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July 09, 2018

PKD Awareness Day!

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Since 2014, Health Canada has recognized September 4 as National Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Awareness Day – a special day devoted to raising awareness of this life-threatening, genetic disease.

Though PKD affects thousands in Canada and millions worldwide, many people have never heard of it. Together, we can change that! PKD Awareness Day is our day to raise awareness about this disease and the impact it has on generation after generation.

There's not just one single way to raise awareness. You can spread the word in whatever way or format that works for you. Share your story with someone, wear your END PKD t-shirt, change your Facebook profile picture, tweet your favorite celebrity or local politician, post a video... it's all up to you! 

Local Proclamations

Help spread awareness in your own community! This year we are aiming to obtain proclamations from the mayors of cities who joined us last year as well as those from our provincial capitals. Click on the volunteer button below to let us know that you want to request a proclamation from the city or town you live in!

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Change Your Social Media Profile Pictures

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Help Spread Awareness

Check out the video below that we've created especially for the day! Feel free to share it with your friends, family and co-workers to help them better understand life with PKD.

 

 

Don't forget to use #PKDAwarenessDay and #endPKD to join the online conversation. The more people that know about PKD, the closer we can get to treatments and a cure. Together, let's raise awareness and end PKD! 

Here are some additional ways you can get involved: 

  • LEARN – Get accurate and clear information about polycystic kidney disease on our website here. Be sure to also remind your friends and family about PKD Awareness Day and share our FacebookTwitter and Instagram pages with them. 
  • VOLUNTEER – Help spread awareness in your own community! This year we are aiming to obtain proclamations from the mayors of cities who joined us last year as well as those from our provincial capitals. Click here to let us know that you want to request a proclamation from the city or town you live in!
  • DONATE – One of the most powerful ways you can be a part of PKD Awareness Day is by making a gift today. Your contribution will support our front line mission to promote programs of research, education, awareness, support and advocacy, in order to discover treatments and a cure for PKD. Click here to make your tax deductible gift online. To make a donation by mail, please send your contribution to:

PKD Foundation of Canada

3-1750 The Queensway, Suite 158

Etobicoke ON  M9C 5H5

 Many thanks for your continued support. Together, we will END PKD!