May 16, 2024

May 2024 issue | PKD e-News

Welcome to the May e-News! This month we have stories about a PKD patient's plan to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, an upcoming webinar on living organ donation, the top foods to eat for PKD, and more!

Voices of PKD


"My journey with PKD began when I was 18, with a diagnosis that rocked my world. Both my mom and aunt were already living with PKD, so it wasn't entirely unexpected, but it was still a tough pill to swallow.

"Getting the diagnosis shortly before embarking on my university career was really a change in perspective. I spent my university years pretending my PKD didn't exist, but as I got older, I realized I couldn't just ignore it.

"That's when I decided to get involved and make a difference."

Eric Hampel is attempting to climb Mount Kilimanjaro this October, to raise awareness and funds for the PKD Foundation of Canada! Read the rest of his story, here.

Peaks for PKD


Do you like to hike or climb? Do you want to make a difference, like Eric Hampel?

Inspired by Eric's lofty ambitions, we are excited to announce Peaks for PKD - a new fundraising adventure that invites you ascend to new heights for a great cause!

Register now!



Would you like to transform your passion for PKD advocacy and awareness-raising into action?

There are a number of ways that you can volunteer with us!

Get involved!

Atlantic Canada Social Hour


We're having a virtual social hour for our PKD community in Atlantic Canada.

Meet others from your area who understand what you're going through!

All are welcome: PKD patients, caregivers and organ donors.

Wednesday, May 29 at 7pm AT

Register now!

Upcoming Webinar


Do you have questions about how someone might become a living kidney donor?

Register for our next webinar to learn more about the living organ donation process, and also hear from the Transplant Ambassador Program about their supports for organ donors and recipients.

Tuesday, July 11 at 7pm ET

Register now!

Top Foods for PKD


Which foods should you include in your diet to help maintain your health with PKD?

Registered Dietitian Emily Campbell shares her top picks, as well as a yummy kidney-friendly recipe for chia pudding.

Gift Announcement


We are deeply grateful to the St. Brendan's Knights of Columbus for their generous donation of $8,000 from their recent charity poker tournament. Their support greatly advances our mission to combat PKD, and brings hope to many. Thank you for your compassion and commitment.

Transplant Ambassadors


The Transplant Ambassador Program provides peer support for kidney transplant recipients and living donors.

Watch their documentary online!

Watch now!