Welcome to the PKD Foundation’s Iowa Chapter Website!
Our chapter needs volunteers to help with our many events and initiatives. Opportunities are available in education, publicity, fundraising, and patient support.
Become a Volunteer!
Kathy's volunteer work recently has involved collecting in-kind donations, recruiting volunteers for Walk day, locating supplies and helping with the set-up and take-down on Walk day.
"It is rewarding to meet more people with PKD and know that my efforts may help their children or grandchildren. Working on projects with my family and other volunteers was also fun, even when we were painting signs in 90 degree temperatures with high humidity."
Kathy encourages others to get involved, "Remember that you can volunteer at your comfort level, you can do a little or a lot. Even taking on one item from the to-do list is very helpful. Volunteering adds to your personal growth and gives you a great deal of satisfaction."
Kathy Frits started volunteering with the Iowa Chapter in March 2007. Her original motivation to get involved with the Iowa Chapter was her grandson Andrew, now 2, as well as to support her daughter, then Iowa Chapter Coordinator, Becky Decker.
Unsure of how you can help? Let us know what you love to do an we will find the perfect fit for you. Kathy found her fit and so can you.
Learn More about PKD.
Don’t miss out on our series of quarterly webinars designed to provide education and information about various medical and lifestyle issues related to polycystic kidney disease.
Click here to visit our NEW learning center and to view our FREE educational webinars!
The Iowa Chapter does not have any 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.
Thank you to everyone that made the Iowa Walk for PKD a success. While the event is over, fundraising is still going strong with donations being accepted until December 31st. Let’s all continue to unite to fight PKD! Your involvement has made a difference for PKD patients and their families everywhere.
The Empowered PKD Patient: Proactive Strategies to Secure Your Best Life Possible
October 23, 2013
Presented by Risa Simon, CMC
If you've been told to "Do Nothing" until you "Get Sicker" — or simply sense yourself floating in a sea of uncertainty, then join this enlightening session and learn from author, mentor and preemptive transplant recipient, Risa Simon, as she reveals life-changing insights doctors rarely share with their patients. If you (or a loved one) are looking to avoid the need for dialysis, or fear the long wait for a kidney might squelch transplant opportunities, look no further.