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.
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:
My life experience with Polycystic Kidney Disease in my family has motivated me to volunteer and be committed to helping others facing the challenges of PKD. I talk to many people impacted by the disease, hear their story, see their tears, and try to provide support. We are so fortunate now there is the PKD Foundation to lead the charge in focusing on research to find a treatment for this disease. Technological advances and the internet provide information and connectivity for those searching for information about PKD.
I have been a Chapter Coordinator for the North Texas Chapter since 2004. The Chapter holds various fund raising events and the signature North Texas Walk/5K Run the Square event each fall. I encourage you to reach out and get involved with the local chapter.