March 01, 2019

March Kidney Month 2019

Join the 31 Days of PKD Challenges!

Kidney Month is recognized in March across Canada and the United States. We spend this time raising awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health, and to reduce the frequency and impact kidney disease and its associated health problems have on an international level.

In honor of March’s National Kidney Month, we are taking on daily challenges to raise awareness of polycystic kidney disease (PKD). Participate in the 31 Days of PKD Challenges! Follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for daily updates on our progress and share your progress too using #PKDChallenge , #kidneymonth and #endPKD

For an overview of the entire month's campaign, click here.

World Kidney Day is March 14th, 2018!

850 million people worldwide are now estimated to have kidney diseases from various causes. Chronic kidney diseases cause at least 2.4 million deaths per year and are now the 6th fastest growing cause of death.

This year, World Kidney Day sets out to raise awareness of the high and increasing burden of kidney diseases worldwide and the need for strategies for prevention and management.

Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere calls for universal health coverage for prevention and early treatment of kidney disease.The ultimate goal of the policy is to promote population health by ensuring universal, sustainable and equitable access to essential healthcare of high quality, protecting people from health impoverishment and improving equity in health across socioeconomic groups.

Join our call for Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere!

To learn more about World Kidney Day, visit their website here.

3 Ways to Get Involved This World Kidney Month


Get accurate and clear information about polycystic kidney disease and read answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about an ADPKD or ARPKD diagnosis.


One of the most powerful ways you can be a part of Kidney Month is by making a gift today.

Your donation will help further the PKD Foundation of Canada's mission to promote programs of research, education, advocacy, support and awareness for PKD.

Help make a difference in the lives of 66,000 Canadians and 12.5 million people affected by PKD. Donate today!


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.

Connect with your local chapter for opportunities to support the PKD Foundation of Canada on a local level.

Don’t see a chapter near you? Email us to learn about starting a chapter in your local community.