Hudson Valley Chapter
Welcome to the PKD Foundation’s Hudson Valley Chapter Website!
Outstanding Chapter Award
Presented to the Chapter that has consistently met objectives related to the Chapter mission areas of Education, Fundraising and Support.
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 email@example.com.
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 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.
Transplant Games of America
July 11 - 15, 2014
The Transplant Games of America is a multi-sport festival event for individuals that have undergone life-saving transplant surgeries. The games are more than an athletic event! They highlight the importance of organ donation and celebrate the lives of organ donors and recipients. For more information about the 2014 Transplant Games of America and to register to participate, visit www.transplantgamesofamerica.org.
The PKD Foundation plans to attend the 2014 games to celebrate with PKD patients that have received a kidney transplant, living kidney donors and their families. If you plan to participate, please take our brief survey!
Chapter Member News
The Hudson Valley Cocktails for a Cure event held on May 9, 2013 in White Plains, raised over $10,000 and celebrated 30 years of research by the PKD Foundation and honored Charles J. (Chuck) Newman for his ongoing efforts to raise money and awareness of PKD which touches his entire family.
Thank you to the sponsors who supported the event, including Charles J. Newman, Diane Kahn, and Ralph L. Rogers, to name a few.
Mark your 2014 Calendar: Next Year the “Cocktails for a Cure” event will be held on Thursday, May 8, 2014!
Thursday, February 27, 2014
for more information.
Meeting topics will include the planning of upcoming events such as an Educational Meeting, Cocktails for a Cure, and the 11th Annual Hudson Valley Walk for PKD. General discussions about PKD and Support are always welcome to anyone interested.
If you are unable to attend in person, but would like to participate, please join us by Conference Call. The call-in information is: Conference Dial-in Number: (641) 715-3200; Participant Access Code: 395781#.
Sunday, March 16, 2014
12:30 - 3:30 PM
Northern Westchester Hospital Center, Conference Room A
400 East Main Street
Mt. Kisco, NY 10549
Join us to view a Research Update Webinar presented by Lorrie Rome, Chief Scientific Officer at the PKD Foundation followed by a discussion about Healthy Diet & Lifestyle facilitated by Diane Kahn, Independent Certified Health Coach. Refreshments will be served.
Parking Information and directions to conference room:
Park in the north parking lot (to right) and enter through the north building entrance with white pillars. Proceed down the hall to the left, through the double doors to Conference Room A on the left. There will be a $4 parking charge.
Save the Date!
Cocktails for a Cure: Shining Stars of PKD! – May 8, 2014
Join us at the Cocktails for a Cure Friend-Raiser event on May 8 from 6-10pm, in White Plains, as we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the PKD Foundation’s Hudson Valley Chapter, and remember those who have contributed to the Chapter’s successes over the years.
The Cocktails for a Cure event will be held at the Vintage Restaurant & Lounge in White Plains. Information about the event will be available soon. Admission includes food, a complimentary drink, live entertainment, and great company! Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are currently available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Straight Talk About Transplantation
February 4, 2014
Presented by Melissa Blevins, RN, MS
What happens after you are told you need a kidney transplant? Melissa Blevins, RN, MS, will walk us through the process beginning when your physician tells you it is time to consider a kidney transplant.