Welcome to the

Pittsburgh

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.

Pittsburgh Community Meeting

Join us to hear updates from the Pittsburgh Chapter, share your PKD journey and hear from others within the community who understand what you’re experiencing.

Attend in person or virtually. 
Link to join by video conference provided at registration.  

Event Details:

Tuesday, July 12,  2022
6:30 – 8:30  p.m.

Hiland Church
845 Perry Highway
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Pittsburgh Community volunteers
on Pittsburgh Sunday Morning

Aaron Hassett, Lisa Heron, Cameron Guthrie and Dr. Kumar talk about PKD, promote the Walk and share their stories with Jonny Hartwell, on Pittsburgh Sunday Morning, 3WS Radio (WWSW-FM).

The 2022 Walk for PKD launches in May. Watch the Walk for PKD webpage for more updates. We look forward to you joining us for an exciting year of fundraising to support PKD research. A cure is our finish line!

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.

Kristee Adams

PKD Connect Ambassador

I joined the PKD Pittsburgh Chapter over 10 years ago after being diagnosed. With such a great group of people in the Chapter, taking on a leadership role was easy. While PKD impacts all of our lives, we work hard to hopefully lessen the impact on our children and grandchildren.

Nancy Kaminski

PKD Connect Ambassador

Three generations of my family have been affected by PKD and in 2013, I had a successful kidney transplant. I have been involved with the Pittsburgh Chapter for more than 10 years, and Walk Coordinator from 2009–2018. I have met so many people and made good friends through my association with the Foundation — it is a great source of networking and support for those with PKD!

Aaron Hassett

Walk for PKD Ambassador

Page last reviewed March 2022

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