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 2019 PKD Foundation Heroes listed below.

2019 top 10 Walk for PKD events

The Walk for PKD Events in these cities were the top 10 in fundraising for 2019. Congratulations to the people that made these events the best in the country!

  • Chicago — $127,882.35
  • Boston — $107,512.30
  • San Antonio — $84,409.88
  • New York City — $69,736.17
  • Pittsburgh — $58,325.59
  • North Texas — $56,305.08
  • Tampa — $51,808.66
  • Twin Cities — $45,971.05
  • Kansas City — $45,842.16
  • Houston — $43,430.26

2019 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+)

  • Going for Geigers — Chicago
  • Ivan’s Investors for a PKD Cure — Tampa

Silver Level ($20,000 — $29,999)

  • Bost Bunch — Pittsburgh
  • Patti’s Partners to Find a Cure for PKD — San Antonio

Bronze Level ($10,000 — $19,999)

  • Adam’s Apples — San Diego
  • A Lotta Mazzottas — Boston
  • DiCarlo Family — Orange County
  • Krusell, Nelson & Phyllis Gray Family — National Capital
  • Marilyn’s Marchers — Houston
  • Meredith’s Minions — Milwaukee
  • Mike & Poppy’s All Stars — New York City
  • Renal Avengers — Kansas City
  • Sack Pack — Nebraska
  • Team OC — Twin Cities
  • Team Odyssey — New York City
  • Team Pinnacle — Nashville
  • Team Tenacity — South Florida
  • Three Peas in a Pod — Hudson Valley
  • We are Family — San Antonio

2019 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+)

  • Jean Bost — Pittsburgh
  • Amy Manelli — Chicago
  • Mark Ruffin — San Antonio
  • Harold Saul — Tampa

Innovator ($10,000 — $19,999)

  • Bill Brazell — New York City
  • Yvonne DiCarlo-Clemens — Orange County
  • Amy Epstein — New York City
  • Michele Karl — Hudson Valley
  • Kevin O’Connor — Twin Cities
  • Adam Saks — San Diego
  • Jacquelyn Katz — South Florida

Pacesetter ($6,000 — $9,999)

  • Frank Condella — Boston
  • Betsy Cook — North Texas
  • Judy Ehrlich — Boston
  • Courtney Grace — Western New York
  • Nicole Manelli — Chicago
  • Quinn Manelli — Chicago
  • Christine Massey — New Jersey
  • Ed McVey — Milwaukee
  • Susan North — Los Angeles
  • Ana Repa — St. Louis
  • Mario Sloley — New York City

 

Will you join this list in 2020? 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!