News and Information
North Texas Walk for PKD
The North Texas Chapter wants to thank everyone for participating and fundraising for the 2014 Walk for PKD. We had a very successful day and appreciate all of the support. We look forward to seeing you this fall at the 2015 North Texas Walk for PKD!
Click here for some great memories from our 2014 North Texas Walk for PKD!
PKD Foundation News and Announcements
We are excited to announce our new Chief Scientific Officer (CSO), who will be joining the PKD Foundation on Feb. 9. David Baron, Ph.D., will be leading the Foundation's work in research toward finding treatments and a cure. Baron's background in biomedical sciences and drug development will keep us moving forward with progress in research.
Kroger Neighbor to Neighbor Donation Program - Benefit to the PKD Foundation
Did you know that every time you shop for groceries, you could be raising money to support PKD Research? YES you can! Every time you shop at a Kroger, you can help the PKD Foundation earn a piece of $1,000,000.00. Setting this up is easy. Click here to print a copy of the Kroger letter and learn how you can earn money towards a cure for PKD!
Raising funds for the PKD Foundation is as easy as a trip to the grocery store! Enroll in two local programs who donate a percentage of your sales to fund important research.
Tom Thumb Good Neighbor Program
Every time you shop at Tom Thumb and use your Reward Card, Tom Thumb will donate a percentage of what you spend to the PKD Foundation. You can earn more research money to help treat or cure PKD without doing anything except buying groceries.
Registration is easy! Simply enroll for a Reward Card at the store's customer service desk and ask to have the PKD Foundation (number 6595) linked to your Reward Card. You can also complete this form and turn it in at the Customer Service desk. Each time you shop and use your Reward Card, Tom Thumb will donate 1% of your purchase to the PKD Foundation.
Kroger Neighbor to Neighbor Donation Program
Raise funds for the PKD Foundation through the new Kroger Community Rewards Program!
It's easier than ever to turn your family's food purchases into funds that support the mission of the Foundation. Simply register your Kroger Plus Card online, choose "PKD Foundation North Texas Chapter" #83213, and help end polycystic kidney disease each time you grocery shop. A total of 41 families raised $246.99 during the period of 6/01/14 thru 8/30/14 using the Kroger Community Rewards program! Get started today at www.krogercommunityrewards.com or click here for detailed registration instructions.
Local Events and Meetings
Gratitude: A Celebratory Benefit for the PKD Foundation Coming to Texas
The second annual Gratitude: A Celebratory Benefit for the PKD Foundation will be held in Dallas this February 28, 2015, to kick off National Kidney Month. The Gratitude Benefit honors those who have made a considerable impact on local PKD Foundation Chapters, as well as significantly advanced the work of the PKD Foundation through fundraising and philanthropy. The support of those being honored has allowed the Foundation to make significant strides in our fight to end PKD.
In addition to raising vital funds to support the work of the Foundation, this special event provides a unique opportunity to bring together PKD supporters from the South Central region (Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana), as well as leaders from across the country to build stronger relationships and resources for fighting PKD. Please save the date and plan to attend this special event, which includes a VIP reception and dinner. To learn more about the Gratitude Benefit and meet our 2015 Honorees, please visit pkdcure.org/gratitude.
Chapter meetings are another opportunity for you to have your questions and concerns about PKD addressed. We will do our best to provide you with answers or direct you to someone that can assist you. Everyone is welcome!
Although the Houston Chapter does not have any meetings planned at this time, we would still love to hear from you! If you have any questions concerning support meetings, please email our Volunteer Chapter Coordinator, Carolyn & Sally at email@example.com.
Check back for meeting updates!
Latest Free Webinar
Presented by Clifford Miles, M.D., UNOS Kidney Transplantation Committee Region 8 Representative; Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine; Transplant Nephrologist, University of Nebraska Medical Center
On Dec. 4, 2014, the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) and the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) implemented a new system for allocating deceased donor kidneys to those on the transplant waiting list. Questions have come in asking how the new Kidney Allocation System (KAS) will affect PKD patients. Join us for a conversation with Dr. Clifford Miles, UNOS Kidney Transplantation Committee Region 8 representative, where he answers your questions, both pre-submitted and submitted in real time, during the webinar.
PKD Discussion forums provide a place for patients, family and friends to make connections, ask questions and share stories and experiences.