Polycystic kidney disease — one of the most common, life-threatening genetic diseases — strikes both adults and children. It often leads to the need for dialysis and a kidney transplant. It affects thousands in America and millions worldwide, who are in urgent need of treatments and a cure.
The Walk for PKD is the PKD Foundation's largest annual fundraising event. Funds raised from Walks across the country make up one third of our annual budget.
The more money our walkers raise, the more we can do in the fight to end PKD!
You can help by joining the Walk as a participant, volunteer or donor.
Together, we can walk boldly toward a future where no one suffers the full effects of PKD. My personal story is that while looking into donating for my mother, they found it in me. My Mom fought hard and was on dialysys for over 18 years. I lost her two years ago. I am under the care of an excellent dr. He moniters me and checks to make sure I know if there are any changes to the status of my disease. Right now, I have too many cysts to count, however, they are not impeding my daily function or are a cause for me to seek any treatment. He will let me know when or if this changes, so I can then seek treatment or get on the list for a dodor kidney. I do not want to end up like my mother, taking dialysis 3 days a week, 4 hours at a time. My hope is that, through continued funding and research, we find a medication to combate and/or cure this disease. Thank you all for your support!