News and Information
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.
Iowa Walk for PKD
The Iowa Chapter wants to thank you for joining us in our Walk for PKD. We had a very successful day and appreciate all of those that donated or came out to the walk. Registration for the event is now closed, but donations are still being accepted through December 31.
We had an amazing time at the Transplant Games of America! Thank you to everyone that stopped by our booth and shared your transplant story with us. Congratulations to everyone that participated in the games!
Local Events and Meetings
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 email@example.com.
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