In two weeks, members of the PKD community will unite for a 10-day virtual Walk for PKD. Months of planning, fundraising, and organizing will culminate in the nation’s largest public awareness event for PKD. During the 10 day event, we’ll bring awareness to PKD, raise funds for PKD research, and come together as a community united by one goal—ending PKD. Here’s a deeper dive into the 10 Days. One Goal. Walk for PKD event.
Staying engaged during the 10-day Walk for PKD
In our virtual environment, spreading awareness via social media will be key. Whether it’s sharing your fundraising page on Facebook or posting a video on Instagram, you can spread PKD awareness without being in-person. Throughout the week, we’ll be celebrating fundraising successes and sharing creative ways to raise awareness on our Facebook event page.
We’ll also be posting videos updating you on the event and sharing messages from our community.
As you make your own posts, don’t forget to use the hashtags #WalkforPKD and #endPKD.
The sky’s the limit when it comes to how you spread awareness of the Walk for PKD!
- Post how many steps you’ve taken during the 10-day Walk.
- Chalk your driveway with an “end PKD” or Walk for PKD message.
- Hang a Walk for PKD sign in your front yard or window (“I Walk for” template available here).
- Make Walk for PKD themed face masks or team shirts.
Mastering fundraising for the virtual Walk
On September 4, PKD Awareness Day, we officially kicked off fundraising for the 10 Days. One Goal. Walk for PKD. We’re well on our way to our $2 million goal, but we need you to help us cross the finish line. Your support during the 10 day event could mean new treatments and therapies for the PKD community.
Remember, 100% of Walk donations go to funding critical PKD research.
Not sure where to start when it comes to fundraising? We’ve got you covered. At walkforpkd.org, you’ll find tips, videos, and our social media toolkit. These resources will help you learn how to fundraise in a digital environment.
The 10 Days. One Goal. Walk for PKD is certainly off to a great start, but it’ll take the support of each and every member of the PKD community to make this Walk a success. With your help, we can make this year our best year yet.
There’s still time to register
Bringing our community together is an important part of our work as a foundation, and this year’s no different. By joining us for the 10 Days. One Goal. Walk for PKD, you become a part of a passionate, inspired community. To find a virtual Walk event near you, visit walkforpkd.org and register today. Let’s get ready to walk!