Tidewater Chapter

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. There are jobs for everyone, big and small. Just contact us at tidewaterchapter@pkdcure.org to find out how you can make a difference in the lives of thousands in the U.S. and millions worldwide.

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Chapter Info Chapter Info

Welcome to the PKD Foundation’s Tidewater Chapter Website! 



The Tidewater Chapter has a new Facebook page! Check it out HERE!

If you missed our education day in August, you can read an article that our speaker, Dr. Thomas McCune based his presentation from. Dr. McCune is a nephrologist with Nephrology Associates of Tidewater specializing in PKD patients.  He was also our speaker at the 2011 Walk. You can click here to read his article.

Recent News Recent News



Better Together at the PKD National ConventionPKD National Convention: Better Together

 June 20–22, 2014

Kansas City, Mo.

This June, the PKD community will unite in Kansas City for three days of relationship building, education and fun. Join us as we hear from experts in the field, including Gregory G. Germino, M.D. of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) at the National Institutes of Health and leading ARPKD expert Lisa Guay-Woodford, M.D. Whether you are a PKD patient, caregiver or family member we know you will walk away from the Convention with new connections, friends and practical tips for managing your health or supporting a loved one.

 Visit pkdcure.org/convention to register and learn more.



PKD Awareness Article

The Virginia House and Senate passed a joint resolution recognizing PKD awareness and the Tidewater PKD Walk.  To read more, click on the link below. http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=121&typ=bil&val=sj72


Transplant Games of America


Transplant Games of America

Houston, Texas
July 11 - 15, 2014

The Transplant Games of America is a multi-sport festival event for individuals that have undergone life-saving transplant surgeries.  The games are more than an athletic event!  They highlight the importance of organ donation and celebrate the lives of organ donors and recipients.  For more information about the 2014 Transplant Games of America and to register to participate, visit www.transplantgamesofamerica.org.

The PKD Foundation plans to attend the 2014 games to celebrate with PKD patients that have received a kidney transplant, living kidney donors and their families.  If you plan to participate, please take our brief survey! 

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Meetings Meetings   


Support & Planning Meeting

Saturday, April 26
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Sentara Building
835 Glenrock Road
Norfolk, VA 23502

Come help us plan for the 2014 Walk and enjoy some socialization and support time.

You will have the option to call in using the conference number options below.  

  • (530)881-1212 (use this number if you have free long distance)
  • (855)212-0212 (toll free number, use if you do not have long distance minutes)

Enter this pin # 9988 once prompted.  

Local Events Local Events


Many Thanks from the Tidewater Chapter & Walk: 


  • Mollie is a finalist to be crowned as the Queen of the annual Urbanna, Virginia Oyster Festival.  All of the Queen candidates participate in community service projects, and Mollie selected the PKD Foundation as the beneficiary of her project to honor her grandfather, who is a PKD patient.  Mollie organized a Zumba marathon in July in Saluda, drawing Zumba enthusiasts from throughout the community, and many others who came to cheer them on.  She also obtained individual and corporate donations before, during, and after the event. Read this article from one of our local papers on Mollie that also references PKD and her grandfather’s experiences living with PKD. 




Mollie Ballantyne presenting check from Zumba Marathon fundraiser to Tidewater Chapter Coordinator, David Damiani.


  • Thank you to everyone that came to our breakfast sale event in August. We raised $160 that will be counted toward our Walk total!! 
  • We sold 33 Shop For A Cause passes and raised $165 toward our Walk total! Shop For A Cause allows participating charities to sell Macy's discount shopping passes for $5 (a Macy's-mandated price) and to retain all proceeds. Thank you everyone for your participation.  



Media Media

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WebinarStraight Talk - Patients Share Their Unique Experiences with Dialysis and Transplantation

March 27, 2014
Presented by PKD Patients

Do you have questions about renal replacement? Is your physician telling you it is time to prepare for dialysis or transplant? If you answer yes to these questions, our latest webinar will help you be your best advocate as you enter the conversation about renal replacement with your health care team.


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David Damiani
Volunteer Chapter Coordinator


For General Information
Call 800.PKD.CURE (753.2873)

PKD Foundation Staff

Cindy LeBlanc
Chapter Relations Manager

Nicole Harr
Education Manager

Sara Brown
Fundraising Events Manager

Sue Full
Walk for PKD Manager

Vehicle Donation

Donate Your Car In Support of the PKD Foundation

With just one phone call, you can turn your old vehicle into hope for treatments and a cure to end polycystic kidney disease. Save the time and hassle of selling your vehicle yourself and support the Foundation’s mission by calling 855.9PKD.CAR (855.9753.227). For more information, visit pkdcure.org/vehicle-donation.

You Shop, Amazon Gives 
Amazon.com just made it a lot easier for you to support your favorite charity. Now when you shop at AmazonSmile (a new version of the company’s website), Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the PKD Foundation. Select it as your charity of choice and support the Foundation’s mission to find treatments and a cure for PKD. Learn more at smile.amazon.com > 

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