About The Foundation

Ruth Gottscho was 15 years old when she died of kidney disease in 1960 – before dialysis was widely available. That same year, her parents founded the Ruth Gottscho Kidney Foundation (RGKF) to help other New Jersey kidney patients. For several years the RGKF helped purchase home dialysis machines for families who could not afford this life-saving equipment.

When Medicare began paying for much of the treatment kidney patients needed, the RGKF focused on finding a way to help children with kidney disorders attend summer camp – a dream of Ruth’s that wasn’t possible during her lifetime.

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About The Foundation

Ruth Gottscho was 15 years old when she died of kidney disease in 1960 – before dialysis was widely available. That same year, her parents founded the Ruth Gottscho Kidney Foundation (RGKF) to help other New Jersey kidney patients. For several years the RGKF helped purchase home dialysis machines for families who could not afford this life-saving equipment.

When Medicare began paying for much of the treatment kidney patients needed, the RGKF focused on finding a way to help children with kidney disorders attend summer camp – a dream of Ruth’s that wasn’t possible during her lifetime.

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Opportunities to Help

Help Send Kids with Kidney Disorders to Sleepaway Camp

The Frost Valley YMCA runs the two-week sleepaway program, and the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore coordinates the dialysis center’s pediatric nephrology staff.

Volunteer

We love all the help we can get!

Our goal is to provide kids with kidney disorders the opportunity to enjoy summer camp no matter their circumstance. To do so takes a lot of effort and help from the community. If you would like to help us help kids, we would love to talk with you.