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Welcome to the Ottawa Chapter! A friendly group of people that are working towards the same goal of finding a cure of polycystic kidney disease. My name is Gina Hedges and I am the Chapter & Walk Coordinator for Ottawa. I am also a patient with PKD.
Our chapter is involved in the many initiatives such as support and educational meetings, fundraising events and our annual Walk to END PKD that we have at Andrew Haydon Park each year. Our future goals consist of educating the public, medical community and the government about PKD, to bring more awareness to this disease. Knowledge is power! If we can bring awareness to PKD then we are more likely to get the necessary funding for research to find a cure. We also want to support those affected by PKD and their families so they have a safe place to turn when in need.
I hope you can join us for our next meeting or event!
PKD Foundation of Canada Chapters are led by volunteers who want to make a difference in the fight to end PKD! Contact us today to find out how you can get involved with the Ottawa Chapter. Stay connected with us on Facebook.
ADPKD is the most common inherited renal disorder worldwide, impacting approximately 1 in every 500 Canadians. An estimated 45% to 70% of patients with ADPKD progress to end-stage renal disease by age 65 years.Read more