Bits of Hope, Gifts of Life for kidney patients of the KDF

The Kidney Dialysis Foundation (KDF) of Singapore is launching a campaign to raise funds and to collect well-wishes and encouragement from members of the public for kidney patients and the healthcare professional looking after them.

Campaign by the Kidney Dialysis Foundation to raise funds and garner moral support for patients and staff.

Campaign by the Kidney Dialysis Foundation to raise funds and garner moral support for patients and staff.

The “Bits of Hope, Gift of Life” campaign will be held in conjunction with World Kidney Day on 14 March and as part of the celebrations for World Kidney Month in March 2013.

You can help the KDF in two ways.

1. Well-wishes and encouragement

Send your well-wishes and encouragements to KDF here.

Check out how you can support the KDF.

Check out how you can support the KDF.

These will be compiled into an e-Book at the end of the project and be published on KDF’s website.

This collection of well-wishes and encouragements would serve as a symbol of hope and encouragement for KDF’s patients to strive on and not give up.

It would also let them know that there are many others around who care, thus giving recognition to this vital group of healthcare workers for their hard work and dedication towards their profession.

2. Fundraising

You can donate directly to the campaign, to help defray the costs of dialysis for patients and lighten their financial load. For every donation of minimum $2, supporters will receive a specially designed KDF Post-It sticky pad as a token of appreciation.

The Kidney Dialysis Foundation (KDF) is a non-profit charitable organisation, established in February 1996 by Dr Gordon Ku, a kidney specialist.

KDF provides subsidised dialysis treatment to needy members of our community so that these patients will not be deprived of treatment due to financial difficulties and support research for a cure for kidney diseases.

KDF focuses on a niche group of patients – those from the lowest 10% of the income group and referred by the medical social workers from the restructured hospitals.

Most of its patients hold jobs such as cleaners, hawker assistants, store assistants and taxi drivers.

Flag Day 2013

In conjunction with the WKD event, KDF Flag Day will be held on the 30th March 2013, Saturday. Volunteers will be recruited to collect donations from the public on the day.

Well-wishes collection booths will be set up at 1-2 locations, while Flag Day reporting centres will be used as collecting booths.

Members of the public will be encouraged to make a donation of $2 and pen down their well-wishes on the sticky pads received.

All well-wishes collected will be displayed on a collection board.

Well-wishes collection previously from the online campaign will also be displayed.

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