Our Campaign Story

ends 31 Mar 2021, 11:59 PM

Hello! I am YAN, also known as Yanni Ruth. I'm 20 and an aspiring singer-songwriter. I'm currently studying full-time in Singapore Polytechnic!

I first came into contact with NKF when my school opened up the opportunity for us to contribute to the renal community. I had the opportunity to learn about the devastating effects of kidney failure and how it disrupts lives through my interaction with NKF's patients. And I got so inspired by their positivity and resilience in spite of the trials and tribulations they have gone through, and will continue to face, because of their illness.

Do you know that kidney failure patients either have to dialyse daily on their own or visit a dialysis centre thrice a week to undergo four-hourly dialysis sessions in order to prolong their lives? They have to take between 25 and 30 pills daily and the cost of their monthly dialysis can be as high as $2,000! But we can all pitch in to help alleviate both the financial and emotional stresses of the patients!

I will be going LIVE on TikTok every Friday and Sunday from 7.30pm to 9.30pm in the month of March 2021 to sing for you, with my first LIVE session happening on Thursday, 4 March. Find me @pootpootyan (https://www.tiktok.com/@pootpootyan) and support me by donating generously to help needy kidney failure patients.

Together, we can save lives and give hope to kidney failure patients.

About Campaign

Kidney failure is on the rise. In Singapore, every day, there are 5.5 new patients down with kidney failure and require dialysis or transplant to survive. The number of Singaporeans diagnosed with the illness has jumped by more than 50% from 1,275 (2009) to 1,999 (2017). NKF admitted an annual average of 855 new dialysis patients in the past 5 years and the disease burden to treat kidney failure amounted to $116 million the last financial year.

Covid-19 has posed many new and tough challenges for NKF and our patients. The disease has placed our patients at higher risk due to their weaker immune systems. We remain committed to ensuring that affordable dialysis continues to be made available to kidney failure patients with the best support and care possible.

For the first time, NKF is organising a volunteer-helmed virtual charity event, Kidney We Care: Let's Revolutionise! that will be happening from 1 March to 31 March 2021. The event aims to heighten community awareness about kidney disease and bring forth a new era of volunteerism and a new wave of kidney health advocates. Virtual booths comprising activities, workshops and performances initiated by our volunteers will be set up on NKF website. Through this event, we hope to raise $100,000, which will go towards providing quality treatment and holistic care for our patients.

Your kind donation will Give Life and Hope to our patients!

Find out more about the event at http://qrco.de/kwclr-evt

About The Charity

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is currently supporting more than 5,000 kidney failure patients, about two-thirds of the national kidney failure patient population. Our patients are of the lower income group. Treating a patient costs over $2,000 a month, however, the treatment our patients receive is highly subsidised, with 74% paying $50 or less a month out-of-pocket.

NKF remains committed to journeying with our patients every step of the way in their treatment and rehabilitative care, advocating kidney health to prevent kidney failure and making a difference in the renal landscape to benefit the community.

Partner us in giving Life & Hope to our patients now!

All donations received through Giving.sg will be channelled to NKF General Fund, which will be used to provide subsidised dialysis treatment and holistic care for our patients.

To view our financial statements, please visit our corporate website at https://nkfs.org/about-us/annual-reports/

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