News and Information
Your local PKD Syracuse Chapter is currently seeking a volunteer Chapter Co-Coordinator and a volunteer Walk Co-Coordinator.
- The Chapter Co-Coordinator will work with the Chapter Coordinator to represent the PKD Foundation in the local community and act as a liaison between the Foundation and local constituents. This volunteer position focuses on education, fundraising and support and requires about one hour a week.
- The Walk Co-Coordinator will work with the Walk Coordinator to organize logistics for the Walk, recruit volunteers, secure sponsorships, and encourage team captains and participants. Responsibilities also include promoting the walk within the community, and raising awareness of PKD and the Foundation. This position requires about one hour a week with more time needed as you approach your Walk event date.
As a local Coordinator, you will be one of the first to hear about mission critical updates when you join a network of more than 100 coordinators across the nation. We have many online support tools and resources and offer in person leadership training in Kansas City in February. The Foundation covers your airfare and most meals for the weekend. It is a great time to meet and connect with other volunteer leaders across the county.
Please contact Cindy LeBlanc, Chapter Relations Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org for the Chapter Co-Coordinator position or Sue Full, Walk for PKD Manager at email@example.com for the Walk Co-Coordinator position.
Sunday, November 2, 2014
Are you a runner? Is someone you know a runner?
We are looking to fill the last few spots in the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon within the next three weeks! Click here to view the participation opitons. Register today to secure your spot in this bucket list race.
Most importantly, you will run with the satisfaction of knowing that you’re part of the fight against polycystic kidney disease through your fundraising commitment.
Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816.268.8469.
Registration for fall Walks is now open. With more than 50 Walks across the country and the Virtual Walk, we can all unite to fight PKD.
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!
Local Events and Meetings
The Syracuse Chapter does not have any local meetings scheduled at this time but we do want to hear from you. If you would like to connect with our Volunteer Chapter Coordinator, please email us at email@example.com.
Check back for meeting updates!
Syracuse Walk for PKD
The Syracuse 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.
Next Free Webinar
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.
PKD Discussion forums provide a place for patients, family and friends to make connections, ask questions and share stories and experiences.