Pittsburgh ChapterConnect. Support. Educate.

With the help of PKD Foundation Chapters in cities across the country and beyond, the PKD Foundation provides a forum for patients who want to join in the fight to find a treatment and cure for PKD. Just contact us at pittsburghchapter@pkdcure.org to find out how you can make a difference in the lives of thousands in the U.S. and millions worldwide.



News and Information News and Information


Transplant Games of AmericaTransplant Games of America


We had an amazing time at the Transplant Games of America!  Thank you to everyone that stopped by our booth and shared your transplant story with us.  Congratulations to everyone that participated in the games!


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Chapter members recently recorded an interview with radio DJ Sean McDowell to promote our walk and to help get the word out about PKD.  Dr. Kumar of Allegheny General Hospital's transplant program discussed the medical aspects of the disease and chapter members had an opportunity to share their stories. The interview will be broadcast on Sunday August 31 at 7 am on local radio stations WDVE, 3WS, and 104.7.  Pictured L-R, George Santel, Nancy Kaminski, Tom Kaminski, Dr.Kumar, Jean Bost and in front, Sean McDowell.   


Pittsburgh Chapter Volunteer Coordinator, Kristee Adams, will present information about PKD and PKD Foundation at the CNSW Conference on Sept. 12.  This presentation will provide CME credits for nephrology social workers attending the conference. The conference will be held at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center East.


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Calendar Local Events and Meetings

Meeting Chapter Support Meetings


Support Meeting & End of the Year Celebration!

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Hiland Church
845 Perry Highway
Pittsburgh, PA 15229

Join us as we encourage & support each other and celebrate the success of the Pittsburgh Walk for PKD!  Everyone is welcome!

Online registration is now closed however, please join us! If you have questions or would like to connect with our Volunteer Chapter Coordinator, please email Kristee at pittsburghchapter@pkdcure.org.

Pittsburgh Walk for PKD


The Pittsburgh 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.




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Resources Resources

Next Free Webinar

Holiday EatingHoliday Eating

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.

Register Today!


PKD Connection

Discussion Forums

PKD Discussion ForumsPKD Discussion forums provide a place for patients, family and friends to make connections, ask questions and share stories and experiences.

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