San Francisco Chapter
Welcome to the PKD Foundation’s San Francisco Chapter Website!
Your local PKD San Francisco Chapter is currently seeking a volunteer Chapter Coordinator and a volunteer Walk Co-Coordinator.
- The Chapter Coordinator position is a vital leadership role that represents the PKD Foundation in the local community and acts as a liaison between the Foundation and local constituents. This volunteer position focuses on education, fundraising and support. This position requires about one hour a week.
- The Walk Co-Coordinator will be responsible for organizing logistics for the Walk, recruiting volunteers, securing sponsorships, recruiting and encouraging team captains and participants, promoting the walk within the community, and helping raise awareness of PKD and the Foundation. This position requires about one hour a week with more time needed as you approach your Walk event date.
As a local Coordinator, you will be one of the first to hear about mission critical updates when you join a network of more than 100 coordinators across the nation. We have many online support tools and resources and offer in person leadership training in Kansas City in February. The Foundation covers your airfare and most meals for the weekend. It is a great time to meet and connect with other volunteer leaders across the county.
Please contact Cindy LeBlanc, Chapter Relations Manager at email@example.com for the Chapter Coordinator position or Sue Full, Walk for PKD Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org for the Walk Co-Coordinator position.
Transplant Games of America
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!
PKD IN THE NEWS
Click below to view an article about Renee and Mark's loving story!
Sister's Kidney Not Enough for Two Siblings That Need A Transplant. Click here to read a recent story published in the News Times.
Sandy Steck radio interview with Mark Glaser. Click here to listen to the interview.
The San Francisco Chapter does not have any local 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 email@example.com. Check back for updates!
Next Free Webinar
Straight Talk - Patients Share Their Unique Experiences with Dialysis and Transplantation
Thursday, March 27, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. CDT
Do you have questions about renal replacement? Is your physician telling you it is time to prepare for dialysis or transplant? If you answer yes to these questions, our latest webinars may help you be your best advocate as you enter the conversation about renal replacement with your health care team.
San Francisco Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon – April 6, 2014
This experience of a lifetime will carry you through one of the world’s top-ten vacation destinations. Sign up today for your running tour of the Golden Gate City with team PKD, and bring hope to those impacted by polycystic kidney disease.
Please click here for more information and learn how to register.
Straight Talk About Transplantation
February 4, 2014
Presented by Melissa Blevins, RN, MS
What happens after you are told you need a kidney transplant? Melissa Blevins, RN, MS, will walk us through the process beginning when your physician tells you it is time to consider a kidney transplant.