Welcome to the PKD Foundation’s Iowa Chapter Website!
Our chapter needs volunteers to help with our many events and initiatives. Opportunities are available in education, publicity, fundraising, and patient support.
Become a Volunteer!
Kathy's volunteer work recently has involved collecting in-kind donations, recruiting volunteers for Walk day, locating supplies and helping with the set-up and take-down on Walk day.
"It is rewarding to meet more people with PKD and know that my efforts may help their children or grandchildren. Working on projects with my family and other volunteers was also fun, even when we were painting signs in 90 degree temperatures with high humidity."
Kathy encourages others to get involved, "Remember that you can volunteer at your comfort level, you can do a little or a lot. Even taking on one item from the to-do list is very helpful. Volunteering adds to your personal growth and gives you a great deal of satisfaction."
Kathy Frits started volunteering with the Iowa Chapter in March 2007. Her original motivation to get involved with the Iowa Chapter was her grandson Andrew, now 2, as well as to support her daughter, then Iowa Chapter Coordinator, Becky Decker.
Unsure of how you can help? Let us know what you love to do an we will find the perfect fit for you. Kathy found her fit and so can you.
Better Together at the PKD National Convention
June 20–22, 2014
Kansas City, Mo.
This June, the PKD community will unite in Kansas City for three days of relationship building, education and fun. Join us as we hear from experts in the field, including Gregory G. Germino, M.D. of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) at the National Institutes of Health and leading ARPKD expert Lisa Guay-Woodford, M.D. Whether you are a PKD patient, caregiver or family member we know you will walk away from the Convention with new connections, friends and practical tips for managing your health or supporting a loved one.
Visit pkdcure.org/convention to register and learn more.
Transplant Games of America
July 11 - 15, 2014
The Transplant Games of America is a multi-sport festival event for individuals that have undergone life-saving transplant surgeries. The games are more than an athletic event! They highlight the importance of organ donation and celebrate the lives of organ donors and recipients. For more information about the 2014 Transplant Games of America and to register to participate, visit www.transplantgamesofamerica.org.
The PKD Foundation plans to attend the 2014 games to celebrate with PKD patients that have received a kidney transplant, living kidney donors and their families. If you plan to participate, please take our brief survey!
The Iowa Chapter does not have any local meetings scheduled at this time but we do want to hear from you. If you would like to connect with our Volunteer Chapter Coordinator, please email John at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Iowa Chapter does not have any local events scheduled at this time. Please check back for any future events as they become planned.