We strive to make miracles happen in the lives of chronic kidney disease patients throughout Central Illinois.


The Central Illinois Memorial Kidney Fund (CIMKF) was formed in 1976 by Dr. Robert Pflederer to serve chronic kidney disease patients receiving dialysis. Funds raised are distributed to chronic kidney disease patients when all other avenues of assistance have been exhausted. The patients work through social workers to request assistance to cover costs such as transportation, groceries, or medication. Where no other help is available, CIMKF also helps provide emergency living expenses.

The Central Illinois Memorial Kidney Fund Board of directors and the Morton Civic Chorus is committed to the health and wellbeing of dialysis patients throughout Central Illinois. We are also committed to protecting the health and wellbeing of our audience members, singers and all the volunteers needed to put on a production like "ENCORE." We have been monitoring the Peoria City/County Health Department news as well as the State of Illinois and Disease Control's response to COVID-19 virus. It is with regret that we must postpone "ENCORE 2021" until "ENCORE 2022." The patients' need for food and medicine can't be postponed, please consider an extra donation to CIMKF to help these people in need!

The 2021 CIMKF Kidney 5K Race/Walk and Cruise-In have been cancelled.

September 21, 2021 is the 31st annual Golf Outing for CIMKF! click here! 

CIMKF Tree of Life, Click here:


The main sources of funding are the annual benefit presented by the Morton Civic Chorus in May, the annual CIMKF Golf Outing, the Kidney 5K Walk Run, and the Cruise-In Car Show. Additional funds are received through memorials and contributions made directly to CIMKF.

A Board of Directors, all of whom volunteer their time, meet monthly to review requests and approve support to meet the needs of patients.
Communities we serve
• Bloomington / Normal
• Canton
• Decatur
• Galesburg
• Kewanee
• Macomb
• Ottawa
• Peoria
• Pekin
• Pontiac
• Spring Valley

in bus passes for transporation to dialysis

for emergency living expenses

in food certificates for patient and their family

for medications not covered by insurance


Send your contribution to:

Central Illinois Memorial Kidney Fund
PO Box 235
Morton, IL 61550


Click here to donate online:

About Kidney Disease

Kidneys clean waste and extra fluid from your blood. More than 10% of Americans have chronic kidney disease with varying levels of severity. This means they have permanent kidney damage. When the damage is bad enough that kidneys stop working, either dialysis, where a machine cleans the blood, or a kidney transplant is needed in order to live. Normally dialysis takes about 4 hours, 3 times per week. Most people on dialysis don’t have enough time left in the week to work full time. As a result, some people must choose between food and medicine.

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