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:
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