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Join us for the 2019 Bike to the Moon!

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.

Build relationships, have fun & make a difference in the Vancouver PKD community!

Join the PKD Foundation of Canada's Vancouver Chapter and help us spread awareness, support PKD patients and make a difference in our community.

Ongoing chapter activities include:

  • Annual Bike to the Moon 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 Elyse Gawley

Elyse is the Vancouver Chapter Coordinator. Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) has rippled through her family and she has seen the devastating impact it can have, but she doesn’t let it stop her from living her life and helping others with PKD. She has a job she loves, travels whenever she can and makes the most of every day.

Watch Elyse's full story:

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PKD Awareness Day: Video Challenge

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...

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...