May 2021 PKD e-News
Welcome to the PKD Foundation of Canada's May e-News! We have provided information important to helping you take action in your journey with PKD.
The 58th ERA-EDTA Congress will be held in Berlin virtually from June 5th-8th 2021. PKD patients can attend the Congress sessions free of charge. To register, visit the ERA-EDTA Congress Registration page and select the 'Young professionals (28 years old or younger) + Students + Patients' category.
For a full summary of the three events and information on how to register, please click here.
Dr. Nadia Zalunardo (Nephrologist) and a Dietitian who specializes in kidney disease will lead the presentation, followed by a BC Kidney Care Patient who will offer a patient perspective. Learn more and register here!
"Today, knowing his life is continuing through others really is helping us through our grief," said the daughter of organ donor, Cecil Lockhart. Read the full CBC article here.
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.
"Today, there are over 140 New Brunswickers waiting for transplants," said Opposition Liberal health critic Jean-Claude D'Amours, who introduced the proposed legislation, also known as Avery's Law, in honour of Avery Astle, 16, who died after a crash in Miramichi in May 2019. Read the full article here!
Bike to the Moon with us this June! For more information and to register, visit endpkd.ca/biketothemoon!
The Great Canadian Giving Challenge is a month-long campaign in June when every dollar raised online for the PKD Foundation of Canada through Canada Helps counts as an entry for the PKDFOC to win a $20,000 prize! Stay tuned for more information through our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram social media channels!
Do you have an old vehicle taking up space on your property? Visit www.endPKD.ca/donate to find out more about our partnership with Donate-A-Car!
With the tips provided here, you can plan your own successful fundraiser to make your support go further in the fight to #endPKD.
Help give a voice to a widely unknown disease by sharing your story here.
You can read some of our Voices of PKD here!