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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 charlottechapter@pkdcure.org to find out how you can make a difference in the lives of thousands in the U.S. and millions worldwide.

 

 

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Save the date: PKD National Convention 2016

PKD National Convention 2016

Join us June 24 to 26, 2016, at the PKD National Convention in Orlando. You'll discover ways to manage your or a loved one's health from an all-star assembly of PKD experts.

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PKD Patient Handbook

June 2015

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!

A note from your Chapter Coordinator:

Let’s make 2015 a great year for the Charlotte Chapter and let’s be there for each other as we fight this disease.  From time to time we will send out a S.O.S. asking for your help on PKD topics. Please let us know if you can help!

We’ve recently added several new members to the Chapter. Each individual is in a different stage of their journey with PKD.  Many have mentioned that they want to get involved in helping our Chapter grow, as well as helping the Foundation’s mission.  New members and current members are encouraged to email us to suggest topics for discussions, awareness events and/or other items of interest.  We need to share our DIY projects and success stories.  Don’t be shy!  Our goal is the same – fighting for the PKD community!

SAVE THE DATE:  WALK FOR PKD.  November 7, 2015, Park Road Park, Charlotte. Walk Coordinator, Bob August, has hit the grounding…walking (pun intended). He is looking for volunteers to help in securing sponsors, food, beverages and more. Contact Bob at charlottewalk@pkdcure.org to offer your assistance.  Please know YOU are in control of the time you commit to helping make this Walk a success. 

Calling all marathoners!  Please contact your Chapter Coordinator, JoAnn Villanueva, at charlottechapter@pkdcure.org to discuss how to secure your spot in the half-marathons taking place throughout the U.S.A.  This is a great fundraiser and the PKD Foundation is here to help!

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Calendar Local Events and Meetings

Meeting Chapter Meetings

Join us for our Chapter Meet & Greets. We will meet at Waterbean Coffee, 9705 Sam Furr Road, Suite A, Huntersville, NC 28078.  Our chapter has many new members who want to connect with other PKD patients and PKD family members.  Several of you have stated you want to “get more involved” with the Chapter.  Current members are encouraged to join us as we move forward in building a strong Chapter.  Everyone is encouraged to stop in, have a cup of coffee (decaf, of course), tea and/or a morning treat and share your thoughts, concerns and ideas.

Meet & Greet events will take place throughout the Charlotte area in the coming months.  We encourage everyone to attend our first Meet & Greet to lay the ground work for the future.  If you wish to share a thought, concern or idea to assist us in planning upcoming Meet & Greets, please feel free to send an email to the charlottechapter@pkdcure.org.

Check back for dates and times!


Patient Empowerment Workshop

Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015
10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Crowne Plaza Hotel
5700 Westpark Drive
Charlotte, NC 28217

Title - Being My Best: Self Management

The patient workshop is a one-day event for Stage 4 and Stage 5 CKD patient's and their caregivers. Topics include: Transplantation, Self Management, and Quality of Life. Space is limited and registration is required.

Registration:
Contact Ashley Love: 704.519.0020 ext. 624

If you have questions about the event please email our Vounteer Chapter Coordinator, JoAnn at charlottechapter@pkdcure.org.  

Download the event flyer! 

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Charlotte Walk for PKD

 

Walk for PKD    

          November 7, 2015

                           Park Road Park 

                                     Registration is now open!

        To learn more about the Charlotte walk or to donate, click here

                                                Register Now!

 

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Next Webinar Wednesday

Webinar Wednesdays with CSO David Baron, Ph.D.How do cysts form?

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 12 - 1 p.m. CDT

PKD Foundation Chief Scientific Officer, David Baron, Ph.D., will explain how cysts form and why they are so problematic. He will also take time at the end of his presentation to answer your questions.

Register


Next National Webinar

WebinarKidney Stones

Tuesday, Aug. 18, 7 - 8 p.m. CDT

Kidney stones can be painful and occur more often in PKD patients than in the general population. Tune in Tuesday, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. CT to learn from Dr. Arlene Chapman, Dr. Bharathi Reddy and Dr. Anna Zisman about what kidney stones are, why they happen and what can be done to treat them.

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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.

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