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PKD Foundation News and Announcements
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 email@example.com 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.
Local Events and Meetings
Chapter Planning Meeting:
Monday, May 11
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Exegy Inc. - Owen Ridge Campus
349 Marshall Ave
Webster Groves, MO 63119
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.
Save the Date: Kidney Fight Trivia Night
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Machinists' District 9 BuildingBridgeton, MO 63044
Individual Ticket: $20
Table of 8: $140
For questions, please call Kris Conant 314-973-6597.
St. Louis Walk for PKD
Save the Date
September 13, 2015
Tower Grove Park
June 1, 2015
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