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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.
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.
We are gearing up for a great 2015! 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 SanFranciscoChapter@pkdcure.org.
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, the exact date to be announced. We are looking for sponsors so please contact us at SanFranciscoWalk@pkdcure.org with your ideas. There are lots of opportunities to be involved in the Walk!
PKD Foundation News and Announcements
PKD Foundation Chapters are invited to participate in this exclusive, online educational conference! PKD experts from across the United States will discuss complications associated with PKD including aneurysms, hypertension, cardiovascular issues, cardiac valve abnormalities and polycystic liver disease. Click the image to learn more about the online education conference!
San Francisco Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Take a VIP running tour of the Golden Gate City at this year’s San Francisco Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon to bring hope to those affected by PKD. Click here for more information.
Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816.268.8469.
Local Events and Meetings
What's New in PKD: A Day of Learning
Saturday, March 28, 2015
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Sports Basement - Grotto Room
1590 Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
PKD Foundation Chapters are invited to participate in this exclusive, online educational conference! PKD experts from across the United States will discuss topics that are important to PKD patients.
If you have any questions about the event please email our Volunteer Chapter Coordinators, Lynn & Susan at email@example.com.
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
The San Francisco Chapter wants to thank everyone for participating and fundraising for the 2014 Walk for PKD. We had a very successful day and appreciate all of the support. We look forward to seeing you this fall at the 2015 San Francisco Walk for PKD!
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Presented by Clifford Miles, M.D., UNOS Kidney Transplantation Committee Region 8 Representative; Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine; Transplant Nephrologist, University of Nebraska Medical Center
On Dec. 4, 2014, the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) and the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) implemented a new system for allocating deceased donor kidneys to those on the transplant waiting list. Questions have come in asking how the new Kidney Allocation System (KAS) will affect PKD patients. Join us for a conversation with Dr. Clifford Miles, UNOS Kidney Transplantation Committee Region 8 representative, where he answers your questions, both pre-submitted and submitted in real time, during the webinar.
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