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.
A message from our Volunteer Chapter Coordinator:
I'm excited to join the team and truly looking forward to being the volunteer coordinator for our San Antonio Chapter. The Walk is always a fun event, and our 2015 Walk in September is going to be fantastic. The money and awareness that is raised through the Walk for PKD is very important to me personally. As a young man I saw the effects of PKD first hand. I saw my beautiful, talented, and intelligent mother in pain and agony. The effect on our family was a tremendous hardship, and we faced some very difficult years. Once diagnosed properly, and with the right treatment her spirit and health have improved. Now that I have the opportunity, I see the importance of being involved with the PKD community. I look forward to meeting all of you, and feel free to reach out to me anytime.
The San Antonio Chapter attended an advocacy workshop presented by the Texas Renal Coalition to prepare for Texas Kidney Day Tuesday, February 10. San Antonio Chapter volunteers Dene and Leon Kyrish and Patti Ruffin are pictured with Senator Leticia Van De Putte.
PKD Foundation News and Announcements
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 Support 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 San Antonio 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
North Central Baptist Hospital Summer Celebration
Sat., Aug. 1
10:00 am-2:00 pm
North Central Baptist Hospital--Atrium Lobby
520 Madison Oak Drive
San Antonio, TX 78258
San Antonio Chapter will be hosting a table at the Summer Celebration. We will have information about PKD and the San Antonio Walk for PKD.
Check back for meeting updates!
San Antonio Walk's 2nd Incentive Week
Sunday, July 19 - Saturday, July 25
Register and start fundraising today to participate in the San Antonio Walk for PKD Incentive Weeks. The second incentive week will be held from Sunday, July 19 to Saturday, July 25. Prizes will be given as follows:
- Most money raised by individual
- Team Captain whose team raises most money
Here are some useful links to help you:
First Incentive Winner: Congratulations to Patti O'Grady Ruffin, Team Captain of Patti's Partners, the team captain who raised the most money. Her prize is a $15 Magnolia Pancake Haus gift certificate.
You must be registered to participate in the incentive weeks. The San Antonio Walk for PKD is Saturday, Sept. 12 at OP Schnabel Park, Graff Pavilion. For event updates, please visit walkforpkd.org/sanantonio.
Good luck and thanks for your support!
San Antonio Walk for PKD
September 12, 2015
O.P. Schnabel Park, Graff Pavilion
Registration is now open!
To learn more about the San Antonio walk or to donate, click here.
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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.