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PKD Foundation News and Announcements

Michael PsilakisFood Network's One-on-One Interview with Chopped All-Stars Part 3 Winner, Chef Michael Psilakis

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

 A note from your Chapter Coordinator:

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

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 for more information.

 Chapter Resources

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 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. 

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Calendar Local Events and Meetings

Meeting 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

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 for more information.

Meeting Chapter Meetings

Awareness Event: Nanuet Street Fair

Sunday, June 7
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Nanuet, NY
Route 59
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

 CocktailsCocktails for a Cure

Thursday, May 7th

6 - 10 p.m.

Vintage Restaurant and Lounge 
171 Main Street
White 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. 

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2015 TCS New York City Marathon

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

Hudson Valley Walk for PKD


Walk for PKD    Save the Date

      September 20, 2015

  Rockland Lake State Park - New location!


       Registration Opens

             June 2015

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