Bike to the Moon with the PKD Foundation of Canada from June 21-24, 2019!
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:
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:
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...
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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...
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.
Join us for the 2018 Walk to END PKD, the PKD Foundation of Canada's signature fundraising campaign!
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.