Kidney Walk & Celebration Events


2023 Mobile Kidney Walk & Celebration
March 11, 2023

Honorary Co-Chairs
Bradley Byrne, President/CEO
Mobile Chamber of Commerce
Rebecca Byrne, President/CEO
Community Foundation of South Alabama

Honorary Patient Chair
Rhonda Gulledge, Design Engineering Manager
Mobile County Engineering Department

UMS-Wright Preparatory School
Ervin S. Cooper Stadium – 65 Mobile St.

Questions? Contact Nell Gustavson at or 251-721-0235


2023 Birmingham Kidney Walk & Celebration
April 22, 2023

Honorary Chair
Charlie Stevens, Vice President of Sales & Rental
Thompson Tractor

Honorary Patient Chair
Lori Stevens

Veteran’s Park – 4800 Valleydale Road

Questions? Contact Brad Cary at or 205-382-6080

The Shoals

2023 Shoals Kidney Walk & Celebration
May 6, 2023

Honorary Chair
Tommy Glasgow, President
TNT Fireworks: American Promotional Events

Honorary Patient Chair
Anna Grace Van Buren, Owner
Snuggly Doodles

River Heritage Park – 15 Hightower Place

Questions? Contact JoHelene Patrick at or 256-975-0000


2023 Huntsville Kidney Walk & Celebration
April 29, 2023

MidCity District – 5909 NW University Blvd.

Questions? Contact Nikki Balthazar at or 256-957-2220


2023 Montgomery Kidney Walk & Celebration
May 13, 2023

Honorary Chair
Melanie Halvorson, M.D.
Renal Associates of Montgomery

Honorary Patient Chair
James Belton
3B Concepts

Montgomery Riverwalk Stadium – 200 Coosa St.

Questions? Contact Shannon Morrell at or 334-430-8716


2023 Wiregrass Kidney Walk & Celebration
April 15, 2023

Honorary Chair:
Kevin Savoy, Vice President
Ashleigh Savoy
Greenbush Logistics, Inc. and Great Southern Wood Preserving, Inc.

Westgate Park Kiwanis Pavilion – 800 Deerpath Rd.

Questions? Contact Lisa Baity at or 334-547-8467


You can help improve the quality of life for Alabama’s kidney patients by giving your time. Whether you want to volunteer on a regular basis or occasionally, your involvement will be appreciated.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Participate in the annual Kidney Celebration events as an Individual Walker, Team Captain, or as a volunteer on walk day.
  • Volunteer at a Kidney Education Conference where patients gather free of charge for a full day of instruction on a variety of kidney disease subjects.
  • Help as an office assistant for seasonal mailings.
  • Get involved locally with a Regional Office.

Interested in volunteering?

State Office

(205) 900-7250
David Reeves

North Alabama/Shoals Regional Office

(256) 975-0000
JoHelene Patrick

Huntsville Regional Office

(256) 957-2220
Jacqueline Jimenez

Central Alabama/Birmingham Regional Office

(205) 382-6080
Brad Cary

Middle Alabama/Montgomery Regional Office

(334) 430-8716
Shannon Morrell

South Alabama/Mobile Regional Office

(251) 721- 0235
Dawn Rencher

Wiregrass Area

(334) 547-8467
Lisa Baity

Make a Donation

The Power of the Gift

Each year, the Alabama Kidney Foundation meets thousands of requests for help by distributing more than 70% of its operating budget to kidney patients through its assistance programs. We are able to continue our mission because of generous supporters like you. Your gift can make a difference! Your donation enables us to assist Alabama’s kidney disease patients when they have nowhere else to turn.

Please consider making a difference for thousands of Alabamians today by making a tax-deductible gift to the Foundation. You can donate online by going to the AKF’s Network for Good page.

You can mail your check to:

Alabama Kidney Foundation
265 Riverchase Parkway East, Suite 106
Birmingham, AL 35244
(205) 900-7250 + (888) 585-1712 + FAX (205) 848-2006

Giving Levels

Donor (up to $25) Friend ($500 – $999)
Backer ($25 – $99) Patron ($1,000 – $2,499)
Partner ($100 – $249) Philanthropist ($2,500 – $4,999)
Supporter ($250 – $499 up) Benefactor ($5,000 and up)

Planned Giving

Alabama Kidney Foundation’s Legacy Society

The AKF’s Legacy Society honors the charitable individuals who will leave a lasting impact on Alabama’s kidney patients through a gift from their estate. Each year, thousands of kidney patients in need turn to the AKF for financial assistance, education, and support services. As a member of the Legacy Society, you will become part of a group of individuals and families who care about the continuity of critical services the AKF provides to Alabama kidney patients.

A planned gift can be a simple request in your will or a more complex arrangement involving a charitable remainder or lead trust. You can use charitable assets that range from cash and stock to real estate or a life insurance policy.

How to join our Legacy Society

Becoming a Legacy Society member is simple. Include the Alabama Kidney Foundation as a beneficiary of a gift from your estate and notify us that you have done so. We can help you or your professional advisor with recommended language to fulfill your charitable intent.

Benefits of membership

One of the greatest benefits you will receive from becoming a Legacy Society member is knowing that your legacy will continue to help Alabama’s kidney patients for years to come.

Other benefits include:

  • Access to our expert staff to help you fulfill your personal philanthropic goals.
  • Lapel pin that identifies you as a Legacy Society member and a supporter of the AKF’s mission.
  • Invitations to special events throughout the year.
  • Recognition in our Legacy Society membership roster (with your permission) as published in various newsletters and publications. Anonymity is also available, either during your lifetime only or beyond, as you wish.