PKD Foundation’s response to COVID-19
About the PKD Foundation
The PKD Foundation is the only organization in the U.S. solely dedicated to finding treatments and a cure for polycystic kidney disease (PKD) and to improving the lives of those it affects. Since 1982, we have proudly funded more than $50 million in PKD research and leveraged $1.5 billion in government funding, while serving our local communities across the country. We are inspired by our mission. And driven by our vision.
what is pkd?
Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) affects thousands in the U.S. and millions worldwide but is still relatively unknown.
LIVING WITH PKD
If you or someone you care about is living with PKD, your top priorities are maintaining a high quality of life and managing the disease.
While a specific diet won’t make polycystic kidneys better, it is ideal to eat a balanced and healthy diet.
find a clinic
Find and assess clinics near you with our Find a PKD Clinic tool, with over 50 medical centers and 220 nephrologists familiar with PKD.
COVID-19 WEBCAST SERIES
Experts answer your questions about COVID-19 and PKD, dialysis, transplantation, and stress.
We’re working with Congress to #endPKD, and we need your help.
The first treatment for ADPKD was approved in 2018
WALK FOR PKD
100% of donations fund life-saving research. Walk with us!
Help researchers unlock the secrets of PKD and find a treatment by participating in a study.
PKD HOPE LINE
Do you have questions about PKD? Call the PKD HOPE line today and speak with trained PKD Foundation staff.
COMMUNITY AND SUPPORT
You’re not alone. Find a mentor, call our Hope line, or join a Chapter.
RESOURCES AND EDUCATION
From diagnosis to dialysis, everything you want to know about PKD.
PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS
Caring for a loved one with PKD can be stressful. We’re here to help.
Move research forward when you join the first U.S. ADPKD Registry.
SHARE YOUR STORY
VOICES OF PKD
This year, make it your goal to create a future without PKD. Turn your passion and hobbies into hope. 100% of the funds raised will support life-saving research.
Challenge yourself to put an end to PKD. Whether you’re walking a 5K, running a marathon, cycling across the country, or competing in a triathlon, make fundraising for PKD part of your challenge.
Take a fight against PKD into your own hands. DIY for PKD allows you to combine your creativity with your passion for finding a cure by creating your own personal fundraiser!
Dedicate your milestone to a cause you’re passionate about: ending PKD. Fundraise when you celebrate your birthday, transplant anniversary, wedding, or other special event.
Create a tribute fundraiser to honor someone or remember a loved one who has passed. Fundraise to end PKD in honor, memory, or celebration of someone today.
Join #teamPKD and sign up for the 2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon where you can represent the PKD community.