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PKD Foundation News and Announcements
March 17, 2015
Saintsation Kriste was a guest speaker at the Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Foundation's Leadership Conference in Kansas City, Mo., from Feb. 20-22. There were more than 100 people in attendance; two representatives from each state and some representatives from Canada. Attendees were chapter coordinators and leaders across the country with goals of updating each other on ongoing kidney research and continuing to raise awareness of PKD.
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Go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com and sign up with your Kroger Plus card to have Kroger donate money to "Central Ohio Chapter PKD Foundation". It is very easy and costs you nothing. Simply follow the step by step instructions when registering online.
- Sign up at www.krogercommunityrewards.com with your Kroger card
- When it prompts you to enter a non-profit, choose 'PKD Foundation - Central Ohio Chapter' or just enter our organization number: 81918
- Start shopping!
Whenever you use your Kroger Plus Card, Kroger donates money to our local chapter. If you have participated previously, you will need to re-enroll for 2012/2013 fiscal year.
Local Events and Meetings
Chapter meetings are another opportunity for you to have your questions and concerns about PKD addressed. We will do our best to provide you with answers or direct you to someone that can assist you. Everyone is welcome!
Although the Central Ohio Chapter does not have any meetings planned at this time, we would still love to hear from you! If you have any questions concerning support meetings, please email our Volunteer Chapter Coordinator, Mara, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check back for meeting updates!
Central Ohio Walk for PKD
The Central Ohio Chapter wants to thank everyone for participating and fundraising for the 2014 Walk for PKD. We had a very successful day and appreciate all of the support. We look forward to seeing you this fall at the 2015 Central Ohio Walk for PKD!
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Latest Free Webinar
Presented by Lawrence Grunfeld, M.D., clinical associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and co-director of Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis, known as PGD, is a screening test used to determine if genetic or chromosomal disorders are present in embryos produced through in vitro fertilization (IVF).
In this webinar, Lawrence Grundfeld, M.D. speaks and answers questions about PGD as it relates to PKD. He is also joined by two families who have chosen to use PGD in family planning.
PKD Discussion forums provide a place for patients, family and friends to make connections, ask questions and share stories and experiences.