News and Information
Your local PKD Central Ohio Chapter is currently seeking a volunteer Walk Coordinator.
The Walk Coordinator will be responsible for organizing logistics for the Walk, recruiting volunteers, securing sponsorships, recruiting and encouraging team captains and participants, promoting the Walk within the community, and helping raise awareness of PKD and the Foundation. This position requires about 2 to 3 hours a week and more time as we approach the event date.
As a local Coordinator, you will be one of the first to hear about mission critical updates when you join a network of over 50 coordinators across the nation. The Foundation will provide you with support tools and an invitation to attend our annual Leadership Conference training in Kansas City February 21-23. If you have time and talents to donate to PKD patients in your area, we would welcome the opportunity to speak with you further.
Please contact Sue Full at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in the Central Ohio Walk Coordinator position.
VIDEO: Ohio PKD Advocacy
July 11 - 15, 2014
The Transplant Games of America is a multi-sport festival event for individuals that have undergone life-saving transplant surgeries. The games are more than an athletic event! They highlight the importance of organ donation and celebrate the lives of organ donors and recipients. For more information about the 2014 Transplant Games of America and to register to participate, visit www.transplantgamesofamerica.org.
The PKD Foundation plans to attend the 2014 games to celebrate with PKD patients that have received a kidney transplant, living kidney donors and their families. If you plan to participate, please take our brief survey!
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.
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
The Central Ohio Chapter does not have any local meetings scheduled at this time but we do want to hear from you. If you would like to connect with our Volunteer Chapter Coordinator, please email us at email@example.com.
Check back for meeting updates!
Central Ohio Walk for PKD
Sunday, September 27
For more information, click here!
May 19, 2014
Presented by Howard R. Winokuer, Ph.D.
Dealing with the reality of PKD is a very difficult situation. It is challenging to know how to talk to your children, even young adults, about PKD. As a result of attending this webinar, you will understand how to talk with your teen or young adult about PKD. Our presenter for this webinar is Howard R. Winokuer, Ph.D. Fran Towey, Jr., and his daughter Katie will also join us to share their story of being diagnosed with PKD as a teen.
PKD Discussion forums provide a place for patients, family and friends to make connections, ask questions and share stories and experiences.