31 Days of PKD Challenges
Click on the days to learn more about each challenge.
Get educated! Watch this video to learn about polycystic kidney disease. Then, share it with your friends and followers to raise awareness.
Use our special Kidney Month graphics as your Facebook and Twitter profile pictures and cover photos.
Bonus: keep them up all month long to raise PKD awareness!
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What's your PKD story? Give a voice to this disease by sharing your story with your friends and followers. Your experiences can paint a more powerful picture of what it's like to live with PKD. You can also share your story and read others at pkdcure.org/voicesofpkd.
Stay connected with us! Join our email list to receive the latest Foundation and PKD-related news and updates. Sign up today at pkdcure.org/email.
Water is one of the best things you can put into your body and very important for PKD patients. Challenge yourself to only drink water today! Make sure to consume the amount of fluids that your nephrologists and/or dietitian have recommended.
Help us raise PKD awareness by sharing this photo on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Don't forget to use #endPKD and #KidneyMonth in your posts.
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Connect with people in your community who share your passion to end PKD by joining your local or virtual PKD Chapter. Chapters are groups of volunteers – PKD patients, family members and friends just like you – who want to learn, connect and act in the fight against PKD. Find a Chapter near you at pkdcure.org/connectchapters.
Learn about autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD), a relatively rare form of PKD. It affects approximately one in 20,000 children and often causes death in the first month of life. For ARPKD children who survive the newborn period, one-third will need dialysis or transplantation by the age of 10. Learn more about ARPKD at pkdcure.org/arpkd.
Go to your local drug store or grocery story and get your blood pressure checked! A PKD patient's blood pressure goal is a reading of less than 130/80.
Visit PKD Connection, our blog that provides health tips, ways to learn more about PKD and a chance to connect with others. Read our latest post and subscribe at pkdconnection.org.
Take our quiz at pkdcure.org/pkdquiz to see how well you know your PKD facts. Then challenge your friends to see if they're as smart as you are.
Happy World Kidney Day! Time to look snazzy in your PKD apparel today. When people ask about PKD, it's the perfect opportunity to educate someone about the disease.
Don't have any apparel? Get your gear today at pkdcure.org/store.
Do your friends know the typical kidney is the size of a human fist, but a polycystic kidney can get as big as a football and weigh between 20 and 30 pounds? Share this photo with them to help spread awareness!
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Calling all runners! You can be a part of a team running to end polycystic kidney disease — one mile at a time. Join Team PKD at runforpkd.org.
Watch one of our free education webinars. We have more than 25 webinars on a variety of PKD-related topics, including research, transplants, dialysis, nutrition trends and much more. pkdcure.org/webinars.
We've reached the halfway point! Are you hanging in there? Tell us: why are you taking the 31-day PKD Challenge? Download and print our sign (or make your own), fill it out and take a selfie. Share it using using #endPKD and #KidneyMonth.
Has it been a while since you had a check-up with your doctor or nephrologist? Make an appointment today! Please don't be mad at us if you end up having to get a shot.
Did you know that you can play a key role in the drug research and development process? By participating in a clinical trial, you can help researchers unlock the secrets of PKD to find a treatment. Learn more and sign up to receive ACT alerts about clinical studies at pkdcure.org/clinicalstudies.
Today on PKD Connection, Valen Keefer shares how she follows the motto, "PKD will not beat me." How do you not let PKD beat you? Share with us using #PKDwillnotbeatme.
Get your friends involved in our 31-day challenge! Post this to on your Facebook page to raise awareness and educate the community.
Become a PKD advocate. Visit our PKD Advocacy Action Center and learn how you can advocate locally for PKD research. pkdcure.org/advocate.
Take the fight against PKD into your own hands by organizing a local fundraiser. Through DIY for PKD: Fundraise Your Way, you can do just about anything to raise dollars for PKD — host a lemonade stand, neighborhood garage sale, bowl-a-thon, or even a dinner party … the sky is the limit! pkdcure.org/diyforpkd.
Honor someone in your life who has been touched by PKD by making tribute gift today. Your gift will have a direct impact on the PKD Foundation's work to find treatments and a cure. #KidneyMonthTribute pkdcure.org/kidneymonth.
One organ donor can save up to eight lives. Go to donatelife.net and register to become an organ donor today!
It's recommended that PKD patients limit their caffeine intake. Try to go caffeine-free for the day. Try to drink some juice or flavored water instead. You could also try to trick your brain with some decaffeinated coffee or tea.
There are millions of reasons to walk for PKD. What's yours? Share it using #WalkforPKD.
Bonus: The 2015 Walk for PKD officially kicks off next month. We have four Walks this spring and more than 50 Walks this fall. Find your local Walk and unite to fight PKD with us at walkforpkd.org.
It's Family Photo Friday! Share a photo of you and your family sporting an END PKD t-shirt using #FPF.
Make a kidney-healthy recipe today! You can find a variety of delicious recipes at pkdconnection.org. Have your own recipe? Share them with us.
Check out the latest issue of our PKD Progress magazine, our publication covering the latest in polycystic kidney disease research and information. Read it online today at pkdcure.org/pkdprogress.
Share a photo of someone who inspires you in the fight to end polycystic kidney disease. Use #PKDfighter.
You did it! You completed the 31 Days of PKD Challenges. Update your status on Facebook and Twitter to let your friends and followers that you took the challenge. Thanks for helping us raise PKD awareness!
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