News and Information
Walk Season is Here!
Join us for your local Walk for PKD and be the difference in 2015!
PKD Patient Handbook
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 Message From Your Chapter Coordinator
Hello everyone and welcome to the NYC Chapter webpage. My name is Sarah Giller and I’m so excited to have this opportunity to be the new Chapter Coordinator.
I didn’t have a clue about PKD when I was diagnosed about 20 years ago. It was quite a shock to everyone in my family. The disease progressed rapidly until the only options were either dialysis or a transplant. I have an extraordinarily wonderful and generous sister and she donated a kidney to me in 2007. It was truly a gift of life.
I turned to the PKD Foundation soon after my diagnosis mostly for information and to understand exactly what PKD is and how it would affect both me and my family. Then it became my support system. I met people and learned about what having a chronic disease was like and how I could live a full life in spite of it.
That’s what I hope this Chapter will continue to be – a place of information and support, a place where we help each other and our families to cope with PKD and where we work together towards what we all want – a cure for PKD.
However you want to participate and whatever the level of your involvement we welcome you to join us towards this goal.
Local Events and Meetings
Chapter meetings are another opportunity for you to have your questions and concerns about PKD addressed. We will do our best to provide you with answers or direct you to someone that can assist you. Everyone is welcome!
Although the New York Chapter does not have any meetings planned at this time, we would still love to hear from you! If you have any questions concerning support meetings, please email our Volunteer Chapter Coordinator Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check back for updates!
Sunday, November 1, 2015
Take on the Big Apple and run for PKD in the 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon to bring hope to those affected by polycystic kidney disease. The PKD Foundation is leading the fight to find treatments and a cure for millions of people worldwide who suffer from polycystic kidney disease.
For more information or to express your interest in the team, email us at email@example.com
New York City Walk for PKD
October 25, 2015
Hudson River Park - Pier 84
Registration is now open!
To learn more about the New York City walk or to donate, click here.
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Next Webinar Wednesday
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 12 - 1 p.m. CDT
PKD Foundation Chief Scientific Officer David Baron, Ph.D., will discuss the new study looking at (pioglitazone) Actos as a potential drug therapy for PKD. Guest speaker Bonnie Blazer-Yost, Ph.D., principal investigator for the study, will join the discussion.
Next National Webinar
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 7 - 8 p.m. CDT
Presented by: Margot Troutt-Keys, LCSW
Join us for a discussion about the emotional toll PKD takes on a person and their family. Learn tips for coping and get advice for staying positive in the face of health adversity.
Watch previous webinars here.
PKD Discussion forums provide a place for patients, family and friends to make connections, ask questions and share stories and experiences.