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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.

Walk for PKD

Saturday, October 1

River Park

Registration/site opens: 8:30 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/nashville.

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

Get Involved

Are you interested in helping us grow the Nashville Community?

We are looking for volunteers to help us offer more opportunities in your local area. If you are interested in this opportunity to volunteer and further our shared vision to #endPKD, please complete our volunteer form and let us know how you would like to get involved. 

If you have questions, please email us at volunteers@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.

Virtual and free to attend this year, PKDCON 2022 will provide a rich educational experience, meaningful interactions with other participants, and engaging Q&A sessions with faculty.

Join us for our second virtual conference June 24 – 25.

Last year, 1,600 attendees from over 40 countries joined us for our two-day virtual event. Register today to learn alongside PKD community members just like you. Register now!

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 Ferington

pkd connect ambassador

After my sister received a kidney transplant and my daughter and I were diagnosed with PKD, I decided to get more involved with the PKD Foundation. I want to do all that I can to make others more aware of this disease and work together towards the goal of find a cure for PKD. Please join us in the Nashville Chapter. Together we can end PKD!

Maggie Grandon

Walk for PKD Ambassador

I began volunteering with the PKD Foundation in 2009 as the National Capital Walk Coordinator. In 2019, my partner and I moved to Nashville and I now serve as the Nashville Walk Co-Coordinator. PKD affects my immediate and extended family and I volunteer my time as a way to raise money to support research that will find a treatment to #endPKD!

Page last updated March 2022

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