Chapters

Elyse Gawley
Chapter Coordinator
vancouverchapter@endpkd.ca

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!

PKD Foundation of Canada Chapters are led by volunteers who want to make a difference in the fight to end PKD! Contact us today to find out how you can get involved with the Vancouver Chapter. Stay connected with us on Facebook.

 

Upcoming Events

We are in between events, but please continue to check back! You can see our full event schedule for the Foundation here. If you’re looking for local resources, reach out to your chapter coordinator or contact us at endpkd@endpkd.ca.


Past Events

Blog

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...

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