Vol. 3, No. 4                                                                                         June 3, 2010
In This Issue
Sante epicurean fund-raiser set for June 13
June 19 is the day for Rappel for Kidney Health
Upcoming events
Dietitians meet to talk kidney nutrition
Kevin's Concert Vol. 3 set for June 20 at Sonar
Thought for the day
Sante posterSante epicurean fund-raiser
set for June 13
Food and beverage extravaganza will be at American Visionary Art Museum
Tickets are going quickly for NKF-MD's exciting new fund-raiser, Sante: An Epicurean Adventure. Sante will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 13 at the American Visionary Art Museum in downtown Baltimore.
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Sante brings together fine wine, craft beer and spirits and pairs them with delicious food from some of Baltimore's most popular restaurants, such as Linwoods, The Wine Market, Corks, Clementine, Crush, Milan, RA Sushi and the B&O American Brasserie. Sweets will be provided by Parfections chocolatier and Caroline's Cupcakery, among others.
Some of the nation's most acclaimed craft breweries will pour their beers, including Allagash, Flying Dog, Harpoon, The Brewer's Art, Stone, North Coast, Smuttynose and Lagunitas. A variety of Belgian and German beers and wines from around the world will be offered as well.
The afternoon event, which begins at 3 p.m., will include live music, interactive wine education, guided spirits tastings, celebrity chef demonstrations and a silent auction. Tickets are $75, $85 at the door. The Premium Tasting, beginning at 2 p.m., is sold out. 
Corporate sponsors include the Charles T. Bauer Foundation, Platinum Sponsor; M&T Bank, Silver Sponsor; Vision Multimeda Technologies, Bronze Sponsor, and Paragon Hair Studio, Music Sponsor.
Media partners include 101.9 Lite FM, Comcast, CITYPeek.com, Corridor Inc., Baltimore Jewish Times, Style, Baltimore Business Journal, Modern Babies & Children, Perfect Wedding Guide, The Daily Record, Downtown Diane, Baltimore Eats, b! and WYPR.
For more information, contact Christine Stutz at 443-322-0377.
June 19 is the day for Rappel for Kidney Health 
legg mason buildingSlots are still available for NKF-MD's newest signature event, Rappel for Kidney Health, presented by Over the Edge and Harbor East Development Group.
This fun, exciting rappelling opportunity will take place on Saturday, June 19 at the Legg Mason Tower, 100 International Drive in Harbor East. Learn more here.
VIP rappellers include event honorary co-chair Matthew Cooper, MD, of the University of Maryland School of Medicine; Rick Dempsey, former Oriole catcher and current MASN broadcaster; Brooke Poklemba, Miss Maryland 2009; Kevin O'Neill, senior VP at CareFirst BlueCrossBlueShield; WJZ-TY reporter Mike Schuh, and 100.7 The Bay radio personalities Klug and Chris Heacock.
Robert A. Montgomery, MD, DPhil, FACS, of the Johns Hopkins University and Hospital, is the other honorary co-chair for the event.
Sponsors include CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore Life Insurance Co., Johns Hopkins Medicine Comprehensive Transplant Center, Miles & Stockbridge PC, The Nephrology Center of Maryland and Legg Mason.


Media partners are 100.7 The Bay, Comcast, CITYpeek, Downtown Diane and The Daily Record. For more information, contact Kelly Meltzer at 410-494-8545.

Upcoming events
June 12 -- KEY screening, Faith United Baptist Church, Baltimore, 11 a.m. 
kevin's concertJune 13 -- Sante: An Epicurean Adventure, American Visionary Art Museum, 2 p.m.
June 19 -- Rappel for Kidney Health, Legg Mason Tower, Harbor East.
June 20 -- Kevin's Concert, Vol. 3, Club Sonar, 5 p.m.
June 24 -- NKF-MD annual meeting, Sheppard Pratt Hospital, 6 p.m.
Dietitians meet to talk kidney nutrition 
The NKF-MD and the Maryland Council on Renal Nutrition co-hosted the biannual Renal Nutrition Conference on May 12 at the Ten Oaks Ballroom and Conference Center in Clarksville, Md.
Some 91 dietitians came to hear speakers and earn eight continuing education credits for the day, according to Brenda Falcone, NKF-MD's director of patient and community services. 
NKF-MD is grateful to its sponsors for their generous support: Abbott Renal Care, AMGEN, Fresenius Medical Care, Genzyme, Pentec Health and University of Maryland Medical System. Additional vendors were: Hillestad Pharmaceuticals, Northern Pharmacy, Nutrepletion, Shire and Square One Medical.  
In addition to providing a day of learning and collegial fellowship for dietitians, the event added more than $7,000 to the fund that NKF-MD uses to assist financially stressed dialysis patients with severe nutritional needs.
This year's event was the largest conference in recent years, Falcone said, and much credit should go to the event co-chairs, dietitians Christine Leodler and Karen Marino.
Kevin's Concert Vol. 3 set for June 20 at Sonar
kevin's concertAfter two successful years, Kevin's Concert is back for Vol. 3. This year's fund-raiser will again be held at Sonar in Baltimore on Sunday, June 20, starting at 5 p.m.
The musical line-up features some of Baltimore's best live acts, including Fools and Horses, ellen cherry, Perot, Nelly's Echo, the table top poets, and Stereo Trigger.
In addition to the amazing live music, some great raffle items will be available. Come support this great cause. All proceeds to benefit the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland. Tickets are $15 at the door. They can be purchased ahead of time here.
Thought for the day
"Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it."   
-- Russell Baker