Welcome to the PKD Foundation’s North Texas Chapter Website!
Walk Coordinator Volunteer Recognition Award
Presented to the Walk Coordinator that is outstanding in planning and executing the Walk for PKD event.
This year we had a tie:
Carolyn Morris (North Texas)
Shelly Kohli and Dwight Odland (LA)
PKD Foundation Benefit Surpasses Financial Target
Oct. 14, 2013
Talk about hitting the finish line with success.
The North Texas Walk for PKD benefiting the national PKD Foundation, which is dedicated to finding treatments and a cure for Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), was held recently at Rustin City Park in front of City Hall at Southlake Town Square.
Carolyn Morris and a team of volunteers worked to make this year’s fundraiser a success. And it clearly paid off. A record-breaking crowd donated more than $79,000 to the cause, exceeding the group’s target goal. The money will be donated to the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation for research, education and awareness. The disease affects 600,000 Americans and has no cure. Well done all.
Read the article here.
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.
Learn More about PKD.
Don’t miss out on our series of quarterly webinars designed to provide education and information about various medical and lifestyle issues related to polycystic kidney disease.
Click here to visit our NEW learning center and to view our FREE educational webinars!
The North Texas Chapter does not have any 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.
Thank you to everyone that made the North Texas Walk for PKD a success. We've alerady raised over $80,000! While the event is over, fundraising is still going strong with donations being accepted until December 31st. Let’s all continue to unite to fight PKD! Your involvement has made a difference for PKD patients and their families everywhere.
The Empowered PKD Patient: Proactive Strategies to Secure Your Best Life Possible
October 23, 2013
Presented by Risa Simon, CMC
If you've been told to "Do Nothing" until you "Get Sicker" — or simply sense yourself floating in a sea of uncertainty, then join this enlightening session and learn from author, mentor and preemptive transplant recipient, Risa Simon, as she reveals life-changing insights doctors rarely share with their patients. If you (or a loved one) are looking to avoid the need for dialysis, or fear the long wait for a kidney might squelch transplant opportunities, look no further.