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North Texas


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.

Get Involved with
Walk for PKD

We are in search of a key volunteer to lead efforts for the North Texas Walk for PKD. This volunteer leader role is currently vacant and the continued success of the North Texas Walk for PKD relies on leadership in this role and in your area. If you are interested in this opportunity to volunteer and further our shared vision to #endPKD, please reach out. 

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

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Registration for PKD Connect Conference (PKDCON) is open!

PKDCON brings together every part of the PKD community to provide education, research updates, resources, and networking opportunities. In-person and virtual options are available. Learn more and register today.

PKD Foundation Centers of Excellence badge in PKD Foundation purpleThe PKD Foundation is excited to announce Centers of Excellence. If you are looking for the right healthcare providers to help you manage living with PKD, visit our Centers of Excellence page to learn more about this program and to find a Center of Excellence or a Partner Clinic.

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.

Betsy Cook

PKD Connect Ambassador


I’m a PKD Connect Ambassador for the North Texas Community which includes DFW and beyond. I am a long time volunteer and leader in the North Texas and Houston communities. I have a long family history of PKD and was transplanted in 2011 before needing dialysis. I would like to help others in our journey to #ENDPKD. By volunteering, I am able to build valuable connections with other families that have PKD as well as learn about important research. This is one of the most rewarding experiences I have had and I encourage you to join me as we unite to fight PKD!

Carolyn Morris

PKD Connect Ambassador

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 Volunteer for the North Texas Community since 2004. The Community holds various fund raising events and the signature North Texas Walk event each fall. I encourage you to reach out and get involved with the local community.

Page last updated December 2022

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