The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan’s 2019 Kidney Ball celebrates the city of Detroit and its constant spirit of renewal. The Kidney Ball, often called the most fun charity event in metro Detroit, starts at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. This signature fundraiser hosts hundreds of business, medical and philanthropic leaders from the area to support the NKFM’s many programs and services that help over 1,000,000 Michigan residents living with kidney disease. The evening features an open bar, beer/wine tastings, live/silent auctions, dinner, dancing to Your Generation in Concert and a candy “bar.” Major sponsors include Meijer, Adrian Steel, General RV Center, Morley, the University of Michigan Transplant Center and the VTC Insurance Group. Proceeds benefit NKFM programs and services. Tickets are $350 each. Order tickets at nkfm.org/kidneyball or call 800-482-1455.