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 2017 PKD Foundation Heroes listed below.

2017 top 10 Walk for PKD events

The Walk for PKD Events in these cities were the top 10 in fundraising for 2017. Congratulations to the people that made these events the best in the country!

New York City – $226,652.20
Chicago – $142,954.10
Boston – $115,807.52
North Texas – $86,554.86
Los Angeles – $75,346.00
Pittsburgh – $74,701.09
San Antonio – $61,967.71
Sacramento – $57,009.97
Kansas City – $55,617.08
Cincinnati-Dayton – $55,474.60

2017 TeamFirst

The only way to further 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 advancing treatment and finding a cure for PKD.

Gold Level ($30,000 or more)

Going for Geigers – Chicago
Alex’s Guys – New York City
Mike & Poppy’s All-Stars – New York City

Silver Level ($20,000 – $29,999)

Ivan’s Investors for a PKD Cure – Tampa
Bost Bunch – Pittsburgh
Oak Islanders – Los Angeles
Walkin’ with the Wiesmans – Cincinnati-Dayton
Team Rechter – South Florida
Three Peas in a Pod –New York City

Bronze Level ($10,000 – $19,999)

Team OC – Twin Cities
Repa’s Kidney Kicker – St. Louis
Sack Pack – Nebraska
Adam’s Apples – San Deigo
Support A Cystah – Seattle
Hunting for a Cure – Rhode Island
Hogans Hero – Boston
Krusell/Nelson & Phyllis Gray Family – National Capital
A Lotta Mazzottas – Boston
We are Family—The Sweetkrauts – San Antonio
Meredith’s Minions – Milwaukee
Team Orange County – Los Angeles
Doey’s Dream Team – New Jersey Walk

2017 Visionaries

Visionaries are top fundraisers dedicated to advancing treatment and finding 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)

Amy Manelli
Bill Brazell
Jean Bost
Harold Saul
Anne Ryan

Innovator ($10,000 – $19,999)

Michele Karl
Adam Saks
Andrew Doughty
Lara Macklin
Kathy Herritt
Logan Wiesman
Katherine Pinho

Pacesetter ($6,000 – $9,999)

William Andrews
Frank Condella, Jr.
Edward McVey
Michael Rechter
Brian Campbell

Will you join this list in 2018? 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!