Welcome to the PKD Foundation’s Tidewater Chapter Website!
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.
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
The Tidewater Chapter has a new Facebook page! Check it out HERE!
Learn More about PKD.
Don’t miss out on our series of quarterly webinars designed to provide education and information about various medical and lifestyle issues related to polycystic kidney disease.
Click here to visit our NEW learning center and to view our FREE educational webinars!
Chapter Committee & Support Meeting
Saturday, January 11, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Sentara Office Building
835 Glenrock Road
Norfolk, V A 23502
Join us for the opportunity for socialization, support, a 2013 year-end summary and planning for a great 2014! Come help us set the Walk date and location.
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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.
Thank you to everyone that made the Tidewater Walk for PKD a success. While the event is over, fundraising is still going strong with donations being accepted until December 31st. Let’s all continue to unite to fight PKD! Your involvement has made a difference for PKD patients and their families everywhere.
The Affordable Care Act and Insurance Marketplace: What Every PKD Patient Needs to Know
October 23, 2013
Presented by Jermaine Burkhalter, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and George Sifakis, Axela LLC
Do you have questions about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Insurance Marketplace? Join us and learn more about how the ACA will impact families dealing with chronic illness such as PKD and how to navigate the new Insurance Marketplace.