Kissing for a Cause
Every wedding is a little different - some couples jump over brooms, break glasses or wear blue. For Karli and Cuyler Franzke, an age-old wedding tradition turned into an opportunity to raise funds to support the PKD Foundation. Several weeks before her wedding, Karli and her mother hatched a plan that they kept secret until the big day arrived.
At the wedding reception, when guests began to clink their glasses to signal the bride and groom to share a kiss, Karli stood up and made an unexpected announcement. They would kiss for the crowd, but in exchange for donations to the PKD Foundation. Because of her close relationship with her cousin Brandon and his father Joe, both of whom are diagnosed with the disease, "PKD Kisses," seemed like a perfect idea.
Read Karli and Cuyler's Story