February 2022 PKD e-News
Welcome to the PKD Foundation of Canada's February e-News! We have provided information important to helping you take action in your journey with PKD.
To view the e-News in French click here!
When: Friday, March 4th at 11:30 am (PST)
Why consider peritoneal dialysis? What is it? What can I expect? What support is available? Registered Nurses who specialize in the area of peritoneal dialysis will lead the presentation. Also speaking will be a patient(s) who has lived experience with peritoneal dialysis. Be sure to pre-register here!
"Can weight loss play a part in slowing autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease progression? The University of Colorado, Denver recently released findings from a research study focused on weight loss and cystic disease progression in ADPKD. Funded in part by a 2020 PKDF Investigator Grant to Kristen Nowak, Ph.D., this ADPKD weight loss study had interesting results."
Check out the full PKDF blog here!
Join us for 31 Days of PKD Challenges! In honor of March’s National Kidney Month, we will once again be taking on daily challenges to raise awareness of polycystic kidney disease (PKD). Leading up to March 1st, stay tuned for information on how you can participate in the 31 Days of PKD Challenges!
To learn more about World Kidney Day and how you can get involved, click here!
ATTN: Saskatoon and Toronto Chapter members!
Please take our short survey below to provide us with your preferences regarding future educational webinars! If you are living with PKD or are a family member, caregiver or friend of someone living with PKD, then this survey is for you!
Donate-a-Car Canada will facilitate all aspects of your car donation from the pick up to the final sale, ensuring that your vehicle will be sold for the highest sale outcome possible. They will then forward the net proceeds on to us here at PKD Foundation of Canada and we will send you a tax receipt!
Visit endpkd.ca/donate_a_car to find out more about our partnership with Donate-A-Car!
The PKD Foundation of Canada chapters and the volunteers who lead them are the backbone of the polycystic kidney disease (PKD) community, driving vital programs around the world. They are made up of groups of volunteers – PKD patients, family members and friends just like you!
We are looking for volunteers for 2022! If you are interested, please email us at [email protected].
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!