Michael Coyle was a new Search-and-Rescue (SAR) recruit in British Columbia two decades ago when his blood pressure showed up abnormally high during training. As it turned out, it was the beginning of the road to a diagnosis that would change his life.
(Toronto, Canada – October 3, 2019) Dr. York Pei, an award-winning scientist at the University Health Network, has discovered a potential new use for an old drug, providing hope for patients suffering from polycystic kidney disease.
In a pre-clinical trial, Dr. Pei found Salsalate, a drug in the aspirin family, and an approved drug therapy for rheumatism, was successfully used to improve kidney survival and reduced cystic kidney disease severity.
PKD affects thousands in Canada and millions worldwide, yet many people have never heard of it. Together, we can change this! #PKDAwarenessDay (#Sept4) is our day to raise awareness about this disease and the negative impact it has on generation after generation. 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!
Watch the 2019 Vancouver PKD Patient Forum Recording Below!
How inspiring is this?! Greg took part in this year’s Bike to the Moon campaign while undergoing his dialysis treatment! Congratulations to Greg for reaching his cycling goal and a huge round of applause to him for also raising critical awareness and funds for the PKD Foundation of Canada! In total, Greg cycled over 175KM and raised $1,375!
Join us for the 2019 Walk to END PKD, the PKD Foundation of Canada's signature fundraising campaign!
Bike to the Moon is a PKD Foundation of Canada annual fundraiser for both casual and serious cyclists, taking place June 21-24, 2019 in your own community and on your own route! Collectively, we aim to bike the distance to the moon (384,400 km) and raise critical funds for the Hereditary Kidney Disease Program at Toronto General Hospital.
Read our 2019 World Kidney Day email.
Bike to the Moon with the PKD Foundation of Canada from June 21-24, 2019!
Build relationships, have fun & make a difference in the Edmonton PKD community!
- Annual Bike to the Moon fundraiser
- Other local fundraising events
- High Level Bridge Lighting for PKD Awareness Day
- Increasing awareness of PKD
- Educational chapter meetings
- Support groups & socials
Sign up below to become a volunteer!
Meet Your Chapter Coordinator
Meet Sonia Chies
Sonia is the Edmonton Chapter Coordinator. She lost her mother to PKD in 2014. Her mother's dream was to find a cure for PKD by the time her grandchildren were older, and Sonia fights diligently to make that dream come true.
Watch Sonia's full story: