Join us for the 2019 Walk to END PKD, the PKD Foundation of Canada's signature fundraising campaign!
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 Ottawa PKD community!
- Annual Walk to END PKD 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 below to become a volunteer!
Meet Your Chapter Coordinator
Meet Gina Hedges
Gina is the Ottawa Chapter Coordinator. When Gina's mother was diagnosed with PKD 24 years ago, Gina and her sister both decided to go through the screening process to become living organ donors. That's when they were both diagnosed with PKD.
In honour of her mother and family members affected, Gina fights tirelessly to advocate for the local PKD community.
Watch Gina's full story:
Meet Your Walk Coordinator
Meet Jennifer Woods
Watch Jenn'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.
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...
The Ottawa Chapter is looking to find members or family members who are supporting those with PKD to share their PKD stories on social media. We are proposing a 2 minute video with just you and the camera talking about your journey with PKD or how or what you would like to bring more attention to this disease.
Check out these 10 simple ways you can support your favourite nonprofits. They take less than five minutes and come at no cost!