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Walk Season is Here!
Join us for your local Walk for PKD and be the difference in 2015!
PKD Patient Handbook
The newly updated PKD handbook is now available! The revised handbook has undergone extensive reviews and updating by PKD experts. Topics include PKD signs and symptoms, diet and nutrition, kidney failure, transplantation and more.
Download your digital copy today!
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 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!
Phoenix Chapter Education Meeting
Saturday, Oct. 10
9 to 11 am
Topic: Smart Nutrition for Kidney Patients
Speaker: Dr. Jill Cole, Naturopathic Physician
Natural Partners, Inc.
2nd Floor Conference Room
8445 E. Hartford Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Plan to join the Phoenix Chapter for our next Chapter. We will have guest speaker Dr. Jill Cole speak on nutrition for your kidneys. We will also talk about the upcoming Phoenix Walk for PKD that is on Sunday, Oct. 18.
To learn more about Dr. Cole, click here.
Take 101 Pima/Princess Drive exit and head west. Hartford Drive is between Princess Drive and Bell Road, just off of North Perimeter Drive.
If you have any questions about this meeting, please email our Volunteer Chapter Coordinators, Terri and Monica at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phoenix Walk for PKD
October 18, 2015
Registration is now open!
To learn more about the Phoenix walk or to donate, click here.
Thank you Bank of Arizona!
Local volunteers accept generous donation from Bank of America.
In celebration of the Bank's 10th anniversary in Arizona, they donated $100 to the employee's charity of choice. Three employees picked the PKD Foundation as their charity, raising $300 to support the Phoenix Walk for PKD!
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Next Webinar Wednesday
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 12 - 1 p.m. CDT
PKD Foundation Chief Scientific Officer David Baron, Ph.D., will discuss the new study looking at (pioglitazone) Actos as a potential drug therapy for PKD. Guest speaker Bonnie Blazer-Yost, Ph.D., principal investigator for the study, will join the discussion.
Next National Webinar
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 7 - 8 p.m. CDT
Presented by: Margot Troutt-Keys, LCSW
Join us for a discussion about the emotional toll PKD takes on a person and their family. Learn tips for coping and get advice for staying positive in the face of health adversity.
Watch previous webinars here.
PKD Discussion forums provide a place for patients, family and friends to make connections, ask questions and share stories and experiences.