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We are inspired by Greg's achievement for the 2019 Bike to the Moon campaign!

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 Bike to the Moon!

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.

Build relationships, have fun & make a difference in the Edmonton PKD community!

Join the PKD Foundation of Canada's Edmonton Chapter and help us spread awareness, support PKD patients and make a difference in our community.

Ongoing chapter activities include:

  • 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

The PKD Foundation of Canada chapters and the volunteers who lead them are the backbone of the polycystic kidney disease (PKD) community.

As a grassroots non-profit organization, the PKD Foundation of Canada prides itself in keeping administration costs low and impact high. In order to do this, we count on volunteers every day to help drive vital programs and awareness around Canada.

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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PKD Awareness Day: Video Challenge

Are you ready to take on the challenge? Help spread the word about PKD Awareness Day and what it's like to live with polycystic kidney disease! Record a short video with your smartphone and tell us your story...