News and Information
Save the date: PKD National Convention 2016
Join us June 24 to 26, 2016, at the PKD National Convention in Orlando. You'll discover ways to manage your or a loved one's health from an all-star assembly of PKD experts.
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!
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!
North Texas Education Meeting
Sat., Aug. 15
1 to 3 p.m.
Topic: PKD Research
Speaker: Vishal Patel, M.D., University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Health Texas HEB Hospital
Edwards Cancer Center Entrance, East Conference Room
1600 Hospital Parkway
Bedford, TX 76022
Join us for a research update and to learn about PKD research right here in DFW! Dr. Patel is a researcher currently receiving grant funding from the PKD Foundation.
If you have any questions concerning this event, please email our Volunteer Chapter Coordinator, Sally Wilson, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
North Texas Walk for PKD
September 19, 2015
Southlake Town Square, Rustin Park
Registration is now open!
To learn more about the North Texas walk or to donate, click here.
Kroger Neighbor to Neighbor Donation Program - Benefit to the PKD Foundation
Did you know that every time you shop for groceries, you could be raising money to support PKD Research? YES you can! Every time you shop at a Kroger, you can help the PKD Foundation earn a piece of $1,000,000.00. Setting this up is easy. Click here to print a copy of the Kroger letter and learn how you can earn money towards a cure for 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. A total of 41 families raised $246.99 during the period of 6/01/14 thru 8/30/14 using the Kroger Community Rewards program! Get started today at www.krogercommunityrewards.com or click here for detailed registration instructions.
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Next Webinar Wednesday
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 12 - 1 p.m. CDT
PKD Foundation Chief Scientific Officer, David Baron, Ph.D., will explain how cysts form and why they are so problematic. He will also take time at the end of his presentation to answer your questions.
Next National Webinar
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 7 - 8 p.m. CDT
Kidney stones can be painful and occur more often in PKD patients than in the general population. Tune in Tuesday, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. CT to learn from Dr. Arlene Chapman about what kidney stones are, why they happen and what can be done to treat them.
PKD Discussion forums provide a place for patients, family and friends to make connections, ask questions and share stories and experiences.