Bike to the Moon with the PKD Foundation of Canada from June 21-24, 2019!
Build relationships, have fun & make a difference in the Hamilton PKD community!
Ongoing chapter activities include:
- Increasing awareness of PKD
- Educational chapter meetings
- Support groups & socials
- Various local fundraising events, including the Annual Bike to the Moon and Halloween Family Dance Party for PKD fundraisers
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.
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Meet Your Chapter Coordinator
Meet Jodie Brant
Jodie is the Hamilton Chapter Coordinator. Her husband was diagnosed with PKD when he was 16 years old, and their daughter was diagnosed prenatally. Jodie and her family are committed to helping find a cure for PKD and advocating for all those affected by this disease.
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