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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 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

PKD Foundation News and Announcements

Michael Psilakis


Award-Winning Chef Michael Psilakis to Compete on Chopped All-Stars Tournament for PKD Foundation

April 22, 2015

Chef Michael Psilakis will be competing against fellow celebrity chefs on Food Network's fourth season of Chopped All-Stars. Michael's episode airs Tuesday, May 12 at 9 p.m. Central Time. If he advances and wins in the final competition round on May 26, Michael will donate $75,000 to the PKD Foundation, his charity of choice.

Read more about Chef Michael Psilakis


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Calendar Local Events and Meetings

Chapter Meetings

Save the date!

Education Seminar
Saturday, May 16
10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.


University of Chicago Medical Center - Goldblatt Pav. Entrance
920 E. 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

Register Today!

Doctors will discuss events leading up to dialysis and transplants. There will be two doctors and a transplant patient speaking. Question and Answer period will follow in a small group format. Dr. Bharathi Reddy, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Medical Director of Da Vita Kenwood Dialysis Unit and Dr. Arlene Chapman will speak. Dr. Reddy's areas of clinical interest are autosomal dominant polycystic kidney diesase and chronic kidney disease including patients who are on hemodialysis. Dr. Chapman’s area of clinical interest focuses on mehcanisms of cyst formation in autosomal dominant PKD.

If you have any questions concerning support meetings, please email our Volunteer Chapter Co-Coordinators Marla & Candi at

Check back for upcoming meetings! 

Gayle's Soldiers Golf Tournament

June 27, 2015

Lincoln Oaks Golf Course
395 E. Richton Rd.
Crete, IL 60417

Join us for the 2nd Annual Gayle's Soldiers Golf Tournament to support the Chicago Walk for PKD! For more information about this event or to find out how you can get involved, please email Connie Lolli or call her at 708.567.3248. 



Please register by June 15, 2015. 


Chicago Walk for PKD


Walk for PKD        Save the Date

         September 20, 2015

       Busse Woods, Grove 6


         Registration Opens

             June 1, 2015 

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What's New in PKD: A Day of LearningWhat's New in PKD 2015: A Day of Learning

On March 28, 2015, PKD Foundation Chapters were invited to participate in an exclusive, online educational conference! PKD experts from across the United States discussed topics that are important to PKD patients. This year's focus was complications associated with PKD including aneurysms, hypertension, cardiovascular issues, cardiac valve abnormalities and polycystic liver disease. Not everyone that has PKD will experience every complication associated with the disease however, understanding these issues will help you to be your best advocate when you visit your physicians.


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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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©2015, PKD Foundation ·The PKD Foundation is a 501 (c)(3), 509 (a)(1) public charity.