News and Information
Want to Make a Difference?
We are still looking for volunteers. We have had several new volunteers sign-up, which we are very excited about, but we can always use more. If you are interested, please come to our next meeting! We look forward to seeing you!
Registration for fall Walks is now open. With more than 50 Walks across the country and the Virtual Walk, we can all unite to fight PKD.
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Local Events and Meetings
We do not have any local meetings scheduled at this time but we do want to hear from you! If you have questions about our Chapter, email Tammie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Education Seminar - Let's Talk About PKD
Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Join the Chicago Chapter for their Education Seminar where they'll cover the early signs and symptoms of PKD, and the basics of kidney transplants with Q & A to follow.
University of Chicago Hospital - Wyler Pavilion Entrance (Room H-103)
5837 S. Maryland Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
Bharathi Reddy, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, DaVita Kenwood Dialysis Unit
Anne O'Boye MSN, RN
Pre-Kidney Transplant Coordinator
Both valet and garage parking are available. Valet parking is $10 for guests parking under six hours. It will be available until 1:00 p.m. at the Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (DCAM). After 1:00 p.m., car keys can be picked up at the parking office near the garage. Garage parking is $13 for guests parking up to three hours and $18 for guests parking up to 6 hours.
If you have topics or questions that you would like us to address during the seminar, please email the Chicago Chapter Volunteer Coordinators at email@example.com. We will try to accommodate your request.
Central Illinois Walk for PKD
The Central Illinois Chapter wants to thank you for joining us at our Walk for PKD. We had a very successful day and appreciate all of those that donated or came out to the walk. Registration for the event is now closed, but donations are still being accepted through December 31.
Next Free Webinar
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. CDT
Presented by: Jacob Taylor, Clinical Dietician at Children's Mercy Hospital
The holiday season is fast approaching, which means lots of family get-togethers, dinners and company parties. With food being a primary focus during these social gatherings, it can be a challenge for people with kidney disease to stick with their kidney-friendly diet. Join us for this webinar to learn how to maintain your kidney diet, while still enjoying the most delicious time of the year. Jacob Taylor will also discuss his PKD Diet Study.
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