Corporate Sponsors | East Tennessee Kidney Foundation, Inc.™

Corporate Sponsors

Corporate Sponsors

Kenjo Markets

KenJo Markets supported the ETKF even before its inception, and ensured ETKF would be an independent and self-sustaining nonprofit organization, and continues to be ETKF’s largest supporter. Every year KenJo Markets sells coupon books, starting in late spring through summer, which include great deals inside KenJo Markets and select Buddy’s Bar-B-Q restaurants. KenJo donates the proceeds of the coupon book sales to ETKF. In 2017, KenJo generously donated $45,000 to ETKF. The ETKF is very grateful to KenJo Markets for its overwhelming generosity year after year. Be sure to visit your closest KenJo Market for your fuel needs, snacks, drinks and their famous Grandaddy Sub Sandwiches!

Dialysis Clinic, Incorporated

Some people would say that DCI began when the doors to the first clinic were opened. Some would also say that’s starting in the middle. The true beginning lies in the heartbreaks and successes of early dialysis.

Fresenius Kidney Care

Fresenius Kidney Care North America (FMCNA), the nation’s leading network of dialysis facilities, is proud to be a feature sponsor for the East Tennessee Kidney Foundation, Inc.™ and TITLE Sponsor of its 2017 Lucky Kidney Run™ & Irish Festival, 2016 Lucky Kidney Run™ & Irish Festival, 2015 Lucky Kidney Run™, 2014 Lucky Kidney Run™, and the 2012 Lucky Kidney Run™.

TN Donor Services

Tennessee Donor Services (TDS), a Division of DCI Donor Services, is the nonprofit, federally designated transplant donor network serving nearly five and a half million people in Tennessee, Virginia, Georgia and Kentucky. TDS is committed to saving and improving lives by connecting one life to another through donation and transplantation. Because most people have two kidneys, it is possible to be a living kidney donor. For those diagnosed with stage five kidney disease, either dialysis or a kidney transplant is necessary for survival. TDS strives to connect patients with new, healthy kidneys (or other organs depending on one’s condition and needs) in order to improve and extend their lives. Organ and tissue donation saves lives; please consider giving the greatest gift of all, the Gift of Life. TDS holds the record for Largest Corporate Team at the ETKF’s Lucky Kidney Run™™ in 2015 with 127 members!



B97.5 radio has been a long-standing partner with the ETKF, providing thousands of dollars worth of public service announcements (or PSAs) over the years. The B975.5 Bee Mascot makes an occasional appearance at ETKF events, in addition to the B97.5 van and tons of free B97.5 prizes and merchandise.

UT Medical Center
University Nephrology

The University Nephrology practice at the University of Tennessee Medical Center Knoxville (UTMCK) is comprised of four board certified nephrologists, Dr. Denise Rivers, DO, Dr. Urath Suresh, MD, Dr. Ritu Khanna, MD, and Dr. Ross Nesbit, MD, as well as two Nurse Practitioners, Mrs. Stephanie Burgett, MSN, APRN-BC and Ms. Lisa Angelle, ACNP. Dr. Rivers and Dr. Suresh are the medical directors of UTMCK’s well-known kidney transplant program. University Nephrology has a large presence in East Tennessee, caring for many of the region’s population living with kidney disease. “In the U.S. News & World Report’s 2016-2017 “Best Hospitals” edition, the UTMCK is ranked No. 2 in the state of Tennessee and Best Regional Hospital in the Eastern Tennessee region, based on patient care performance and other key factors. In the report, UTMCK earned national recognition for being High Performing in Nephrology.” University Nephrology has also achieved local recognition at ETKF’s annual Lucky Kidney Run™™, winning trophies for the Fastest Team and multiple medals for top finishers in the individual divisions!

Premier Surgical Associates

Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, Premier Surgical Associates is the region’s largest vascular and general surgical group, performing general, vascular, bariatric, breast and laparoscopic procedures. Premier specializes in Acid Reflux Relief, Bariatric Surgery, Breast Cancer Surgery, Clinical Research, Complex Hernia Surgery, General Surgery, Hemorrhoid Treatment, Hernia Surgery, Imaging Services, Prosthetics, Surgical Oncology, Thyroid & Endocrine Surgery, Vascular Access, Vascular Surgery & Vein Treatment Premier has a large presence in East Tennessee, with offices in Knoxville, Alcoa, Crossville, Dandridge, Lenoir City, Morristown and Sevierville. Vascular surgeons create a vascular access for patients whom will be starting dialysis soon. A vascular access is a surgically created vein used to remove and return blood during hemodialysis. When necessary, surgeons also reconstruct collapsed accesses and perform other procedures relating to preparation of the veins and arteries for dialysis. Premier supports many ETKF events throughout the year, from the Knox Shamrock Fest™™ & Lucky Kidney Run™ every March to the Vols for Kidneys Golf Classic every September.

Additional Sponsors

Star 102.1
95.7 Duke FM
Sports Radio WNML

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