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2018 Bike to the Moon Campaign Wrap Up

In 2016, an Ontario family impacted by PKD for generations got together with their friends to bike the Bruce Trail in an effort to raise money for PKD research. They travelled 480 km and raised over $11,000. This year, Bike to the Moon participants across Canada travelled over 4,000 km...

PKD Awareness Day: Local Proclamations

Each year, Health Canada recognizes September 4th as National PKD Awareness Day! This year we are looking for volunteers who want to help spread awareness in their own communities by working with us to secure local proclamations.

2017 Canadian PKD Symposium is Now Online

On November 25, 2017 we held our biennial Canadian PKD Symposium, which included participants from the PKD medical community and various renal healthcare centres, as well as PKD patients, their families and loved ones.

PKD Foundation of Canada Awarded the Upper Canada Medal

On Monday, April 9, the PKD Foundation of Canada attended the Can-SOLVE CKD SPOR Initiative reception where we were awarded the Pewter Upper Canada Medal by the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation for our support of Dr. York Pei’s Hereditary Kidney Disease Clinic at Toronto General Hospital.

We wish to share this prestigious honour with every volunteer and donor who has joined in the fight to end PKD, furthered our mission and helped to advance critical Canadian research of PKD.

History of the medal: The Upper Canada Medal was originally created by the Loyal and Patriotic Society of Upper Canada to provide recognition of distinguished service and bravery to volunteer soldiers in the War of 1812.

Recognizing an even greater need, the Loyal and Patriotic Society decided to reduce the medals to gold bullion for the establishment, in 1829, of the original Toronto General Hospital.

Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundations continue to honour both the original intent of the medals - to recognize distinguished service - and their later role - to support the greater good.

Many thanks to the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation for this recognition.

Welcome to the Ottawa Chapter!

Welcome to the Ottawa Chapter! A friendly group of people that are working towards the same goal of finding a cure of polycystic kidney disease. I am the Chapter & Walk Coordinator for Ottawa and also a patient with PKD.

Our chapter is involved in the many initiatives such as support and educational meetings, fundraising events and our annual Walk to END PKD that we have at Andrew Haydon Park each year. Our future goals consist of educating the public,  medical community and the government about PKD, to bring more awareness to this disease. Knowledge is power! If we can bring awareness to PKD then we are more likely to get the necessary funding for research to find a cure. We also want to support those affected by PKD and their families so they have a safe place to turn when in need. 

I hope you can join us for our next meeting or event!

 

National Kidney Month & World Kidney Day!

Kidney Month is recognized in March across Canada and the United States. We spend this time raising awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health, and to reduce the frequency and impact kidney disease and its associated health problems have on an international level. We encourage you all to get out there and share your PKD journey with as many people as possible!

Happy Holidays

Season's greetings to you and yours from the PKD Foundation of Canada!