November 2019 PKD e-News
Welcome to the PKD Foundation of Canada's November e-News! We have provided information important to helping you take action in your journey with PKD.
December 3rd 2019 is Giving Tuesday!
- Download one of our #UNselfie templates here and here.
- Email us your photo here.
- Share your #UNselfie on social media and tell your audience why you support the PKD community and the PKD Foundation of Canada!
Help People SEE ADPKD: Share Your Story Today!
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!
Michael's PKD Journey: From Uncertainty to Self-Advocacy
Support the PKD Foundation of Canada by Leaving a Future Gift
Your legacy gift will enable the PKD Foundation of Canada to create a powerful philanthropic legacy by making a direct impact on the advancement of critical Canadian research. If you have not had the ability to make a major gift during your lifetime, legacy giving can be meaningful source of funding from you.
A legacy gift is a gift by Will with lasting meaning and is the simplest way to create a legacy of everlasting hope. It is a future gift that will not cost anything during your lifetime, with no extra out-of-pocket costs and your income will not decrease.
You can learn more about planned giving by clicking here.
Wills and Bequests
Make a future gift of lasting support by remembering the PKD Foundation of Canada (PKDFOC) in your Will. A Bequest in your Will may be the biggest gift of your life, and has the power to change the lives of all affected by PKD for better. Help even more PKD patients look forward to a future of full recovery.
This gift will not cost you anything during your lifetime, with no extra out-of-pocket costs and your income will not decrease. One of the benefits of making a Bequest is that your estate obtains a charitable tax receipt for the full amount received. Also, if stocks or real estate you left have appreciated in value, your gift may be exempt from capital gains.
You can learn more about bequests by clicking here.
Webinar "Treating Polycystic Kidney Disease: Could Diet Be The Key?"
University Health Network's 2019 Toronto PKD Scientific Conference
- Clinical features and pathobiology of ADPKD;
- Updates on recent advances in PKD translational research;
- How advances in diagnostic and therapeutic may impact clinical practice;
- Expert discussion of a challenging clinical case.
PKD Health Note: Stressed? 10 Ways to Protect Your Kidneys
ReferPKD Tool Now Available Nationwide on endPKD.ca
This tool will help you connect your general practitioner to physicians or clinics with a stated interest in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. Your GP can then visit ReferPKD.com and have the option to refer directly to the physician with a well-informed referral, complete with all the information needed to plan a referral and omitting what isn't required.
Working for a cure,
Your Friends at the PKD Foundation of Canada
Every gift - no matter the size - can make a difference in the fight against PKD. Please consider making a donation today.