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

PKD Foundation News and Announcements

Michael Psilakis

 

Award-Winning Chef Michael Psilakis to Compete on Chopped All-Stars Tournament for PKD Foundation

April 22, 2015

Chef Michael Psilakis will be competing against fellow celebrity chefs on Food Network's fourth season of Chopped All-Stars. Michael's episode airs Tuesday, May 12 at 9 p.m. Central Time. If he advances and wins in the final competition round on May 26, Michael will donate $75,000 to the PKD Foundation, his charity of choice.

Read more about Chef Michael Psilakis

 

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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!

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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 Meetings

Chapter Support Meeting

Thursday, April 23, 2015

6:30 p.m.

 
 
Location:
Starbucks
2128 Oxford Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
 
Online registration for this is now closed, however everyone is welcome to join! If you are interested in attending or 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.
 
Come join us for a relaxed cup of coffee and meet friends in the PKD community.  These support meetings are planned bi-monthly and provide great opportunity to meet others and share experiences.  We would like to plan a topic for discussion and are open to hear what would interest you the most.  Email us anytime with suggestions!  Mark your calendar and plan to attend our next support meeting on April 23.
 

 


Chapter Awareness Event

Bay Area Association of Kidney Patients invites you to join them for their Spring Educational Presentation:
Successful Strategies for CKD Patients and Hopeful Transplant Reciepients

Sunday, May 17, 2015

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Speaker Information:
Risa Simon
CEO, TransplantFirst Acadamey
Kidney Patient Advocacy Coach & Motivational Speaker

 

Location Information:
796 El Camino Real (3rd floor)
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Free parking under the buidling.

Click here to register or call 650.323.2225

For more information about the Bay Area Association of Kidney Patients visit their website at www.baakp.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

 

Walk for PKD Save the Date

    September 26, 2015

     Mission Creek Park

 

    Registration Opens

         June 1, 2015 

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What's New in PKD: A Day of LearningWhat's New in PKD 2015: A Day of Learning

On March 28, 2015, PKD Foundation Chapters were invited to participate in an exclusive, online educational conference! PKD experts from across the United States discussed topics that are important to PKD patients. This year's focus was complications associated with PKD including aneurysms, hypertension, cardiovascular issues, cardiac valve abnormalities and polycystic liver disease. Not everyone that has PKD will experience every complication associated with the disease however, understanding these issues will help you to be your best advocate when you visit your physicians.


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