December 15, 2023

December 2023 issue | PKD e-News


Donor impact!


As we reflect on the past year, we are humbled by the incredible impact that our supporters have had on our mission. If you would like to see how donations to the PKD Foundation of Canada make a difference to our community, we invite you to read our 2023 donor impact report.

Looking ahead, we have ambitious plans to increase our momentum, tackle even more significant challenges, and create a lasting impact on the lives of PKD patients. Together, let's continue this incredible journey towards a brighter, more hopeful future.

Don't forget, we are grateful for your 2023 donations made right up until December 31, 2023.

Thank you!


The PKD Foundation of Canada would like to thank everyone who made a donation for GivingTuesday. Your support means more to us than words can convey. Thanks to your contributions, we are one step closer to advancing our mission of finding a cure for polycystic kidney disease (PKD) and improving the lives of those affected by this condition.


Holiday nutrition


The holidays can be an exciting time filled with celebrations and food. But you may also be wondering how you can stay on track with your nutrition habits during this busy time. In this month’s blog, Emily Campbell, a registered dietitian, reviews strategies for navigating the holidays with PKD. 

Also included in this blog are recipes for a low-sodium turkey seasoning, and two festive, alcohol-free drink recipes.

Summit videos!


The videos from our 2023 PKD Summit are now on YouTube! We're thrilled to share these informative presentations with you:

  1. Getting to Know the PKD Foundation of Canada
  2. Pain Management & PKD
  3. The Importance of Nutrition & PKD
  4. Cooking Demo: Kale and Chickpea Salad
  5. Progress in the Care of Patients with PKD
  6. Basics of Clinical Care for Children with ADPKD & ARPKD
  7. Being Your Own Best Advocate
  8. Closing Remarks

This information is useful to PKD patients and the people who care for them. Click here to see the entire playlist!


Voices of PKD


Ciara has shared her PKD story with us before, but this time she reflects on her experiences with family planning with PKD. Read her newest Voices of PKD story, here.

Transplant story


Debbie has experienced kidney failure, dialysis, and a recent kidney transplant. Her heart-warming story is one that anyone with kidney disease can relate to.

In the news


When Jon Montgomery needed both a kidney and a liver transplant, his sons offered to be his donors. Read this family's inspiring journey here.