$1 million

is our 2021 fundraising goal



of Walk donations fund
PKD research


With over 50 events across the country and over 10,000 participants, the nation’s largest gathering of the PKD community is our signature fundraising and public awareness event—the Walk for PKD.

Since 2000, the Walk for PKD has raised over $33 million for PKD research.

Recently, dollars raised for research have gone toward:

  • Funding 19 researchers through $2.87 million in grants in 2020
  • Supporting the expansion of the ADPKD Registry
  • Expanding our leadership role in the Polycystic Kidney Disease Outcomes Consortium (PKDOC)

Join us during our 10 Days. 1 Goal. virtual Walk event this year and help us move PKD research forward.

OCT 8–17
Virtual Walk


Fundraise Friday

Kick off the Walk by setting a personal fundraising challenge like raising $500 through Facebook or recruiting 10 donors in 10 days.

Chalk the Walk

Use chalk to raise PKD awareness in your local community and tag us in the photo!

SUN 10
Why We Walk: Research Spotlight


100% of donations fund PKD Research and research is critical to ending PKD. Support the Walk by sharing one of our research facts and encouraging your friends and family to donate.

MON 11
Mission Monday


Our mission is to fund research, advocate for patients, and build a community for all impacted by PKD. Today, we will be sharing stories from our community and encourage you to share your own.

TUE 12
T-shirt Tuesday


Wear your favorite Walk for PKD or PKD awareness t-shirt and tag us in the photo!

WED 13
Halfway Hump Day

We’re halfway through our 10-day
event! Tune in to our mid-Walk update
this evening on Facebook at 6 p.m. CDT.

THU 14
Throwback Thursday


Many of our teams have been
walking for years. Tag us in your
best throwback photo!

FRI 15
Why We Walk: Fundraise Friday

#WhyWeWalk #FundraiseFriday

Help us raise $1 million for PKD research! Share your “Why” with your community and ask them to help you meet your fundraising goal.

SAT 16
Squad Saturday

#SquadSaturday #PetsforPKD

Gather your team, friends, family,
and pets! Walking with your squad puts the “fun” in “fundraising.”

SUN 17
Finish Line Sunday


A cure is our finish line. Help us cross it by sharing your fundraising page with your friends and family one last time!

Top fundraisers


Zinnert Zoo $2,969
March Blackout $2,203
Marilyn’s Marchers $1,547
We Are Family $1,190
Patti's Partners to Find a Cure for PKD $1,147


Peggy Robinson $2,761
Christianne Disser $1,547
Patti Ruffin $1,147
Jean Sommer $1,103
Marlene Yeldell $1,000
Want to know how to make it on this list? Start a fundraiser and earn your place!

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National presenting sponsor

100% of Walk donations go toward PKD research.

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