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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.
Read more about Chef Michael Psilakis
Local Events and Meetings
At our meetings, you will find a great group of caring, supportive people who all have been touched by PKD in some way and who are willing to share their knowledge of the disease. We also host guest speakers and leaders in the field of PKD that help us continue our ongoing educational awareness program.
In order to best meet the needs of our members who hail from Suffolk, Nassau and Queens, we alternate where our meetings are held between an eastern and western location.
Waldbaum's Dialysis Center
100 Community Drive
Great Neck, NY
Meetings held in Nassau County are in the 2nd floor conference room of the Waldbaum's Dialysis Center. It is located just north of North Shore Hospital off Community Drive. (The address is 100 Community Drive, Great Neck, NY).
Take the Long Island Expressway to the Lakeville Road/Community Drive exit. Turn onto Community Drive, proceed north past the hospital to the Lake Success Business Park. It will be on your left about 1/4 mile past the hospital. Turn left into the Business Park and proceed up the hill. The Dialysis Center will be right in front of you - park where there is an open space.
The Sachem Public Library
150 Holbrook Road
The Sachem Public Library is located at 150 Holbrook Road in Holbrook, New York. The library building is approximately half way between the Long Island Expressway and Portion Road on the west side of Holbrook Road across from the Nokomis Elementary School.
Getting to the library from the L.I.E. west of exit 61: Take Exit 61 off the Expresway and take a left (to go north) on Holbrook Road at the second traffic light on the Service Road. The library is appoximately 1/2 mile north of the L.I.E. on the left side of Holbrook Road across from the Nokomis Elementary School.
Getting to the library from the L.I.E. east of exit 62: Take Exit 62 off the Expressway and stay on the service road until the first traffic light after you pass the Symbol Technologies building. Take a right on Holbrook Road (to go north) at the traffic light. The library is approximately 1/2 mile north of the L.I.E. on the left side of Holbrook Road across from the Norkomis Elementary School.
If you have any questions concerning support meetings, please email our Volunteer Chapter Coordinator, Gillian, at email@example.com.
Sunday, November 1, 2015
Take on the Big Apple and run for PKD in the 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon to bring hope to those affected by polycystic kidney disease. The PKD Foundation is leading the fight to find treatments and a cure for millions of people worldwide who suffer from polycystic kidney disease.
For more information or to express your interest in the team, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Long Island Walk for PKD
Save the Date
September 19, 2015
Holtsville Ecology Park
June 1, 2015
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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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