October 26, 2022

October 2022 PKD e-News

Welcome to the PKD Foundation of Canada's October 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!


The PKD Summit is just around the corner! Virtual events will be held on November 16th, 17th, 23rd & 24th, from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST. These events are an opportunity for the PKD medical community, renal healthcare professionals, PKD patients, their families and loved ones to connect and hear presentations from top Canadian and International Key Opinion Leaders in the field of PKD.

Visit to see the full list of topics and register today! We hope you can join us.

Mark your calendar for Wednesday Oct. 26, 2022, 6:30-8:00PM to join in on the conversation with an incredible panel of kidney recipients and donors living their best lives after kidney surgeries at ages of 60, 70 & beyond.

RSVP to [email protected] or call (226)-220-4256. For more information, click here!


We have surpassed our fundraising goal of $165,000 and have collectively raised over $185,000! These funds will strengthen the PKD Foundation of Canada’s mission to promote programs of research, education, advocacy, support and awareness, in order to discover treatments and an eventual cure for polycystic kidney disease.

A massive thank you to all of our amazing volunteers, donors and sponsors who helped to make a world of difference in the lives of those affected by PKD.

Check out these great photos from our Walk to END PKD events! Together, we will #endPKD!

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!

Do you have an old car taking up space on your property? Working on our behalf, Donate-a-Car Canada will accept your vehicle for donation -- running, or not! Old or new!

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 to find out more about our partnership with Donate-A-Car!


For families affected by polycystic kidney disease (PKD), medical innovation and healthy living are offering hope for this generation and future ones.

Ciara Morin is taking her health into her own hands by focusing on the importance of wellness & nutrition while living with PKD.

Learn more about Ciara’s journey here!

With Halloween around the corner, make sure to check out this article that lists renal-friendly candies, as well as a list of treats that are recommended to be avoided by those with kidney disease or who are on dialysis.

Read the article here!

"I realized that in order to ensure that PKD didn’t have the same impact on my generation I’d have to do more than just ignore it, I’d have to get involved."

To read Eric's story and share your own, visit

"Patty Newman Byrn donated her kidney to her brother, Butch Newman, 56 years ago and saved his life. Both are doing great today, and Butch boasts one of the longest lasting transplanted kidneys in the world."

To read this incredible story, click here!

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.