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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 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

Thank you for joining us at the San Francisco Walk for PKD!

The Walk may be over but fundraising will remain open until Dec. 31. Click the button below to make a donation to the San Francisco Walk today!

 Donate today! 

PKD Patient Handbook

June 2015

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!

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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.

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Calendar Local Events and Meetings

Meeting Chapter Support Meeting

Chapter meetings provide an 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!

Meeting Chapter Education Meeting

We do not have any meetings scheduled at this time but we would still like to hear from you. Please email our Volunteer Chapter Coordinator, Lynn at  


Kiehl's Berkeley Shopping Night

Dec. 10, 2015

6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Kiehl's Fourth Street
1848 Fourth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710

Join the San Francisco Chapter for our 7th annual Kiehl's Berkeley shopping night! Guests will enjoy food and wine, holiday shopping, and a raffle - all for PKD. 

Kiehl's will be offering shoppers 15% off of purchases. In addition, 10% of proceeds will go to the PKD Foundation.

San Francisco Walk for PKD

Walk for PKD 


Thank you to all who joined us for the San Francisco Walk for PKD!


 We had a great time! Check out some of our favorite memories from the Walk here!                          

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Resources Resources

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Next Webinar Wednesday

Webinar Wednesdays with CSO David Baron, Ph.D.Genetics of PKD

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 12 - 1 p.m. CDT

PKD Foundation Chief Scientific Officer David Baron, Ph.D., will explain the genetics of ADPKD and ARPKD. He will include a overview of some of the genetic research currently being conducted.


Next Free National Webinar

Dr. David BaronThe sequence of drug development

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, 7 to 8 p.m. CST

Presented by: David Baron, Ph.D., PKD Foundation CSO

Why does a drug therapy take so long to find? Hear from PKD Foundation Chief Scientific Officer David Baron, Ph.D. as he uses his decades of experience in drug development to explain the process as it relates to PKD. Also included will be a discussion of clinical trials – why they are important and how to find out about them.

Register now

Watch previous webinars here.


PKD Connection

Discussion Forums

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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