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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...

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.

Welcome to the Vancouver Chapter!

Hello, everyone! My name is Elyse Gawley and I'm the Vancouver Chapter Coordinator for the PKD Foundation of Canada. I was diagnosed with PKD in 2011 and have a long family history of PKD. When I was 11, my dad had a kidney transplant and my uncle had his transplant 10 year later. After year of dialysis, my paternal grandfather passed away in the early 1990's from complications of PKD. My family has been incredibly fortunate over the years and I feel that it is important to speak up and educate people on the importance of raising awareness of PKD and organ donation.

The Vancouver Chapter aims to consistently improve the support we deliver to our PKD community and we look forward to implementing more educational and social events this year.  We thank you for your support and we hope you will join us at 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!