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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.


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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:

Our 5th Annual Cocktails for a Cure was held on May 7. More than 100 people attended and raised $17,000! Thank you to everyone who supported the event and helped us honor Diane Newman Kahn for her volunteerism and support of the Hudson Valley Chapter. A special thank you to David Patterson and Jay Sweeney for performing at the event.

The 12th Annual Hudson Valley Walk for PKD will be held on Sunday, Sept. 20 at the Rockland Lake State Park in Valley Cottage, NY. We are excited to announce that the Walk will be a 5K, and is open to walkers and runners! The Walk for PKD is a family-friendly event for adults and children, with music, kid activities and lunch provided by NoCo Catering

On Walk day, kids can participate in the Penny Kids Dash – a short, fun run included as part of the day’s events. Participation in the Penny Kids Dash is open to all registered children 12 and under. The Penny Kids Dash is a great way for kids to feel more involved on the Walk/Run Day. Many kids have also used the Penny Kids Dash as a fun way to raise funds for the PKD Foundation, with activities such as collecting pennies and other coins, a lemonade stand, car wash or doing chores for donations.

Interested in getting involved with the Hudson Valley Chapter? Email for information on our next Chapter meeting. Whether you would like to volunteer, need support, or just want to chat, you are welcome to join any of our Chapter meetings. A conference call option is always available if you cannot attend in person.

 Chapter Resources

Are you in need of support or just looking to speak with another PKD patient, family member or caregiver? Sandy Grossman is our Support Leader and she will do her best to meet your needs and get you in touch with the right person. Contact Sandy at and let her know what you need!

Are you interested in PKD Advocacy? Concerned about PKD patients' needs being heard in Congress and the Senate? Please contact us for volunteer opportunities. 

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Calendar Local Events and Meetings

Meeting Hudson Valley Chapter Meet & Greets!

Would you like the opportunity to meet others with PKD, receive or give support, share experiences, or learn about which medical professionals in the community specialize in PKD? Would you like to see more events happening in your local county or community? Interested in getting more involved with your local chapter?

The local volunteers of the Hudson Valley Chapter meet about every month, and are available for support and to share their experiences about living with PKD. If you would like to speak with someone, or attend a chapter get together, please email

Would you like to get involved with planning events?

Please let us know if you would like to help plan an event in your area, whether it is an educational meeting or a fundraising event, or if you would like to get involved in planning the Walk for PKD or Cocktails for a Cure events. Email for more information.

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Hudson Valley Walk for PKD


Thank you to all who joined us for the 2015 Hudson Valley Walk for PKD!

We had a great time! Check out some of our favorite memories from Walk day here.  Check back soon for information on the 2016 Hudson Valley Walk for PKD.


Cocktails2016 Hudson Valley Cocktails for a Cure

May 12, 2016

6 to 10 p.m.


Vintage Lounge & Restaurant
171 Main Street
White Plains, NY 10601


Join us for our fifth annual Hudson Valley Cocktails for a Cure at Vintage Lounge & Restaurant! Come enjoy drinks, hor d'ouvres and live entertainment to raise funds for the PKD Foundation. For more information, please contact Darien DaCosta at For sponsorship information, click here or contact Darien DaCosta.

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Next Webinar Wednesday

Webinar Wednesdays with CSO David Baron, Ph.D.Journal article review on ARPKD research

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 12 - 1 p.m. CST

David will breakdown a published scientific journal article to explain it in simple, straightforward terms. He will discuss an article by K. J. Kelly, et al. in PLOS ONE titled: Improved structure and function in autosomal recessive polycystic rat kidneys with renal tubular cell therapy.


Latest National Webinar

Dr. David BaronThe sequence of drug development

Presented by: David Baron, Ph.D., PKD Foundation CSO

Why does a drug therapy take so long to find? Hear from PKD Foundation Chief Scientific Officer David Baron, Ph.D. as he uses his decades of experience in drug development to explain the process as it relates to PKD.

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Watch previous webinars here.


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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.

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