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
PKD Foundation Chapters are invited to participate in this exclusive, online educational conference! PKD experts from across the United States will discuss complications associated with PKD including aneurysms, hypertension, cardiovascular issues, cardiac valve abnormalities and polycystic liver disease. Click the image to learn more about the online education conference!
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
What's New in PKD: A Day of Learning
Saturday, March 28, 2015
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Methodist Dallas Medical Center - Service Building Room 202
1441 N. Beckley Ave.
Dallas, TX 75203
PKD Foundation Chapters are invited to participate in this exclusive, online educational conference! PKD experts from across the United States will discuss topics that are important to PKD patients. This year, we will be focusing on complications associated with PKD including aneurysms, hypertension, cardiovascular issues, cardiac valve abnormalities and polycystic liver disease.
Directions from I-30:
Exit Beckley and turn South (right) on Beckley
Turn Right (west) on Colorado Boulevard
Turn Right at Bishop into Methodist Medical Center
Take a quick left into parking lot
Entrance to Service Building is under Portico
Room 202 is just steps from Entrance
If you have questions about the event please email our Volunteer Chapter Coordinator at email@example.com.
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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.
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