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Twin Cities


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.

Twin Cities
Walk for PKD

Saturday, September 23

Normandale Bandshell

Registration/site opens: 8:30 a.m.

Join us this fall and be a 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

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



Registration for the 2023 Walk for PKD is now open! Gather with thousands across America at your local Walk for PKD.  A cure is our finish line!

There’s a new way ADPKD Registry participants can step up to provide hope today, and for future generations. The nation’s first dedicated ADPKD Registry is now also one of the first patient registries of any kind to integrate patient-provided health records. Share your health records through your provider’s online portal with a few simple steps on the ADPKD Registry. 

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.

Kevin O'Connor

Kevin O'Connor

Walk for PKD Ambassador




Patty Kelley

Patty Kelley


Patty Kelley is the Connect Ambassador for the Twin Cities PKD chapter. She inherited Polycystic Kidney Disease from her mother and has many siblings, aunts, uncles who also had PKD. She believes in the mission of the PKD Foundation because she has observed the impact on care and treatment, brought by research, over the generations of her family. She had a renal transplant in October 2019 with a living donor kidney at the Mayo Clinic.

Patty is a retired Registered Nurse. She has been married 42 years and she and Jim have no children.



Page last updated July 2023