September 24, 2021

September 2021 PKD e-News



Welcome to the PKD Foundation of Canada's September e-News! We have provided information important to helping you take action in your journey with PKD.


There's still time to register for the 2021 Walk to END PKD! Like last year, we have made the decision to keep our signature fundraising event a virtual fundraising celebration - taking place on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th.

Join us, as we take the path less traveled and continue to move forward in the fight to end PKD! #ACureIsOurFinishLineTo learn more and register today visit!

Do you have an old car taking up space on your property? Visit to find out more about our partnership with Donate-A-Car!

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!

We are thrilled to announce that the 2021 #PKDAwarenessDay campaign secured another record-setting number of proclamations, as well as flag raising ceremonies and monument lightings! THANK YOU to the 41 municipalities for showing their support in proclaiming Sept. 4th National Polycystic Kidney Disease Awareness Day. We couldn’t be more appreciative of the volunteers, chapter coordinators, Councillors and Mayors that made this happen. To learn more about this year's PKD Awareness Day events, please visit:

We’re excited to share the launch of
 KidneyLink– an online platform from Can-SOLVE CKD that connects you to the latest kidney health research across Canada! This is your chance to partner in innovation and contribute to better kidney health.

To learn more and create your account today, click here!

The latest Living Transplant episode, "Pain Management and Transplant," features Dr. Hance Clarke, Director of Pain Services and Medical Director of the Pain Research Unit at Toronto General Hospital. Dr. Clarke walks our hosts through his journey to pain medicine, the difference between acute pain services and transitional pain services, and the interaction between CBD, THC, and anti-rejection medications. For more information visit UHN's Living Transplant Podcast.


 to all who attended our first Virtual PKD Summit this September! It was a great success! Registrants from around the globe were able to learn about a wide range of topics in the field of PKD, while hearing from some of the key stakeholders in the PKD medical community and beyond.

Recordings of these events will be available online at in the next couple weeks!

BC Renal, in partnership with BC’s Kidney Care Clinics, invites you and your family/friends to join them for an upcoming webinar. This presentation, lead by Dan Martinusen, Provincial Director of Pharmacy, BC Renal will discuss the following:
  • If medications can slow the progression of kidney disease
  • Common medications used to help the kidneys
  • Side effects and more.
To register, click here!