St. Louis 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 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


A note from your Chapter Coordinator:

The St. Louis Chapter is gearing up for a wonderful 2015 and we want you to join us! We strive to provide helpful information as you manage living with PKD. Our Chapter is here for you so contact us anytime at and visit our website for details of our meetings, fundraisers and virtual conference.

Enjoy the Kidney Fight Trivia Night Fundraiser, May 16! Contact Kris Conant at 314-973-6597 to register. Entry fee is $140/table or $20 individually.

It isn’t too early to think about the 2015 Walk for PKD. Join us on Sunday, Sept.13 at Tower Grove Park. Registration opens in June. Watch your email for details and registration information.


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Calendar Local Events and Meetings

Meeting Chapter Meetings

Chapter Planning Meeting:

Monday, May 11
7 - 8:30 p.m.

Exegy Inc. - Owen Ridge Campus 
349 Marshall Ave
Webster Groves, MO 63119

Register Today!

Join us for the opportunity to connect with others affected by PKD! Bring your questions and concerns. We will discuss Chapter focus, Kidney Fight Trivia Nigh Fundraiser, California Pizza Kitchen Fundraiser, the Walk for PKD Fundraiser, memoriam board, June Support meeting topic Clinical Trials, July ice cream social/support meeting topic kidney transplant, and other fundraising opportunities (Cocktails for a Cure), and Introduce the book: Conquering Life’s Curves by Ed Hearn with Gene Frenette.

There are two entrances into Owen Ridge Campus. Use the lower entrance toward the bottom of the hill. Drive to the 2nd building on right which is Exegy Inc. It is a secure building. Call or text Jean Sommer at 618-210-1901 to be let inside. A small PKD sign will be on the outside door with phone number.

If you have questions about the event please email our Volunteer Chapter Coordinator, Jean, at  

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Save the Date: Kidney Fight Trivia Night

Saturday, May 16, 2015


Machinists' District 9 Building
Bridgeton, MO 63044


Individual Ticket: $20

Table of 8: $140

For questions, please call Kris Conant 314-973-6597.

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St. Louis Walk for PKD


Walk for PKD    Save the Date

       September 13, 2015

        Tower Grove Park


       Registration Opens

           June 1, 2015


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Resources Resources

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Latest Free Webinar

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.


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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©2015, PKD Foundation ·The PKD Foundation is a 501 (c)(3), 509 (a)(1) public charity.