31 days of PKD challenges

Are you up for the challenge?

In honor of March’s National Kidney Month, we are taking on daily challenges to raise awareness of polycystic kidney disease (PKD). Let others know about PKD and join the fight to end it. Participate in our fifth annual 31 Days of PKD Challenges! Follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for daily updates on our progress. Share your progress too using #PKDChallenge, #kidneymonth and #endPKD.

March’s National Kidney Month










What is 


March 1

Get the facts: Watch our video to learn more about PKD and share it with your friends.

on Twitter

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March 231 Days of PKD Challenges

Show your support to end PKD. Use this graphic as your

social media profile picture all month long.



March 3Store collage

All merchandise on our online store is 20% off today when you use the promo code “challenge”. Get your PKD gear to help raise awareness.

Please note the promo code is case-sensitive.

Cayleigh Sanders4

March 4Cayleigh Sanders

You are the voice of PKD. Your story can paint a powerful picture of what it means to live with this disease. Share your story now..


March 5Email

Get the latest news on PKD and the PKD Foundation. Join our email list today.


March 6Volunteer

Connect with people in your community who share your passion to end PKD. Join your

local or virtual PKD Chapter.

Blood Pressure Check7

March 7Blood Pressure Check

High blood pressure is a common symptom of PKD. Go to your local drug store and get your blood pressure checked today. A

typical reading is about 110/70 to 130/80.


March 8Advocacy

Our PKD advocates are on Capitol Hill today meeting with members of Congress to raise awareness of PKD and discuss our

legislative priorities for the year. You, too, can be an advocate for PKD patients. Contact your representative today.

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March 9

Share this video to help raise awareness of ARPKD, a rare

form of PKD that affects 1 in 20,000 children.


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March 10End PKD V-Neck

Wear your PKD apparel for World Kidney Day!

Doctor appointment11

March 11Doctor appointment

Has it been a while since you had a check-up with your physician or nephrologist? Make an appointment today!

Make a gift12

March 12Make a gift

Honor someone in your life who has been touched by PKD. Make a

tribute gift today.

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March 13

Did you know that you play a key role in the drug research and development process? Watch this video to learn how you can

participate in a clinical trial.

Donate Life14

March 14Donate Life

One organ donor can save up to eight lives. Register to become an organ donor




March 15Water Bottle

Water is one of the best things you can put into your body. It’s also very important for PKD patients. Challenge yourself to

only drink water today.

May not apply to dialysis patients. Make sure to consume the amount of fluids that your doctor and dietitian have



March 16

How well do you know your PKD facts? Take the PKD facts quiz.

PKD patient handbook17

March 17PKD patient handbook

Our PKD Patient Handbook is an education resource for those impacted by PKD. If you haven’t already, get your

copy of the handbook today.



March 18END PKD

Raise awareness of PKD by sharing this graphic on social

media. Use #PKDChallenge, #kidneymonth and #endPKD in your posts.


March 19Webinars

Watch one of our free education

webinars. We have a variety of webinars on PKD-related topics, including research, transplants, dialysis, nutrition trends

and much more!


for PKD20

March 20DIY for PKD

Neighborhood garage sale, lemonade stand, birthday party … you can do just about anything to raise dollars for PKD. Use your

creativity to fundraise your way for PKD research. Start a DIY for PKD fundraiser today.

Dream Catchers21

March 21Dream Catchers

There are millions of reasons to Walk for PKD. What’s yours? Share it using #WalkforPKD.


March 22 

It’s Teal Tuesday! Wear teal today and share your spirit to raise PKD awareness!

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March 23PKD kidney next to a 


The typical kidney is the size of a human fist. Polycystic kidneys can get as large as a football, weighing up to 30 pounds

each. Share this photo to help spread awareness of PKD.



March 24Organ donor

Organ donors truly save lives. If you have donated a kidney to a PKD patient, share your story with us.



March 25Family photo

It’s Family Photo Friday! Share a photo of you and your family wearing your PKD gear using #FPF.

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March 26PKD Connection

PKD can be a devastating disease, but we are strong and united in the fight to end it. Read stories about courage and hope on the PKD Connection blog. While you’re there, be sure to subscribe

for easy access to health tips, information about PKD and a chance to connect with others.

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March 27Kidney-Healthy Recipe

What’s cookin’!? Make a kidney-healthy recipe today and share a photo of your meal with us!


March 28Caregivers

Let’s hear it for caregivers! Give a shout out to a caregiver in your life.

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March 29Caffeine free

Caffeine may promote cyst growth in patients with PKD. Challenge yourself to go caffeine-free today.

PKD fighter30

March 30PKD fighter

Use #PKDfighter and share a photo of

someone who inspires you in the fight to end PKD.

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March 3131 days of PKD challenges

You did it! You completed the 31 Days of PKD Challenges. Update your status on Facebook and Twitter to let your friends and followers know that you took the

challenge. Thanks for helping us raise awareness of PKD!