Makes A Difference
The DPC Education Center presented the 2014 Willem J. Kolff Award to Dr. K. Adu Ntoso on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Washington, DC. Lynette Luckers, Founder of the Marion Luckers Kidney Foundation nominated Dr. Ntoso for his distinguished service especially working with minority communities. The award recognizes a health care professional within the dialysis community who best represents innovation and exceptional patient care. Dr. Ntoso is Chief, Section of Renal Disease and Hypertension at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. In addition, Dr. Ntoso was the keynote speaker for the Marion Luckers Kidney Foundation - 3rd Annual Benefit Dinner in 2013. Congratulations Dr. Ntoso!
Members of the community had an opportunity to learn more about kidney disease and it’s devastating toll on those who suffer from it during a forum hosted by the Marion Luckers Kidney Foundation, held at Francis Myers Recreation Center at 5800 Kingsessing Ave. on Friday.
The event featured a panel consisting of health care professionals, organ donors and those who live with chronic kidney disease.
“The purpose of the event was to raise awareness about kidney disease and prevention in the African-American community,” said Lynette Luckers, the organization’s founder.