Welcome to the

Charlotte

community

With the help of our communities 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.

Charlotte
Walk for PKD

Saturday, October 1

Park Road Park

Registration/site opens: 9:45 a.m.

We are excited to return to in-person events this fall, where you will be part of the largest gathering of the PKD community.
Sign up today and bring treatments to patients faster with 100% of each donation funding life-saving research at walkforpkd.org/charlotte.

If you have questions, email us at charlottewalk@pkdcure.org.

The PKD Connect Conference (PKDCON) is an annual event that brings together every part of the PKD community—from patients and caregivers to researchers and physicians—to provide education, research updates, resources, and networking opportunities.

Session recordings from our 2022 event will be available in our Resource Library soon!

 

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.

Karen Allen

PKD Connect Ambassador

Karen Allen is a native of Kettering Ohio but has called Charlotte home since 1996.  She has been working in the financial industry for 19 years. Karen enjoys traveling, hiking, tennis and golf in her free time. With the support of her husband Jeff and daughter Rachel, she excited to volunteer for the PKD Foundation and cultivate the PKD community in the Charlotte region.

Page last updated March 2022

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