Join us for the 2019 Walk to END PKD, the PKD Foundation of Canada's signature fundraising campaign!
Join us for the upcoming FREE PKD Patient Forum in Montreal, QC!
Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is one of the most common life-threatening, genetic diseases affecting Canadians and can result in the growth of cysts that enlarge the affected kidneys, destroying its ability to function.
Patients and their loved ones are invited to join this forum to:
• Learn about what a PKD diagnosis can mean for you or a loved one, as well as how PKD can be managed from Dr. Guillaume Bollée, Nephrologist and Director of the Kidney Rare Disease Clinic at the Research Centre on Rare and Genetic Diseases in Adults of the Montreal Clinical Research Institute
• Hear about what resources and support systems are available to you and your loved ones from Jeff Robertson, Executive Director, PKD Foundation of Canada;
• Have your questions answered during a Q&A period led by Dr. Guillaume Bollée and Jeff Robertson; and,
• Meet other people living with PKD in your community.
Light food and beverages will be offered.
Free admission. City parking. Metro Sherbrooke. All are welcome!
Please note, registration is at 6:00 p.m. and the presentation will start at 6:30 p.m. sharp.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Guillaume Bollée, Nephrologist, Director of the Kidney Rare Disease Clinic at the Research Centre on Rare and Genetic Diseases in Adults of the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM).
Dr. Guillaume Bollée is a nephrologist and Director of the Kidney Rare Disease Clinic at the Research Centre on Rare and Genetic Diseases in Adults of the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM). Dr. Bollée also practices medicine at the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) and is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of the Université de Montréal. He is the author and co-authored of numerous articles including rare and genetic renal diseases issues.
110 avenue des Pins Ouest
Montreal, QC H2W 1R7
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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 Montreal PKD community!
- Annual Walk to END PKD fundraiser
- Annual Music Heals benefit fundraiser
- Other local fundraising events
- 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 to become a volunteer below!
Meet Your Chapter Coordinator
Meet Luisa Miniaci-Di Leo
Luisa is the Montreal Chapter Coordinator. She was diagnosed with PKD at the age of 34. Despite living in constant pain, Luisa fights relentlessly to help the PKD community of Canada. She is focused on raising awareness and research funds in hopes of finding a cure.
Watch Luisa's full story:
ADPKD is the most common inherited renal disorder worldwide, impacting approximately 1 in every 500 Canadians. An estimated 45% to 70% of patients with ADPKD progress to end-stage renal disease by age 65 years.
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