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PKD Foundation News and Announcements
April 22, 2015
Chef Michael Psilakis will be competing against fellow celebrity chefs on Food Network's fourth season of Chopped All-Stars. Michael's episode airs Tuesday, May 12 at 9 p.m. Central Time. If he advances and wins in the final competition round on May 26, Michael will donate $75,000 to the PKD Foundation, his charity of choice.
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A note from your Chapter Coordinator:
It’s a new year and a fresh start for the Phoenix Chapter! With a renewed vision and new leadership, we are planning to take this Chapter in fresh and exciting directions. As always, our focus is on PKD patients, their families and friends.
We are in the process of planning support group and educational meetings, so watch for details to follow! If you have ideas on speakers or subjects you want covered, please let us know.
It is not too early to be thinking about the 2015 Walk for PKD, to be held this fall to raise funds and awareness! Big changes here too! New location, new leadership team … we’re renewing and evolving! Stay tuned for the exact times and locations. Registration opens in June. Watch your email for details and a link to register.
We hope the information provided here is helpful to you as you manage living with PKD. Our Chapter is here for you so please contact us anytime at PhoenixChapter@pkdcure.org.
Local Events and Meetings
Chapter Awareness Event:
National Kidney Foundation of Arizona Kidney Walk
Sunday, April 19
8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
401 East Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
The Phoenix Chapter will be participating in the NKF Walk along with hosting an information table at the Walk!
If you have any questions about our upcoming meetings and events please email our Volunteer Chapter Coordinator at email@example.com.
Phoenix Walk for PKD
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On March 28, 2015, PKD Foundation Chapters were invited to participate in an exclusive, online educational conference! PKD experts from across the United States discussed topics that are important to PKD patients. This year's focus was complications associated with PKD including aneurysms, hypertension, cardiovascular issues, cardiac valve abnormalities and polycystic liver disease. Not everyone that has PKD will experience every complication associated with the disease however, understanding these issues will help you to be your best advocate when you visit your physicians.
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