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PKD Foundation News and Announcements
April 22, 2015
Chef Michael Psilakis will be competing against fellow celebrity chefs on Food Network's fourth season of Chopped All-Stars. Michael's episode airs Tuesday, May 12 at 9 p.m. Central Time. If he advances and wins in the final competition round on May 26, Michael will donate $75,000 to the PKD Foundation, his charity of choice.
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A Message From Your Chapter Coordinator
My name is Amy Boyd and I am the new Las Vegas Chapter Coordinator. I have been married to the most amazing man for over 17 years and we have been blessed with four beautiful children. PKD became a part of our lives on October 19, 2009 when our daughter was diagnosed. I know how overwhelming it can be when first diagnosed. The internet can be a scary place when you are seeking information, especially medical information. When I came across the PKD Foundation I felt I truly had a place to turn. Not only as a source of information, but for support as well. I am excited to be a part of the foundation. I want to spread the word about PKD and the need for research and funding.
Please join me in spreading the message. I would love your help in this fight.
Local Events and Meetings
The Las Vegas 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 Amy at email@example.com.
Las Vegas Walk for PKD
Thank you for joining us for the Las Vegas Walk for PKD!
The Walk may be over but fundraising for the Walk will remain open until June 30, 2015.
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Latest Free Webinar
On March 28, 2015, PKD Foundation Chapters were invited to participate in an exclusive, online educational conference! PKD experts from across the United States discussed topics that are important to PKD patients. This year's focus was complications associated with PKD including aneurysms, hypertension, cardiovascular issues, cardiac valve abnormalities and polycystic liver disease. Not everyone that has PKD will experience every complication associated with the disease however, understanding these issues will help you to be your best advocate when you visit your physicians.
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