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 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!
Chapter Coordinator responsibilities include:
- Local fundraising event coordination
- Increasing awareness of PKD
- Hosting educational chapter meetings
- Supporting group members and organizing social opportunities
If you think would be a good fit for the Ottawa Chapter Coordinator position, please email us at [email protected]!
The PKD Foundation of Canada Chapters are led by volunteers who want to make a difference in the fight to end PKD. We are currently recruiting key volunteers to help with our efforts this year! If you live in the area and are interested in joining our national network of volunteers, visit endpkd.ca/get_involved to sign up!
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