News and Information
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!
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.
Raising funds for the PKD Foundation is as easy as a trip to the grocery store! Enroll in two local programs who donate a percentage of your sales to fund important research.
Tom Thumb Good Neighbor Program
Every time you shop at Tom Thumb and use your Reward Card, Tom Thumb will donate a percentage of what you spend to the PKD Foundation. You can earn more research money to help treat or cure PKD without doing anything except buying groceries.
Registration is easy! Simply enroll for a Reward Card at the store's customer service desk and ask to have the PKD Foundation (number 6595) linked to your Reward Card. You can also complete this form and turn it in at the Customer Service desk. Each time you shop and use your Reward Card, Tom Thumb will donate 1% of your purchase to the PKD Foundation.
Kroger Neighbor to Neighbor Donation Program
Raise funds for the PKD Foundation through the new Kroger Community Rewards Program!
It's easier than ever to turn your family's food purchases into funds that support the mission of the Foundation. Simply register your Kroger Plus Card online, choose "PKD Foundation North Texas Chapter" #83213, and help end polycystic kidney disease each time you grocery shop. Get started today at www.krogercommunityrewards.com or click here for detailed registration instructions.
Local Events and Meetings
Education Meeting - What's New in PKD
Speaker: Benjamin D. Cowley, Jr., M.D.
Dr. Cowley is the Chief of Nephrology in the Department of Medicine and is the John Gammill professor in polycystic kidney disease at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center and serves on the Scientific Advisory Committee for the PKD Foundation.
Saturday, August 23
1 - 3 pm
Baylor All Saints Hospital - Faxel Room
1400 8th Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76104
Light refreshments will be served.
If you have questions or would like to connect with our Volunteer Chapter Coordinators, please email us at NorthTexasChapter@pkdcure.org.
At 1400 8th Ave., turn west into the hospital entrance. Parking is to the right. Enter at the entrance to Baylor All Saints Hospital. The Faxel room is located on the right, past Starbucks and Volunteer Services.
North Texas Walk for PKD
Saturday, September 20
Southlake Town Square
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.