TeamFirst and Visionary

Going above and beyond to fight PKD

We’re proud to recognize the extraordinary efforts of our volunteers and fundraisers. Without their dedication and time, we wouldn’t be able to give hope to those living with polycystic kidney disease and those who love them.

Congratulations and thank you to all the incredible 2016 PKD Foundation Heroes listed below.

2016 top 10 Walk for PKD events

The Walk for PKD Events in these cities were the top 10 in fundraising for 2016. Congratulations to the people that made these events the best in the country!

Boston – $111,168.44
New York City – $110,692.60
North Texas – $79,076.51
Nashville – $64,877.00
Kansas City – $63,585.14
Chicago – $62,058.00
San Antonio – $56,075.00
Pittsburgh – $48,977.57
Tampa – $47,180.00
Los Angeles – $46,599.05

2016 TeamFirst

The only way to get to a treatment is to work as a team — and the PKD Foundation can attribute our fundraising to the strength that lies in teams. In recognition of several of our strongest teams, the PKD Foundation presents the TeamFirst Awards to captains whose teams have raised $10,000 or more to support a cure for PKD.

Gold Level ($30,000 or more)

Bost Bunch – Pittsburgh

Silver Level ($20,000 – $29,999)

Ivan’s Investors for a PKD Cure – Tampa
Team Odyssey – New York City
Going for Geigers – Chicago

Bronze Level ($10,000 – $19,999)

Mike & Poppy’s All-Stars – New York City
Support a Cystah – Seattle
Team Rechter – South Florida
Team Pinnacle – Nashville
Three Peas in Pod – New York City
Team OC – Twin Cities
We are Family–The Sweetkrauts – San Antonio
Repa’s Kidney Kicker – St. Louis
Walkin’ with the Weismans – Cincinnati-Dayton
The Renal Avengers – Kansas City
Sack Pack – Nebraska
Krusell/Nelson & Phyllis Gray Family – National Capital
Team Clayton – Austin
A Lotta Mazzottas – Boston
Adam’s Apples – San Diego
InCYST a Cure – Baltimore
Producers-Irene Kolodny – Long Island
Our Feet are Your Foundation – Kansas City

2016 Visionaries

Visionaries are top fundraisers dedicated to advancing a cure for PKD. Individually, they raise $6,000 or more. They are people who are intensely devoted to the fight against PKD.

Leading Light ($20,000 or more)

Jean Bost
Harold Saul
Amy Manelli

Innovator ($10,000 – $19,999)

Lara Macklin
Amy Epstein
Bill Brazell
Michele Karl
Michael Rechter
Ana Repa
Joanne Jackson
Adam Saks

Pacesetter ($6,000 – $9,999)

Frank Condella, Jr.
Andrew Doughty
William Andrews
Kimberly Kiernan
Jacque English
Richard Moore

Will you join this list in 2017? TeamFirst is any team that raises more than $10,000. A Visionary is any individual who raises more than $6,000. Join us and unite to fight PKD!