San Francisco ChapterConnect. Support. Educate.

With the help of PKD Foundation Chapters in cities across the country and beyond, the PKD Foundation provides a forum for patients who want to join in the fight to find a treatment and cure for PKD. Just contact us at sanfranciscochapter@pkdcure.org to find out how you can make a difference in the lives of thousands in the U.S. and millions worldwide.

 

 

News and Information News and Information

 

Bay Area musician receives a kidney transplant.

Sarah and Jesse Brewster gave each other their hearts quite a few years ago and now, right after Valentine's Day, Sarah is also giving her husband one of her kidneys. Watch a video of their story.

 

A note from your Chapter Coordinator:


The San Francisco Chapter rounded out 2014 with our 6th annual PKD Event at Kiehl’s in Berkeley. It was a lot of fun and a fundraising success bringing in more than $1,500 to support the mission of the PKD Foundation. We appreciate the efforts of Kim Kupferer in organizing the event and to Kiehl’s Berkeley store manager Maria Shalita for her ongoing support to our chapter.


We are gearing up for a great 2015! Our focus is always PKD patients and their friends and families.  We hope the information provided here and on our website is helpful to you as you manage living with PKD.  Our Chapter is here for you so please contact us anytime at SanFranciscoChapter@pkdcure.org. 

About 50 people turned out for our educational meeting at UCSF on Jan. 24. We were excited to learn about the opening of the new PKD Comprehensive Care Clinic at UCSF. Our featured speaker was Dr. Meyeon Park, head of the clinic.


It is not too early to be thinking about the 2015 Walk for PKD!  Our walk will take place at Mission Bay Park in October, the exact date to be announced. We are looking for sponsors so please contact us at SanFranciscoWalk@pkdcure.org with your ideas. There are lots of opportunities to be involved in the Walk!

PKD Foundation News and Announcements

Saintsation Kriste Spoke at Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation's Leadership Conference

Kriste Lewis

March 17, 2015

Saintsation Kriste was a guest speaker at the Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Foundation's Leadership Conference in Kansas City, Mo., from Feb. 20-22. There were more than 100 people in attendance; two representatives from each state and some representatives from Canada. Attendees were chapter coordinators and leaders across the country with goals of updating each other on ongoing kidney research and continuing to raise awareness of PKD.

Read more about Kriste

 

 

 


 

San Francisco Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon

Sunday, March 29, 2015

 

Take a VIP running tour of the Golden Gate City at this year’s San Francisco Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon to bring hope to those affected by PKD. Click here for more information.

Questions? Contact us at runforpkd@pkdcure.org or 816.268.8469.

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Calendar Local Events and Meetings

Meeting Chapter Meetings

What's New in PKD: A Day of Learning

Saturday, March 28, 2015

 

Thank you to all of those that came out to the exclusive, online educational conference! A special thank you to the PKD experts from across the United States who discuessed topics that are important to PKD patients. We enjoyed learning and connecting with those that came to the event!

 

If you have any questions about the event please email our Volunteer Chapter Coordinators, Lynn & Susan at sanfranciscochapter@pkdcure.org.


 MeetingChapter Support Meeting

Thursday, April 23, 2015

6:30 p.m.

 
 
Location:
Starbucks
2128 Oxford Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
 
Join us for our first support meeting this spring! 
 
If you have any questions about our support meetings or are interested in attending please email our Volunteer Chapter Coordinators, Lynn & Susan at sanfranciscochapter@pkdcure.org.
 

 


Kiehl's Berkeley Shopping Night

Thank you to the San Francisco Chapter members, Kiehl's Berkeley and many 4th Street Merchants for making the 6th annual Kiehl's shopping night a success. Guests enjoyed a raffle, holiday shopping, a lovely spread and socializing - all for PKD. More than $1,500 was raised to support the mission of the PKD Foundation.

 


San Francisco Walk for PKD

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The San Francisco Chapter wants to thank everyone for participating and fundraising for the 2014 Walk for PKD. We had a very successful day and appreciate all of the support. We look forward to seeing you this fall at the 2015 San Francisco Walk for PKD!


 

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WatchPreimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) 101

Presented by Lawrence Grunfeld, M.D., clinical associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and co-director of Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis, known as PGD, is a screening test used to determine if genetic or chromosomal disorders are present in embryos produced through in vitro fertilization (IVF).

In this webinar, Lawrence Grundfeld, M.D. speaks and answers questions about PGD as it relates to PKD. He is also joined by two families who have chosen to use PGD in family planning.


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PKD Discussion ForumsPKD Discussion forums provide a place for patients, family and friends to make connections, ask questions and share stories and experiences.

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