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Hello, my name is Lara Macklin and I am excited you stopped by! As your Seattle area Chapter Coordinator I would like to thank you for taking the time to visit our site as this is where your local connection to the PKD Foundation begins. We are here to educate, inspire and support your efforts in managing PKD by connecting with others in the area, to learn about similar experiences, local resources and success stories. I can almost guarantee you will make some new friends as well! Meet patients and families in the Seattle area that have shared their voice with us. We are passionately dedicated to helping the Foundation find treatments, and ultimately a cure for PKD, so that no one has to suffer the full effects of this disease. There is also an on-line support group site to allow for open conversations about PKD, ask questions and share thoughts with other Seattle locals. The site will be moderated and all posts should be relevant to PKD. If you would like to join this group please click on the link below and subscribe. We look forward to "meeting you" on-line!
Seattle Voices of PKD
Thanks to Northwest Kidney Centers! NKC is a major supporter fo the Seattle Chapter. They always have a team at the Walk for PKD and invite us to their many events. While we all hope to never need their dialysis service, it sure is nice to know they're there AND will take good care of us! Thanks NKC!
PKD Foundation News and Announcements
PKD Patient Handbook
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!
Local Events and Meetings
Join the Seattle Chapter for casual conversation and fellowship with others in the local PKD community. Stay for a little or as long as you like. We will continue to meet the first weekend of each month (pending holidays), alternating between Saturday and Sunday from 10am-noon. We look forward to seeing you!
NOTE: Please check the web site for location updates. Please email our Volunteer Chapter Coordinator Lara at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Seattle Chapter Coffee Chat
Sunday, March 6
227 Yale Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109
Registration coming soon!
Saturday, April 2
Saturday, May 7
Saturday, June 4
Sunday, July 10
Saturday, Aug. 6 (family picnic)
Seattle Walk for PKD
Thank you to all who joined us for the 2015 Seattle Walk for PKD!
We had a great time! Check out some of our favorite memories from Walk day here.
Save the date!
Oct. 9, 2016
Green Lake Park
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Next Webinar Wednesday
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 12 - 1 p.m. CST
David will breakdown a published scientific journal article to explain it in simple, straightforward terms. He will discuss an article by K. J. Kelly, et al. in PLOS ONE titled: Improved structure and function in autosomal recessive polycystic rat kidneys with renal tubular cell therapy.
Latest National Webinar
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.
Watch previous webinars here.
PKD Discussion forums provide a place for patients, family and friends to make connections, ask questions and share stories and experiences.