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!
Join us for the Walk for PKD on 9/07/2013. Registration is now open at walkforpkd.org/iowa. There are also many great ways to help support the event as a volunteer including: day-of-event support, securing an in-kind donation, connecting us with a potential sponsor, communicating with participants, distributing promotional materials, serving on the planning committee and more. If you would like to volunteer please email us at email@example.com.
Understanding Your Lab Results
April 10, 2013
Terry Watnick, M.D.
Find out what lab tests are important to kidney patients, what constitutes normal and when your health team needs to take action.