New England 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 newenglandchapter@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

 

 

Sunday, November 2, 2014

 

Are you a runner? Is someone you know a runner? Want a chance to run in a premier marathon?

We are looking to fill the last few spots in the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon within the next three weeks! Click here to view the participation options. Register today to secure your spot in this bucket list race. Hurry, before they are gone!

Most importantly, you will run with the satisfaction of knowing that you’re part of the fight against polycystic kidney disease through your fundraising commitment.

Run for PKD

 

 

Questions? Contact us at runforpkd@pkdcure.org or 816.268.8469.

 


Walk for PKD 2014Walk Season is Here!

Registration for fall Walks is now open. With more than 50 Walks across the country and the Virtual Walk, we can all unite to fight PKD.

Find Your Walk and Register Now!

 

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Transplant Games of AmericaTransplant Games of America


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!

View Slideshow!

 


Calendar Local Events and Meetings

Meeting Chapter Meetings

If you would like to connect with our Volunteer Chapter Coordinators, Judy and Dean, please email us at newenglandchapter@pkdcure.org.

Meeting  Reading Nutrition Labels

Kelly Welsh, Renal Dietitian, will be presenting a webinar about reading nutrition labels!  If you have ever been confused by the information provided on food labels and would like to learn how to use the information provided to help you manage your kidney friendly diet....this webinar is for you! 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
8 - 9:30 p.m. EDT
(5-6:30 p.m. Pacific / 6 - 7:30 p.m. Mountain / 7-8:30 Central / 8-9:30 Eastern)

If you would like to gather together with other New England Chapter members to watch this presentation, please email Judy at newenglandchapter@pkdcure.org.

Register Today!

 

 

Meet Kelly Welsh

Kelly Welsh is a Renal Dietitian as well as a PKD patient, wife and mother.  Ms. Welsh has conducted numerous nutritional seminars and educational meetings for PKD patients across the country.  She has also presented at the National Convention on PKD, and is the author of “Brilliant Eats – Simple and Delicious Recipes for Anyone Who Wants to Be KidneyWise.”  

 

 

View slides from previous New England Chapter Educational Seminars!


Meeting Local PKD Support Group

Local PKD Support Group continues to meet monthly in Manchester, NH. This is an excellent opportunity to meet other individuals whose lives have been affected by PKD in an informal setting. If you have questions or concerns, please join us at these meetings. Friends and family are also encouraged to attend.

Manchester, New Hampshire - Manchester City Library, 405 Pine St., First Monday of each month - 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Click here to view our Flyer.

Contact Information: Walter Michelsen  at (603) 668-0095 or (603) 512-9678 or Nancy Rideout at (603) 746-5580 or (603) 848-1050 or email PKDSupport@gmail.com.

Support in Rhode Island - If you are looking to connect with others, have questions or concerns, and live in Rhode Island, please contact John Barattini at (401) 231-1337 or ripkd07@gmail.com


Boston and Rhode Island Walks for PKD

The New England Chapter wants to thank you for joining us at the Boston and Rhode Island Walks 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.

Donate Today

 

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Resources Resources

Next Free Webinar

Holiday EatingHoliday Eating

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. CDT

Presented by: Jacob Taylor, Clinical Dietician at Children's Mercy Hospital

The holiday season is fast approaching, which means lots of family get-togethers, dinners and company parties. With food being a primary focus during these social gatherings, it can be a challenge for people with kidney disease to stick with their kidney-friendly diet. Join us for this webinar to learn how to maintain your kidney diet, while still enjoying the most delicious time of the year. Jacob Taylor will also discuss his PKD Diet Study.

Register Today!


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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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