns, or to volunteer, send us an email at or call us at 646-670-8695. Feel free to “Like” us on Facebook at DBFoundation! 

Simple Ways to Raise Money 

  • If your employer permits, post Event signs and brochures in employee gathering areas such as your company lunchroom, restroom, elevator, mail room, etc.
  • Ask for donations to honor a friend, family member or co-worker who has been affected by kidney disease or is a transplant recipient.
  • Ask friends and family to help widen your sphere of involvement by taking a pledge form to solicit donations.
  • Involve a neighboring company or business located near your workplace in a Kidney Walkathon competition.
  •  Ask 10 people for $20. That’s $200! Ask 25 people for $20. That’s $500!!


DC Walk-A-Thon 2013Philly Walk-A-Thon 2013

The DBKF Thanks You!

Thank you all for supporting The Dennis Bligen Kidney Foundation’s Inaugural Gift of Life Benefit Gala on September 20, 2012.
Below, please find a thank you letter on behalf of the DBKF from our Executive Director, Leon Bligen.
Also, please check out the event photos on our Facebook page:

DBKF Gala Thank You Letter

National Kidney Foundation Walk

The National Kidney Foundation is hosting it’s annual Kidney Walk on Wednesday, October 10. The Dennis Bligen Kidney Foundation supports this event and will be represented by multiple foundation members. The walk will be hosted in a number of states around the country, so you can get involved even if you’re not in New York. The National Kidney Foundation details how your money will help:

  • Kidney Disease Education through public awareness campaigns about risk factors and early detection, and free patient resources for patients and their families
  • Early Detection and Prevention with NKF’s free community kidney health screenings and risk factor assessments
  • Advancing Clinical Care by educating healthcare professionals and developing and refining CKD guidelines for diagnosis and treatment
  • Supporting the Search for Better Treatments by funding millions of dollars into kidney-related clinical research
  • Advocating for kidney patients with better public policies that benefit kidney patients, transplant recipients, organ donors and their families
  • Promoting Organ Donation through END THE WAIT, a groundbreaking collaborative initiative to increase organ donation”

Check out the website for me information on how to sign-up. We hope to see you there!

Thank You!

Our Inaugural “Gift of Life Benefit Gala…Honoring Those Who Give and Help Live” was an overwhelming success! From the depths of our collective heart we would like to thank each one of you who supported us in any way! We would especially like to thank our honorees, our celebrity guests, and all of those who travelled from out-of-state to share in our evening. Head over to our Facebook to see photos from our red carpet. May God continue to shine His light in your lives and we look forward to seeing you again next year!