Central Ohio ChapterConnect. Support. Educate.

With the help of PKD Foundation Chapters in cities across the country and beyond, the PKD Foundation provides a forum for patients who want to join in the fight to find a treatment and cure for PKD. Just contact us at centralohiochapter@pkdcure.org to find out how you can make a difference in the lives of thousands in the U.S. and millions worldwide.


 News and Information News and Information

Central Ohio Chapter featured on WBNS-10TV

Sara Dietrich, daughter of Walk coordinator Autumn Dietrich, was featured on WBNS-10TV. 
Delaware Hayes Freshman Sara Dietrich is an active member of the Pacers' Cheerleading squad and she competes in Track & Field. She does all of these while dealing with PKD. Watch the story!



PKD Patient Handbook

The newly updated PKD handbook is now available! The revised handbook has undergone extensive reviews and updating by PKD experts. Topics include PKD signs and symptoms, diet and nutrition, kidney failure, transplantation and more.

Download your digital copy today!

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 Kroger Community Rewards

Go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com and sign up with your Kroger Plus card to have Kroger donate money to "Central Ohio Chapter PKD Foundation". It is very easy and costs you nothing. Simply follow the step by step instructions when registering online.

  1. Sign up at www.krogercommunityrewards.com with your Kroger card
  2. When it prompts you to enter a non-profit, choose 'PKD Foundation - Central Ohio Chapter' or just enter our organization number: 81918
  3. Start shopping!

Whenever you use your Kroger Plus Card, Kroger donates money to our local chapter. If you have participated previously, you will need to re-enroll for 2012/2013 fiscal year.

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Calendar Local Events and Meetings

Meeting Chapter Meetings

Chapter meetings are another opportunity for you to have your questions and concerns about PKD addressed. We will do our best to provide you with answers or direct you to someone that can assist you. Everyone is welcome! 

We don't have any meetings scheduled at this time but we would still like to hear from you. If you have any questions concerning our Chapter meetings, please email our Volunteer Chapter Coordinator Mandy at centralohiochapter@pkdcure.org.  

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Poker Run for PKD

June 11

10 to 5 p.m.


C&A Harley-Davidson Inc.
7610 Commerce Place
Plain City, OH 43064

Join the Central Ohio Chapter for its first annual Poker Run for PKD to benefit the Central Ohio Walk for PKD. Enjoy an afternoon with a car and bike show, food trucks and kids activities to kick off the Poker Run for PKD. The Poker Run will begin at 11 a.m., with four stops along the way. Collect a card at each stop for a chance to win a prize at the conclusion of the ride. To learn more about the Poker Run, click here.


Central Ohio Walk for PKD


Walk Planning Meeting

May 25

6 to 7:30 p.m.


Join us as we start planning the Central Ohio Walk for PKD.

Let us know you're coming!


    Oct. 15, 2016
   Wolfe Park


Register Today!


Beautiful bracelets to support the Central Ohio Walk
Bravelets is donating $10 from every item purchased on their site. The proceeds will go to benefit the Central Ohio Walk. Learn More!

We have a new Volunteer Walk Coordinator! Connect with Autumn at centralohiowalk@pkdcure.org

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Resources Resources

Latest Webinar Wednesday

Webinar Wednesdays with CSO David Baron, Ph.D.Conversation with a researcher

Bradley Yoder, Ph.D., discusses the results of his recently completed PKD Foundation-funded project "In vivo analysis of cilia mechanosensation in the kidney."

Watch now

Learn more about Webinar Wednesdays or watch previous webinars here.

Latest National Webinar

Dr. David BaronThe sequence of drug development

Presented by: David Baron, Ph.D., PKD Foundation CSO

Why does a drug therapy take so long to find? Hear from PKD Foundation Chief Scientific Officer David Baron, Ph.D. as he uses his decades of experience in drug development to explain the process as it relates to PKD.

Watch now

Watch previous webinars here.


PKD Connection

Discussion Forums

PKD Discussion ForumsPKD Discussion forums provide a place for patients, family and friends to make connections, ask questions and share stories and experiences.

Join the Conversation

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