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July 27, 2020

Registration is Now Open For The 2020 VIRTUAL Walk to End PKD!

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

After careful thought and consideration related to COVID-19, the PKD Foundation of Canada has made the decision this year to turn our signature fundraising event, the #WalkToENDPKD, into a virtual fundraising celebration - taking place on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th! As always, the health and safety of our PKD family comes first, and we feel this is the best approach to take at this time. 

To keep things simple, the online registration and fundraising process will remain the same as previous years. The only major change is instead of a select few large public gatherings, you now have the opportunity to choose your own path locally and walk for a cure with your immediate family and friends. We have a unique opportunity in 2020 as a nation to walk together in spirit, united in the fight to #endPKD

This year, the Walk to END PKD signifies a group united in spirit, moving towards treatment and a cure for PKD, one of the most common life-threatening genetic diseases affecting thousands in Canada.

You can have an impact on all those affected by this disease by registering for your own walk and by creating an online fundraising page where you can join others in the fight to end PKD through interactive message boards and photos!

Join us in 2020 as we take the path less traveled and continue to move forward in the fight to end PKD! #ACureIsOurFinishLine!

Why Walk? The Walk to END PKD is the PKD Foundation of Canada's signature fundraising event, raising more than $1,550,000 since 2007. This has helped move us closer to finding treatments. The money also helps provide education and support services, both online and in local communities. 

We've made great strides but need your help in keeping the momentum going. We know we can exceed the $185,000 raised last year by recruiting more participants and engaging every walker in fundraising. With your help, we can look forward to a time when no one will have to suffer the full effects of PKD. Register on July 27th and help us END PKD!  

Even if you are unable to attend the Walk to END PKD or don't have an event in your area, you can still make an incredible impact in raising awareness and funds for critical PKD research! By making a personal donation or by creating your own personal fundraising page, your efforts will help strengthen the direct funding of the PKD Foundation of Canada's mission to promote programs of research, advocacy, education, support and awareness in order to discover treatments and cure for PKD and improve the lives of all it affects! 

Remember - every dollar raised brings us that much closer to the ultimate finish line: A cure for PKD! 


If you have any questions regarding the 2020 VIRTUAL Walk to END PKD, please do not hesitate to contact us either by phone at 1-877-410-1741 or by email at endpkd@endpkd.ca.