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PKD Foundation News and Announcements
May 13, 2015
Chef Michael Psilakis won part 3 of the Chopped All-StarsTournament and will be in the finale with the chance to win $75,000 for his charity of choice, the PKD Foundation. Food Network did an exclusive one-on-one interview with chef Michael after his big win about being on the show and why he's competing for the PKD Foundation.
Read the exclusive Food Network interview with Chef Michael Psilakis
Join us at the 5th Annual Cocktails for a Cure on May 7 as we honor Diane Newman Kahn and show our appreciation for her volunteerism and support of the PKD Foundation. Diane has served the Hudson Valley Chapter and PKD community for over 11 years.
Sponsorships are now available starting only ay $250 and ad space in this year’s program starts at $25. To be a sponsor, donate a Silent Auction item, purchase ad space or volunteer at this event please email email@example.com
Thanks to everyone who made the 11th Annual Walk for PKD a success; we raised over $43,000 in 2014! We hope to see you at the 12th annual Walk for PKD on Sunday, September 20 in a new location at the Rockland Lake State Park in Valley Cottage, NY.
Interested in getting involved with the Hudson Valley Chapter? Join our next Chapter meeting on March 3rd at 7:30 p.m. in Peekskill, NY. Whether you would like to volunteer, need support, or just want to chat, you are welcome to join any of our Chapter meetings. A conference call option is available if you cannot attend in person. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Are you in need of support or just looking to speak with another PKD patient, family member or caregiver? Sandy Grossman is our Support Leader and she will do her best to meet your needs and get you in touch with the right person. Contact Sandy at email@example.com and let her know what you need!
Are you interested in PKD Advocacy? Concerned about PKD patients' needs being heard in Congress and the Senate? Please contact us for volunteer opportunities.
Local Events and Meetings
Hudson Valley Chapter Meet & Greets!
Would you like the opportunity to meet others with PKD, receive or give support, share experiences, or learn about which medical professionals in the community specialize in PKD? Would you like to see more events happening in your local county or community? Interested in getting more involved with your local chapter?
The local volunteers of the Hudson Valley Chapter meet about every month, and are available for support and to share their experiences about living with PKD. If you would like to speak with someone, or attend a chapter get together, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Would you like to get involved with planning events?
Please let us know if you would like to help plan an event in your area, whether it is an educational meeting or a fundraising event, or if you would like to get involved in planning the Walk for PKD or Cocktails for a Cure events. Email email@example.com for more information.
Awareness Event: Nanuet Street Fair
Sunday, June 7
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Nanuet, NY 10954
The Hudson Valley Volunteer Chapter Coordinator's will be hosting an awareness booth at the Nanuet Street Fair. They will be promoting the annual Hudson Valley Walk for PKD and raising awareness about PKD. Feel free to stop by an say hello!
If you have any questions please email our Volunteer Chapter Coordinators, Josie and Darien at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cocktails for a Cure
Thursday, May 7th
6 - 10 p.m.
Vintage Restaurant and Lounge 171 Main StreetWhite Plains, NY 10601
Join others in the Hudson Valley community as we honor Diane Newman Kahn and show our appreciation of her support of the PKD Foundation. Diane has served the Hudson Valley Chapter and entire PKD Foundation community over the past 11 years.
Your support will fund critical research to discover a treatment and cure for polycystic kidney disease. Join us for an evening of refreshing cocktails, delectable hors d'oeuvres, and entertainment by DJs from Alert Music Company as we toast to a cure for PKD. Click here for more information.
Sunday, November 1, 2015
Take on the Big Apple and run for PKD in the 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon to bring hope to those affected by polycystic kidney disease. The PKD Foundation is leading the fight to find treatments and a cure for millions of people worldwide who suffer from polycystic kidney disease.
For more information or to express your interest in the team, email us at email@example.com.
Hudson Valley Walk for PKD
Save the Date
September 20, 2015
Rockland Lake State Park - New location!
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