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News and Information News and Information

PKD Foundation News and Announcements

Michael PsilakisFood Network's One-on-One Interview with Chopped All-Stars Part 3 Winner, Chef Michael Psilakis

May 13, 2015

Chef Michael Psilakis won part 3 of the Chopped All-StarsTournament and will be in the finale with the chance to win $75,000 for his charity of choice, the PKD Foundation. Food Network did an exclusive one-on-one interview with chef Michael after his big win about being on the show and why he's competing for the PKD Foundation.

Read the exclusive Food Network interview with Chef Michael Psilakis

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A note from your Chapter Coordinator:

The San Francisco Chapter rounded out 2014 with our 6th annual PKD Event at Kiehl’s in Berkeley. It was a lot of fun and a fundraising success bringing in more than $1,500 to support the mission of the PKD Foundation. We appreciate the efforts of Kim Kupferer in organizing the event and to Kiehl’s Berkeley store manager Maria Shalita for her ongoing support to our chapter.

Our focus is always PKD patients and their friends and families.  We hope the information provided here and on our website is helpful to you as you manage living with PKD.  Our Chapter is here for you so please contact us anytime at

About 50 people turned out for our educational meeting at UCSF on Jan. 24. We were excited to learn about the opening of the new PKD Comprehensive Care Clinic at UCSF. Our featured speaker was Dr. Meyeon Park, head of the clinic.

It is not too early to be thinking about the 2015 Walk for PKD!  Our walk will take place at Mission Bay Park in October! We are looking for sponsors so please contact us at with your ideas. There are lots of opportunities to be involved in the Walk!

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Bay Area musician receives a kidney transplant.

Sarah and Jesse Brewster gave each other their hearts quite a few years ago and now, right after Valentine's Day, Sarah is also giving her husband one of her kidneys. Watch a video of their story.


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Calendar Local Events and Meetings

Meeting Chapter Meetings

Chapter Education Meeting

Saturday, June 6, 2015

10 a.m to noon



10 a.m. to noon - Educational Presentation and discussion
noon to 1 p.m. - San Francisco PKD Walk Planning Meeting

Sports Basement - Grotto Room
1590 Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Eating the right food can be challenging for PKD patients. Please join us at our chapter meeting on June 6th for a talk by Dionne Detraz, a Registered Dietitian at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. It will be an opportunity to ask questions about nutrition from an expert as well as to meet friends in the PKD community and share experiences.
If you have any questions about our support meetings or are interested in attending please email our Volunteer Chapter Coordinators, Lynn & Susan at

Meeting Chapter Support Meeting

Coffee, Tea and PKD

Thursday, June 18
6:30 to 8 p.m.


2128 Oxford Street
Berkely, CA 94704


Come join us for a relaxed cup of coffee and meet friends in the PKD community.  These support meetings are planned bi-monthly and provide great opportunity to meet others and share experiences. If you have any questions about our upcoming support meeting or are interested in attending the event please email our Volunteer Chapter Coordinators, Lynn and Susan, at

Kiehl's Berkeley Shopping Night

Thank you to the San Francisco Chapter members, Kiehl's Berkeley and many 4th Street Merchants for making the 6th annual Kiehl's shopping night a success. Guests enjoyed a raffle, holiday shopping, a lovely spread and socializing - all for PKD. More than $1,500 was raised to support the mission of the PKD Foundation.

San Francisco Walk for PKD


Walk for PKD Save the Date

    September 26, 2015

     Mission Creek Park


    Registration Opens

          June 2015 

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