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PKD Foundation News and Announcements
March 17, 2015
Saintsation Kriste was a guest speaker at the Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Foundation's Leadership Conference in Kansas City, Mo., from Feb. 20-22. There were more than 100 people in attendance; two representatives from each state and some representatives from Canada. Attendees were chapter coordinators and leaders across the country with goals of updating each other on ongoing kidney research and continuing to raise awareness of PKD.
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A note from your Chapter Coordinator:
The St. Louis Chapter is gearing up for a wonderful 2015 and we want you to join us! We strive to provide helpful information as you manage living with PKD. Our Chapter is here for you so contact us anytime at email@example.com and visit our website for details of our meetings, fundraisers and virtual conference.
You are invited to our meeting on March 2 where you can meet others and get involved. We will discuss our Walk for PKD, memory board, fundraisers, and virtual conference.
Enjoy the Kidney Fight Trivia Night Fundraiser, May 16! Contact Kris Conant at 314-973-6597 to register. Entry fee is $140/table or $20 individually.
It isn’t too early to think about the 2015 Walk for PKD. Join us on Sunday, Sept.13 at Tower Grove Park. Registration opens in June. Watch your email for details and registration information.
Local Events and Meetings
Save the date!
Chapter Education Meeting:
Monday, April 13
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Exegy Inc. - Owen Ridge Campus
349 Marshall Ave
Webster Groves, MO 63119
Join us to hear our guest speaker, Nicole Harr, Chapter Education Manager from the PKD Foundation presentʺ 'I have PKD, Now What?' We will also discuss the Walk for PKD, Virtual Conference and fundraisers.
Closest intersection is S Brentwood Blvd & Marshall Ave
There are two entrances into Owen Ridge Campus. Please use the lower entrance which is midway down the hill. Drive straight back to the 2nd building on your right. Their will be a small PKD sign on the door. The building is a secure building. Text or call Jean Sommer, Volunteer St. Louis Chapter Coordinator, at 618-210-1901 to be let inside.
St. Louis Walk for PKD
Save the Date
September 13, 2015
Tower Grove Park
June 1, 2015
Save the Date: Kidney Fight Trivia Night
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Machinists' District 9 BuildingBridgeton, MO 63044
Individual Ticket: $20
Table of 8: $140
For questions, please call Kris Conant 314-973-6597.
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