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Middle Market Open Raises Record Funds for National Kidney Foundation of Illinois with help of Conway MacKenzie and Variant Capital Advisors

Golfing this year was Brian Basich of Glen Ellyn, who participated to support of kidney patients like his brother, William Basich, who received a kidney transplant in 2006. “The more awareness that can be raised, the more the general public can truly understand about the disease and who’s at risk,” said Brian. “Having a brother with kidney disease has made me realize how little I know about the disease and its impact on people’s lives. Fortunately, there are resources and educational material available so that people can be better informed.”

Financial support from this year’s tournament will benefit the “Fill Up the Tank” campaign, which enables the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois’ KidneyMobile® to travel across the state providing free early detection screenings for kidney disease. Over the past five years, the KidneyMobile® has screened more than 30,000 individuals (73 percent of whom had at least one abnormal result that could lead to kidney disease), making the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois one of the most effective organizations in the country dedicated to reducing the burden of chronic kidney disease.

To learn more about the Middle Market Open, visit or call Jessica MacLean at (312) 321-1500. To learn more about the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois, visit

The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois (NKFI), a major voluntary health organization, seeks to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and well-­-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increase the availability of all organs for transplantation.