Join the 31 Days of PKD Challenges!
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
With 2019 drawing to a close, we hope you remember the PKD Foundation of Canada in your holiday plans and consider making a year-end gift to help advance Canadian research, advocacy and support for more PKD patients and their loved ones.
Help give a voice to a widely unknown disease. Donate this #GivingTuesday to the PKD Foundation of Canada, the only national organization solely dedicated to fighting PKD through research, education, advocacy, support and awareness.
Watch the University Health Network's 2019 PKD Conference Recordings Today!
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!