This year, KDF celebrates Mid-Autumn Festival with The Serangoon CC on 4th September 2022, marking our 5th collaboration for the Sing For Charity concert.
KDF is thrilled to share the joy of our very first physical patient outing since the pandemic with The UPS Foundation!
Popular Taiwanese bakery KAZO collaborated with KDF for a mid-autumn charity mooncake sale.
Participants from all walks of life are encouraged to put themselves in the shoes of a dialysis patient by completing 12 hours of walking over a period of 10 days, from 5 August 2022 to 14 August 2022.
The KDF Charity Icon is a meaningful fundraising initiative heralded by the Chinese Community Committee of KDF since 2003. You may adopt a KDF Charity Icon – “Prosperous Tiger” with a donation of $888 and above.
In collaboration with local fintech platform GivePlease, KDF’s dedicated donation microsite was officially launched.
The Kidney Dialysis Foundation was approached by the Stewardship Asia Centre (SAC), a non-profit centre established by Temasek Trust to contribute a perspective article to the Stewardship Commons as a steward leader in the healthcare sector.
KDF patients were invited to a Father’s Day luncheon at Qian Xi Restaurant at Paya Lebar by our friendly SSA neighbour and partner, the Cheng Hong Welfare Society.
To mark a sweet start to the lunar new year this year, KDF collaborated with popular Taiwanese bakery KAZO for a CNY goodies charity bake sale. Part of the proceeds made from the sale went into supporting KDF’s underprivileged patients.
In February this year, the KDF Chinese Community Committee (CCC) and TKS N Siva Pte Ltd donated mandarin oranges and red packets to our end-stage kidney patients, spreading much needed festive cheer even when faced with visitation restrictions in our dialysis centres.
In a meaningful initiative to making the act of supporting our underserved communities more accessible, Co.@Duxton ran a Giving Machine campaign, where the public can support underserved communities with vouchers from a vending machine. The campaign concluded recently and successfully raised more than $2,500 worth of food and transportation vouchers for KDF patients.
For the month of December 2021, KDF collaborated with two organisations to bring gifts and smiles to our patients and their families, through our very first Season of Gifting campaign.
Philips Domestic Appliances reached out to KDF and donated 8 air purifiers, alongside with garment steamers and irons, giving our staff and patients a chance to experience a comfortable, healthy environment to work and dialyse in respectively.
The good folks at Proctor and Gamble sent over 250 care packs filled with essentials like toothbrushes, dishwashing liquid and hand soaps for our patients, sharing in the year-end festive cheer.
MSNC organised a virtual community event ‘Mount Sinai Neighbourhood Committee: Together We Can’, in support of KDF.
The residents of Mount Sinai neighbourhood participated in a diabetes awareness webinar organised by KDF.
As part of KDF’s fortified community outreach efforts, the residents of the Mount Sinai neighbourhood were treated to an informative health webinar about our kidneys.
KDF’s Clinical Services conducted a bilingual health webinar with 30 residents of SRCC.
This Nurses Day, to thank our nurses for their hard work, for all the sacrifices made, and the sheer tenacity displayed during these challenging times, we gifted everyone with a unique 3-tier tingkat lunchbox, perfect for all their takeaway lunches.
A Mid-Autumn edition of Sing for Charity 2021, an online singing performance, was organised in collaboration with The Serangoon Community Club (SRCC) to raise funds for KDF.
An online appreciation award ceremony was organised and livestreamed to thank Hui Master International Geomancy Pte Ltd for their outstanding efforts of raising more than $100,000 during the Vesak festive period and donating 4 dialysis machines to our dialysis centres.
As part of KDF’s efforts to reach out to a more varied audience, we organised a corporate health webinar for the employees of Samwoh Corporation.
KDF shared with the community on the importance of maintaining good kidney health and spotting early symptoms of kidney disease.
This year, to mark 25 years of KDF serving the needy, all registered participants are encouraged to complete a walking distance of 25km over a span of 10 days, from 6 to 15 August 2021.
To commemorate World Health Day, friends from Haw Par Healthcare generously donated 300 Tiger Balm plasters and ointment to appreciate our frontline nursing staff who worked tirelessly to care for our end-stage needy kidney patients!
KDF Chairman Dr Lim Cheok Peng and board directors met with NKF’s newly appointed Chairman, Mr Arthur Lang and CEO, Mr Tim Oei in a friendly meeting.
The ceremony was graced by Guest of Honour, Senior Minister of State Ms. Sim Ann and the District Governors of Lions Club of Singapore.
Your every dollar goes into subsidising dialysis treatments for patients who are fathers like Rahmat, allowing them to enjoy precious moments with their children.
This Vesak Day serves as a reminder of Buddha's inspirational teachings to practice compassion, spread positivity, and do good. As we set on a recovery route from the COVID-19 pandemic this year, more will be required to get the disadvantaged back on their feet.
The second animal in the Chinese zodiac, the Ox is a symbol of determination and strength. It is a fitting representation of 2021, an eventful year marked by new normals. This year, the KDF Chinese Community Committee is proud to present the magnificent Auspicious Ox as our charity icon for 2021.
Every little bit counts! Say hello to our friendly Donation Box partners and contribute some loose change today.
KDF staff put together gift packs filled with essentials for our kidney patients and nurses.
Clinical Drills are conducted once a year in all our dialysis centres to ensure that our clinical staff remains competent during the event of medical emergencies that may arise during dialysis.
《好歌献爱心 Sing for Charity 2020》, an online singing performance, was organised in collaboration with The Serangoon Community Club (SRCC) to raise funds for KDF.
On 3rd and 5th November 2020, KDF conducted an informative bilingual health talk at The Serangoon Community Club (SRCC).
KDF donors spread love and joy during Christmas 2019 by adopting festive gift packs and granting our patients’ wishes. Click to find out more.
Surprise your friend or that special someone with one (or more) of our exclusive products that would bring joy to the receiving party, and also supports dialysis treatments of needy patients. Click to find out more.
From now tiil 29th February 2020, KDF will be placing additional donation boxes island-wide for the festive period. Click to find out more.
48 dragon boat teams participated in the 2nd KDF Charity Dragon Boat Challenge on 2nd November 2019 at Jurong Lake. Click to find out more.
Sing your heart out for dialysis patients! On 7 September, KDF organised a “Sing for Charity” open mic night to raise funds for our patients in need. Click for more details.
KDF’s Flag Day 2019 happened on 3 August 2019 where we see a total of 773 human volunteers, as well as six extra special volunteers. A total of $48,150 was raised through both cash and cashless donations with the help of each and every single one of our volunteers, person or pet. Click for more details.
This year’s charity icon is an amber coloured “Fortune Pig”. Find out how to do your bit for charity and make this auspicious icon yours.
Help grant the wishes of our patients with just a few clicks through the FairPrice On website.
Run in support of low-income dialysis patients in KDF’s very first Virtual Race! Form a team of four and complete either 12KM or 23KM within 7 days between 24 February and 31 March 2019.
From 10th-14th January 2019, a group of 60 cyclists embarked on our annual 1000KM endurance cycling event to raise funds for our patients.
On 10 March 2019, KDF celebrated World Kidney Day with a hero-themed carnival at Our Tampines Hub. Key highlights include a hero-themed walkathon for families, a dialysis experiential zone, mass exercises, basic body checks and carnival games.
As diabetes can cause nerve damage and poor blood circulation, diabetics are at higher risk of developing foot problems. As such, foot care plays an integral part in diabetes management.
Over the course of two days, over 250 participants, which comprised mostly of students, competed across seven games categories, vying for the top three honours in the individual and school categories respectively.
On the 17th of November 2018, KDF hosted a volunteer appreciation luncheon in honour of those who have generously given their time in service of KDF and our patients.
A charity desk calendar featuring paintings by dialysis patients and their caregivers.
Some 778 volunteers arrived bright and as early as 7:30AM at the various stations across Singapore for KDF’s annual Flag Day on 7th July 2018.
Dogs are known for being man’s best friend as they are intelligent and fiercely loyal. This year, the KDF Chinese Community Committee is excited to present the “Dog of Fortune” – a German shepherd sculpture – as KDF’s charity icon for the year.
On 22nd April 2018, 84 KDF patients and their caregivers gathered at the HomeTeamNS Bukit Batok clubhouse for the first Renal Friends patient education seminar and social outing for the year.
The KDF Millennium Ride is an annual long-distance ride for chairty in aid of low-income dialysis patients. In 2018, we covered over 1200KM over 5 days, crossing 3 countries.
KDF is honoured to have collaborated with students from the MA Art Therapy Programme at LASALLE College of the Arts to produce the KDF calendar 2018. Students from the programme teamed up with our patients and their caregivers to co-create several art pieces surrounding the theme, ‘Animal Kingdom’.
A special art exhibition was held on 18 - 19 November 2017 at myVillageshopping mall to showcase 25 beautifully painted art pieces by KDF patients and their caregivers.
On 5thNovember 2017, an education seminar on fluid management was organised for our patients and their caregivers at the Singapore Zoo.
Exclusively designed by Harish Kumar s/o Gunasekaran, Sangye Quek Qi Ping and Wong Yi Jie Jeremiah, the student volunteers from Singapore Polytechnic Design School.
On the Sunday morning of 8 October 2017, Kallang Riverside Park was abuzz with activity as it was the inaugural KDF Charity Dragon Boat Challenge, co-organised by KDF and the Singapore Dragon Boat Association (SDBA).
In the month of October, we had the opportunity to engage the students and staff of the LASALLE College of the Arts at our education booth which featured important health information about our kidneys and kidney-related diseases like hypertension and diabetes.
KDF patients and their caregivers took part in a two-day art class at the LASALLE College of the Arts, facilitated by MA Art Therapy students who teamed up with our patients and their caregivers to co-create art pieces surrounding the theme, “Animal Kingdom”.
The KDF Chinese Community Committee is pleased to introduce the “Golden Rooster” as KDF’s charity icon for the year 2017.
22 July 2017 was KDF’s first Joint Flag Day with Cheng Hong Welfare Service Society (CHWSS). About 1,200 volunteers from all walks of life contributed their time towards this meaningful event.
On the 9thof July 2017, KDF organised a day trip to Johor Bahru for our patients and their caregivers.
In the month of May, KDF was invited by Mr Suhaimi, co-founder of Dutch Colony Coffee Company to be part of a charity campaign in conjunction with their company’s fourth year anniversary.
The first patient education seminar and outing for the year happened on 23rdApril 2017. Over 100 patients and their family members attended the seminar held at Marina Barrage, followed by a nostalgic cruise along the Singapore River, sponsored by Singapore River Cruise.
Following the success of our annual charity ride in January 2016, the KDF Millennium Ride will be returning for its 4th year in March 2017.
On 20th November 2016, Renal Friends, a patient support group established by KDF for kidney patients and their families, organised an educational seminar to impart knowledge on heart diseases and highlight its close relation to kidney diseases.
In this calendar we feature 12 carefully curated motivational quotes, each accompanied by minimalist Illustrations beautifully drawn by students from the School of the Arts Singapore (SOTA).
Joining the national war against diabetes, KDF put together a public health forum to impart knowledge on the prevention and management of diabetes, targeted at diabetes patients and the general public.
Over the National Day weekend, KDF was privileged to be invited as one of the programme partners at the PlayLah! Carnival 2016 which was held at the Singapore Expo from 5 to 9 August 2016.
The annual KDF Flag Day took place on 23 July 2016 and more than 800 volunteers from various schools, corporates and members of the public took part in this island-wide donation drive in aid of needy kidney patients.
To commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Kidney Dialysis Foundation, we launched an exquisitely crafted charity icon for 2016 – aptly named “Double Fortune”.
On 24th April 2016, a patient education seminar was organised for patients to better understand their blood test results. During the course of the seminar, Dr Yeoh Lee Ying, a senior consultant at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, highlight the causes of inadequate dialysis and malnutrition, then provided some tips on what to do in order to maintain a balanced and healthy lifestyle for dialysis patients.
KDF Charity Netball Competition 2016 was held on 2ndApril 2016 at Kallang Netball Centre and saw 30 netball teams from local schools and interest clubs vying for the top spot across three game categories.
Riding into its third year, the KDF Millennium Ride 2016 was held from 15 – 18 January 2016. The ride saw 60 cyclists from diverse backgrounds participating in this annual long distance ride for charity.
On 5 December 2015, over 140 volunteers stationed themselves at various locations in Singapore with one common aim—to raise funds for needy patients at KDF.
On 15th of November 2015, a patient education seminar was organised for patients to learn simple exercises that can be done during dialysis and at home.
On 15thof November, residents of Jurong Spring spent their Sunday morning at the Healthy Minds, Happy Lives Carnival organised by Singapore Anglican Community Services (SACS) and Jurong Spring Community Centre. The carnival aimed to promote mental wellness and the importance of mental resilience.
In partnership with The Student Agency (TSA) from Singapore Polytechnic Design School, KDF is proud to present a unique and must-have KDF 2015 Calendar – an 'Art Gallery of Food' that’s packed with gorgeous and well-choreographed food portraits, witty food wisdom, at an affordable price for charity!
In celebration of Singapore’s Golden Jubilee, staff from KDF put together a nostalgia-inducing ‘SG50 Patient Party’ for our patients and their caregivers on 20th September 2015, bringing together close to 100 participants from the extended KDF family.
KDF’s inaugural charity netball tournament was held on 29thAugust 2015 at St. Hilda’s Secondary School. The event attracted participation from 29 netball teams across two game categories (U17 and U14) and managed to raise close to $7,500.
Fishes have long been associated with abundance and wealth, and the lotus an ultimate symbol of purity. Red lotus,inparticular, represents compassion. The Chinese word for fish (yu) is pronounced the same way as abundance, hence is often used to represent prosperity. Koi fish is most often associated with the yin-yangsymbol, and a pair of Koi typically signifies harmony and happiness.
Singapore’s first ever Charity Xiangqi competition took place at the Bishan Community Club on the 13th and 14th of June 2015. Co-organised by KDF and the Singapore Xiangqi General Association, the event was a great success with over 200 participants.
Illness and end of life. These are topics typically shunned by Asians as it is considered ‘inauspicious’ and a cultural taboo to talk about.
On the 7th of March 2015, KDF held its first Zumba® Fitness party at the SCAPE Ground Theatre to raise funds for diabetes research.
Following the success of our inaugural charity ride in 2014, KDF is honoured to partner the cycling interest group, EPIC Cyclist for a second year, to organise the KDF Millennium Ride 2015.
On 7th December 2014, patients from KDF were accompanied by family members and volunteers on a one-day outing to the S.E.A. Aquarium in Sentosa. The outing began at the Maritime Experiential Museum where participants travelled back in time to uncover Asia’s maritime heritage.
On 19th October 2014, a patient education seminar focusing on vascular access was held at the Singapore Botanic Gardens for our patients and their caregivers.
13th September 2014 marked yet another KDF Flag Day, where volunteers from all walks of life gathered together to help raise funds for the needy kidney patients of KDF.
The Chinese believe that the goat is an auspicious sign which embodies good luck. KDF's charity icon for the year, ‘Auspicious Beginnings’, features three of these auspicious animals standing on top of a cliff, a symbol of courage and tenacity. The coins held in its mouth signify good fortune, while the pine at the back of the icon represents longevity and everlasting life.
On the morning of 25th May 2014, Renal Friends – KDF's patient support group – held its first Patient Education Seminar of the year. Titled 'Cooking with Protein Sources', the seminar featured two main segments: a cooking demonstration by a professional chef followed by a cooking competition.
In celebration of World Kidney Day in March, KDF organised a series of health talks catering to the seniors in our community. Industry professionals shared on how to prevent and manage diabetes, kidney disease, and taught some simple exercises to keep an active lifestyle. Participants got themselves a free health screening test too!
From February 25th to 28th, the KDF Millennium Ride 2014 saw 45 cyclists whisking through various cities in Malaysia, stopping over at Malacca, Kuantan and Mersing.
On the 12th January 2014, Renal Friends organised a day tour to Johor Bahru, Malaysia. The tour began with a trip to a mushroom farm, where KDF patients were able to learn about the nutritional value of mushrooms.
In December 2013, KDF launched a month-long ‘Gift of Time’ campaign, where we invited student volunteers to “give” their time to charity. We called for smile ambassadors to man our roving photo booth, and also for volunteers to lend us their voices for our charity carolling performances across the island.
On the 24th November 2013, Renal Friends organised a patient education seminar at HortPark.
To kick-startour series of fundraising efforts for the lunar seventh month, KDF’s Chinese Community Committee held a Charity Icon Launching Ceremony and Appreciation Dinner at the Jade Room Restaurant at Hotel Royal on 13 July 2013.
In conjunction with World Kidney Day in March, KDF had once again brought fundraising to the streets of Singapore with its Flag Day held on the 30th of March 2013. A total of 541 volunteers were mobilised to participate in the island wide street collection.
Consultant dietitian Ms Lim Chi Lee was our guest speaker for the day and she shared her knowledge on topics such as nutrients of concerns during haemodialysis, how to maintain a balanced diet, reading food labels and more.
In celebration of World Kidney Day in March, KDF launched the “Bits of Hope, Gifts of Life” campaign. The objectives of this meaningful campaign were to collect well-wishes and encouragement from members of the public for kidney patients and healthcare professionalswhile raising funds and promoting kidney health at the same time.
In celebration of World Kidney Day in 2012, KDF organised a public awareness and fundraising event – Pledge for Kidneys, Pledge to Save Lives. The objective of the event is not only to raise funds, but also to promote the following 3 pledges towards a healthy lifestyle.