New York City ChapterConnect. Support. Educate.

With the help of PKD Foundation Chapters in cities across the country and beyond, the PKD Foundation provides a forum for patients who want to join in the fight to find a treatment and cure for PKD. Just contact us at newyorkcitychapter@pkdcure.org to find out how you can make a difference in the lives of thousands in the U.S. and millions worldwide.

 

 

News and Information News and Information

A Message From Your Chapter Coordinator

Hello everyone and welcome to the NYC Chapter webpage. My name is Sarah Giller and I’m so excited to have this opportunity to be the new Chapter Coordinator.

I didn’t have a clue about PKD when I was diagnosed about 20 years ago. It was quite a shock to everyone in my family. The disease progressed rapidly until the only options were either dialysis or a transplant. I have an extraordinarily wonderful and generous sister and she donated a kidney to me in 2007. It was truly a gift of life.

I turned to the PKD Foundation soon after my diagnosis mostly for information and to understand exactly what PKD is and how it would affect both me and my family. Then it became my support system. I met people and learned about what having a chronic disease was like and how I could live a full life in spite of it.

That’s what I hope  this Chapter will continue to be – a place of information and support, a place where we help each other and our families to cope with PKD and where we work together towards what we all want – a cure for PKD.

However you want to participate and whatever the level of your involvement we welcome you to join us towards this goal.


 

 

Sunday, November 2, 2014

 

Are you a runner? Is someone you know a runner? Want a chance to run in a premier marathon?

We are looking to fill the last few spots in the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon within the next three weeks! Click here to view the participation options. Register today to secure your spot in this bucket list race. Hurry, before they are gone!

Most importantly, you will run with the satisfaction of knowing that you’re part of the fight against polycystic kidney disease through your fundraising commitment.

Run for PKD

 

 

Questions? Contact us at runforpkd@pkdcure.org or 816.268.8469.

 

 


 

Walk for PKD 2014Walk Season is Here!

Registration for fall Walks is now open. With more than 50 Walks across the country and the Virtual Walk, we can all unite to fight PKD.

Find Your Walk and Register Now!

 


Transplant Games of AmericaTransplant Games of America

 

We had an amazing time at the Transplant Games of America!  Thank you to everyone that stopped by our booth and shared your transplant story with us.  Congratulations to everyone that participated in the games!

View Slideshow!

 

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Calendar Local Events and Meetings

 

Education Seminar - Managing Your Life with PKD

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Mount Sinai - Phillips Ambulatory Care Center
10 Union Square E.
New York, NY 10012

Speakers
Irina Barash, MD
Jennifer Egert, PhD
Dennis Finkielstein, MD
Kim Valenza, RE, CDE, CDN
Ariella Tomback, LMSW

Topics
Cardiovascular Health in Polycystic and Chronic Kidney Disease
Nutrition Recommendations for Patients with Polycystic and Chronic Kidney Disease
PKD Clinical Research Updates
Navigating Dialysis and Transplant  
Managing Stress and Chronic Disease                            

 

 

Register

 

If you have questions, need directions or would like to connect with our Volunteer Chapter Coordinator, please email Sarah at newyorkcitychapter@pkdcure.org

 


New York City Walk for PKD

Sunday, October 25
Clinton Cove Park

For more information, click here!

Register Today

 

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Resources Resources

Next Free Webinar

Holiday EatingHoliday Eating

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. CDT

Presented by: Jacob Taylor, Clinical Dietician at Children's Mercy Hospital

The holiday season is fast approaching, which means lots of family get-togethers, dinners and company parties. With food being a primary focus during these social gatherings, it can be a challenge for people with kidney disease to stick with their kidney-friendly diet. Join us for this webinar to learn how to maintain your kidney diet, while still enjoying the most delicious time of the year. Jacob Taylor will also discuss his PKD Diet Study.

Register Today!


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Discussion Forums

PKD Discussion ForumsPKD Discussion forums provide a place for patients, family and friends to make connections, ask questions and share stories and experiences.

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