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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.
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
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 email@example.com or 816.268.8469.
Local Events and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chapter Support Meeting
Thursday, April 23, 2015
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 email@example.com.
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
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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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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