April 30, 2021

April 2021 PKD e-News


March 2021


Welcome to the PKD Foundation of Canada's April e-News! We have provided information important to helping you take action in your journey with PKD.


"Do you worry about telling your friends or peers you have kidney disease?" 

This Kidney Foundation article provides tips for teens who want to talk to their friends about kidney disease. Read the article here!

ICYMI: The recording of our latest webinar, "Advancing PKD Care in Today's Society" with Dr. Mike Bevilacqua, is now available online here!


'Let the Sunshine In- The Legacy of Logan Boulet' & 'The Fight to END PKD' (ft. PKD Foundation of Canada, Executive Director Jeff Robertson)

Living Transplant episodes are available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts. For more information, and to download episode transcripts, visit UHN's Living Transplant Podcast.

If you live in Ontario, register to become and organ donor today, here! If you live outside of Ontario, register here!

Mother-daughter team, Debbie Bellemare and Jodi Evans have been selling Epicure products with proceeds going towards the PKD Foundation of Canada, as part of our #DIY2ENDPKD campaign! So far, the pair have raised $500!

Join in the fight to #endPKD by creating your own #DIY2ENDPKD fundraiser! Visit for more information.

Click here to check out our "Voices of PKD" blog post, featuring our newest chapter coordinator, Winnipeg's Tetyana Walker!


Bike to the Moon
 is an annual PKD Foundation of Canada global bikeathon. Collectively, we aim to bike the distance to the moon (384,400 km) and raise funds for critical Canadian PKD research across Canada.

Bike to the Moon with us this June! Registration opens May 4th. Learn more at!

Do you have an old vehicle taking up space on your property? Visit to find out more about our partnership with Donate-A-Car! ⁣

This year for your birthday, help change the lives of 66,000 Canadians by asking your friends and family to donate to the PKD Foundation of Canada in lieu of gifts! This is a great way to give back to the PKD community on your special day. Create your own fundraising page today with!

With the tips provided here, you can plan your own successful fundraiser to make your support go further in the fight to #endPKD.

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is one of the world’s most common, life-threatening genetic diseases. Your stories can help people paint a more powerful picture of PKD and the lives it affects.

Help give a voice to a widely unknown disease by sharing your story here.

You can read some of our Voices of PKD here!