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PKD Foundation News and Announcements
May 13, 2015
Chef Michael Psilakis won part 3 of the Chopped All-StarsTournament and will be in the finale with the chance to win $75,000 for his charity of choice, the PKD Foundation. Food Network did an exclusive one-on-one interview with chef Michael after his big win about being on the show and why he's competing for the PKD Foundation.
Read the exclusive Food Network interview with Chef Michael Psilakis
A note from your Chapter Coordinator:
Let’s make 2015 a great year for the Charlotte Chapter and let’s be there for each other as we fight this disease. From time to time we will send out a S.O.S. asking for your help on PKD topics. Please let us know if you can help!
We’ve recently added several new members to the Chapter. Each individual is in a different stage of their journey with PKD. Many have mentioned that they want to get involved in helping our Chapter grow, as well as helping the Foundation’s mission. New members and current members are encouraged to email us to suggest topics for discussions, awareness events and/or other items of interest. We need to share our DIY projects and success stories. Don’t be shy! Our goal is the same – fighting for the PKD community!
SAVE THE DATE: WALK FOR PKD. November 7, 2015, Park Road Park, Charlotte. Walk Coordinator, Bob August, has hit the grounding…walking (pun intended). He is looking for volunteers to help in securing sponsors, food, beverages and more. Contact Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org to offer your assistance. Please know YOU are in control of the time you commit to helping make this Walk a success.
Calling all marathoners! Please contact your Chapter Coordinator, JoAnn Villanueva, at email@example.com to discuss how to secure your spot in the half-marathons taking place throughout the U.S.A. This is a great fundraiser and the PKD Foundation is here to help!
Local Events and Meetings
Join us for our Chapter Meet & Greets. We will meet at Waterbean Coffee, 9705 Sam Furr Road, Suite A, Huntersville, NC 28078. Our chapter has many new members who want to connect with other PKD patients and PKD family members. Several of you have stated you want to “get more involved” with the Chapter. Current members are encouraged to join us as we move forward in building a strong Chapter. Everyone is encouraged to stop in, have a cup of coffee (decaf, of course), tea and/or a morning treat and share your thoughts, concerns and ideas.
Other Meet & Greet events will take place throughout the Charlotte area in the coming months. We encourage everyone to attend our first Meet & Greet to lay the ground work for the future. If you are unable to attend and you wish to share a thought, concern or idea, please feel free to send an email to the firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have questions about the event please email our Vounteer Chapter Coordinator, JoAnn at email@example.com.
Charlotte Walk for PKD
Save the Date
November 7, 2015
Park Road Park
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