Welcome to the PKD Foundation’s New Orleans Chapter Website!
Walk Coordinator Needed
The New Orleans Chapter is currently seeking a volunteer Walk Coordinator. This is a vital leadership role for the PKD Foundation and the New Orleans Chapter. The Foundation will provide you with support tools, including an invitation to attend our annual leadership training conference.
As a local Walk Coordinator, you will be responsible for:
- organizing logistics for the Walk
- recruiting volunteers
- securing sponsorship
- recruiting and encouraging team captains and participants
- promoting the Walk within the community, and helping raise awareness of PKD and the Foundation.
This event is a great opportunity for collaborative team planning. This role needs an average of 2-3 hours per week, with additional time commitments at key planning stages. If you are interested in sharing your talents with PKD patients, we would enjoy talking with you about this position. Please contact Cindy Wissinger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are happy to finally have a PKD Chapter in the New Orleans area. For more information on how you can get involved, please contact us at email@example.com.
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.
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The New Orleans 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 the New Orleans Chapter, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The New Orleans Walk for PKD will take place in Spring 2014. Registration and event details will be available soon. There are many great ways to help support the Walk 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 NewOrleansWalk@pkdcure.org.
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.