News and Information
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.
Shop with AmazonSmile this holiday season to benefit the PKD Foundation. When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the PKD Foundation. Learn more and start your shopping at smile.amazon.com.
Local Events and Meetings
Come join us! 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. Check back for updates and upcoming meetings and locations. If you would like to connect with our Volunteer Chapter Coordinator, please email Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Education Seminar - Let's Talk About PKD
Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Join the Chicago Chapter for their Education Seminar where they'll cover the early signs and symptoms of PKD, and the basics of kidney transplants with Q & A to follow.
University of Chicago Hospital - Wyler Pavilion Entrance (Room H-103)
5837 S. Maryland Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
Bharathi Reddy, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, DaVita Kenwood Dialysis Unit
Anne O'Boye MSN, RN
Pre-Kidney Transplant Coordinator
Both valet and garage parking are available. Valet parking is $10 for guests parking under six hours. It will be available until 1:00 p.m. at the Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (DCAM). After 1:00 p.m., car keys can be picked up at the parking office near the garage. Garage parking is $13 for guests parking up to three hours and $18 for guests parking up to 6 hours.
If you have topics or questions that you would like us to address during the seminar, please email the Chicago Chapter Volunteer Coordinators at email@example.com. We will try to accommodate your request.
Northern Indiana Walk for PKD
The Northern Indiana Chapter wants to thank you for joining us at our Walk for PKD. We had a very successful day and appreciate all of those that donated or came out to the walk. Registration for the event is now closed, but donations are still being accepted through December 31.
Plan your own Event!
All of the events that take place in the Northern Indiana PKD Foundation Chapter, large or small, happen because someone decided to organize them. We often receive checks from people who have put together a craft fair, bake sale, gotten their business to sponsor a casual day or any of a dozen other things. You can send your money earned to the PKD Foundation immediately (no need to hold it) and it will be deposited right away for you. Just let us know if you need help with any of this.
There are also people who have decided they have the time and energy to put on a major event or who are connected to a church or school group who help them put on a major event. Many other charities are starting to connect with sororities, fraternities, or other social organizations to put on an annual event and you can too!
If you have an idea for an event that you would like to put together, or if you have a business, church or community group that may like to get involved, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll help you get the ball rolling.
Next Free Webinar
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.
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