News and Information
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.
Benefit for the PKD Foundation:
The Fourth Annual Broadway Sings for PKD will be THIS Friday, August 15th at 9:30pm at Joe's Pub. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. There is a $12 food or two drink minimum. Tickets are available online at www.joespub.com by phone (212) 967-7555 or in person at The Public Theater Box Office (425 Lafayette St.)
The concert will feature new musical theatre songs by emerging writers, including Hali Alspach, Will Aronson, James K. Ballard, Christina Capatides, Ty Defoe, Benny Gammerman, and more.
Performers will include Ali Ewoldt, Andrew Boetcher, Same Heldt, Beth Kirkpatrick, Patty Nieman, Emily Skiggs, Jason Sweettooth Williams, Remy Zaken, and more. Joanna Parson hosts.
Proceeds will benefit the PKD Foundation.
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.
Questions? Contact us at email@example.com or 816.268.8469.
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.
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 New York City 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 us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check back for Chapter Meeting Updates!
New York City Walk for PKD
Sunday, October 25
Clinton Cove Park
For more information, click here!
May 19, 2014
Presented by Howard R. Winokuer, Ph.D.
Dealing with the reality of PKD is a very difficult situation. It is challenging to know how to talk to your children, even young adults, about PKD. As a result of attending this webinar, you will understand how to talk with your teen or young adult about PKD. Our presenter for this webinar is Howard R. Winokuer, Ph.D. Fran Towey, Jr., and his daughter Katie will also join us to share their story of being diagnosed with PKD as a teen.
PKD Discussion forums provide a place for patients, family and friends to make connections, ask questions and share stories and experiences.