Charlotte ChapterConnect. Support. Educate.

With the help of PKD Foundation Chapters in cities across the country and beyond, the PKD Foundation provides a forum for patients who want to join in the fight to find a treatment and cure for PKD. Just contact us at to find out how you can make a difference in the lives of thousands in the U.S. and millions worldwide.



 News and Information News and Information

Walk for PKD Walk Season is Here!



Join us for your local Walk for PKD and be the difference in 2015!


Register Today!


PKD Patient Handbook

June 2015

The newly updated PKD handbook is now available! The revised handbook has undergone extensive reviews and updating by PKD experts. Topics include PKD signs and symptoms, diet and nutrition, kidney failure, transplantation and more.

Download your digital copy today!

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 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 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!

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Calendar Local Events and Meetings

Meeting Chapter 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.

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 wish to share a thought, concern or idea to assist us in planning upcoming Meet & Greets, please feel free to send an email to the

Check back for dates and times!

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Charlotte Walk for PKD


Walk for PKD    

          November 7, 2015

                           Park Road Park 

                                     Registration is now open!

        To learn more about the Charlotte walk or to donate, click here

                                                Register Now!


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Resources Resources

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Next Webinar Wednesday

Webinar Wednesdays with CSO David Baron, Ph.D.A discussion about (pioglitazone) Actos as a potential therapy for PKD

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 12 - 1 p.m. CDT

PKD Foundation Chief Scientific Officer David Baron, Ph.D., will discuss the new study looking at (pioglitazone) Actos as a potential drug therapy for PKD. Guest speaker Bonnie Blazer-Yost, Ph.D., principal investigator for the study, will join the discussion.


Next National Webinar

Emotional toll of PKDThe emotional toll of PKD

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 7 - 8 p.m. CDT

Presented by: Margot Troutt-Keys, LCSW

Join us for a discussion about the emotional toll PKD takes on a person and their family. Learn tips for coping and get advice for staying positive in the face of health adversity.


Watch previous webinars here.


PKD Connection

Discussion Forums

PKD Discussion ForumsPKD Discussion forums provide a place for patients, family and friends to make connections, ask questions and share stories and experiences.

Join the Conversation

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Your Organization

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Phone: 800.443.9441 | Fax: 843.216.6100

©2015, PKD Foundation ·The PKD Foundation is a 501 (c)(3), 509 (a)(1) public charity.

©2015, PKD Foundation ·The PKD Foundation is a 501 (c)(3), 509 (a)(1) public charity.