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With the help of our Chapters in cities across the country and beyond, we provide a forum for patients who want to join in the fight to find treatments and cure for PKD. Connect with us to find out how you can make a difference in the lives of thousands in the U.S. and millions worldwide.


Walk for PKD 2020 Virtual

The Walk for PKD is going virtual!

This year, everyone can participate where and how they feel safest. 100% of each donation funds life-saving research. To be a part of the largest fundraiser for PKD:

  • Find your local walk and register at walkforpkd.org.
  • Invite your friends and family to donate to the Walk for PKD.
  • Engage with us during the "10 day. One goal.” event Oct. 9–18.
  • Share on social media why you walk for PKD. Use the #walkforpkd and #whywewalk hashtags.

Now, as always, the PKD Foundation is committed to our mission of giving hope, advocating for patients, and building a community for all impacted by PKD. We'll continue supporting our community by providing important resources and timely updates on social media. If you have questions or need help navigating this unprecedented health crisis, we are here for you. Email or call (844) PKD-HOPE.

If you’re looking for a shoulder to lean on or want to help others from the safety of your home, our Peer Mentor Program is a great resource:

  • Interested in connecting with a mentor? Please take a moment to fill out our mentee survey and our team will follow up with you via email or by phone.
  • Interested in becoming a peer mentor? Please complete our mentor application and a member of our staff will follow up with you by email or by phone.

Sharon Fritz

Chapter Cooridinator

I have been an active member of the Cincinnati/Dayton Chapter for approximately 10 years/ I have a strong belief that through collaboration, encouragement and education, we can support all those affected by this disease and raise the necessary funds to continue the fight for treatments and a cure through research! There is so much hope for the future!

Emily Cohen

Walk Coordinator

I have been a volunteer with the Foundation for as long as I can remember. My mom and several relatives had/have PKD. I love sharing my experience as a kidney donor to my sister, Este, last year. I’ve worked with many wonderful volunteers in the Dayton & Cincinnati area over the years and thought it was my turn to step up as coordinator. Let’s all spread awareness about this life-threatening disease and help raise funds for further research!