Event details

Will the Walk for PKD take place in 2021?

Yes! We’re moving forward with plans to host the Walk for PKD virtually this fall. The health and safety of our participants, staff and volunteers remain our top priorities as we make decisions about event details in your community, and we’ll continue to offer information and ideas on how to participate. Register today and be the first to know about Walk for PKD details.  

How can I participate Walk for PKD this year?

Thank you for joining us! Below are some ways to get involved in this year’s virtual Walk for PKD.

  • Register and fundraise! You can find your local Walk for PKD by clicking the purple “Find my local Walk” button above or at walkforpkd.org
  • Daily Walk for PKD activities! Download the 10 Days. One Goal. event agenda to see all the fun activities scheduled and ways you can engage. Don’t forget to hashtag #WalkforPKD when posting on social media.
  • Fundraising resources! Find links and downloads to help you and your team find success in your participation through fundraising on our fundraising tools page. Reach your goal, share your progress, and celebrate your success!
  • Walk with us! Find a park, trail, or even a sidewalk in your neighborhood and walk anytime and any distance you’d like. Bring along the dog, kids, family or friends; anyone you feel safe and comfortable raising awareness with. Put on your favorite Walk for PKD shirt or teal awareness outfit, download your I WALK FOR sign, and step out for the Walk for PKD!
How do I receive a Walk for PKD t-shirt?

There are two opportunities to fundraise for this year’s Walk for PKD t-shirt:

  1. To receive a t-shirt prior to the Walk for PKD on Oct. 8, registered participants have through Sept. 1 to fundraise $100 or more.
  2. If $100 in fundraising is reached between Sept. 1 – Oct. 20, registered participants will have a second opportunity to receive a shirt after the Walk for PKD ends.

Every registered participant that reaches $100 or more in individual fundraising will receive an email that contains a link and code to redeem their 2021 Walk for PKD t-shirt. Team totals and non-registered donors do not qualify for t-shirt redemption.

T-shirt redemption emails will be sent to the email address used at registration. The code you receive in your redemption email will expire one (1) week after delivery to your inbox, so please be sure to redeem your shirt within one week of being received.

T-shirt incentive fundraising ends on October 20, 2021.

How do I receive a prize for my fundraising?

As a thank you for raising funds and awareness, all registered participants are eligible to earn Walk for PKD prizes!

Walk for PKD participants who register and fundraise $250 or more are eligible to redeem one prize based on their individual fundraising total. Team totals and non-registered donors do not qualify for Walk for PKD prizes. You can view this year’s prizes and more information on our Walk for PKD prize site.

Qualifying participants will receive an email after the event which contains a link and code to redeem one 2021 Walk for PKD prize. Redemption emails will be sent to the email address used at registration. The code you receive in your redemption email will expire two (2) weeks after delivery to your inbox so please be sure to redeem your prize within two weeks of being received. 

Prize incentive fundraising ends October 25, 2021. 

Registration

Do I need to register for my local Walk for PKD since it's virtual?

Yes, even though the event is virtual, you need to register to create your fundraising page. Sign up as an individual, join a team or create a team. 100% of the donations you raise will fund crucial PKD research.

I participated last year; do I need to register again this year?

Yes. We create new local Walk event pages each year. This means, to join the fun, you will need to bring back your team, or start your fundraising page for the new event.

Find your local Walk for PKD by clicking the purple “Register or Donate to a Walk” button on walkforpkd.org.

Returning walkers, please note:
For the best experience, please use your 2020 email address when registering for this year’s event.

I forgot my login information from last year.

No problem! Forgot what email you used? Reach out to our staff at walkforpkd@pkdcure.org and we’ll be able to help you.

To reset your password, go to login.classy.org and click on “forgot password,” follow the prompts to reset your password.

What are the login requirements?

Your username will be the email address you entered during registration.

Your password must consist of the following:

  • Minimum of 8 characters
  • At least one letter
  • At least one number
  • At least one special character: ~”\’!?@#$%&*()-_=+{};:,.>[] 
Is there a registration fee?

There is no registration fee for the Walk for PKD. Instead, we encourage participants to make a personal donation and ask their friends and family to donate.

How do I register myself online?

To register online, go to walkforpkd.org. Click “Register or Donate to a Walk.” Select a Walk for PKD location or join the Virtual Walk if there is not an event in your area. On the local event page, click “Register.”

You’ll be asked to register in one of three ways – As an Individual, Join a Team, or Create a Team. Choose the registration option that best suits you and follow the flow to complete your registration.

Step by step PDF guides:

How to Register — Individuals

How to Register — Team Members (Join a Team)

How to Register — Team Captains

  1. Go to walkforpkd.org and click “Register or Donate to a Walk” Once on the local event page, click the “Register” button.
  2. Select the registration path that best suits you:
    • Individual: Select this option if you will not be joining or starting a team
    • Join a team: Select this option if you want to join an existing team
      • Use the dropdown menu to select the team you want to join or search for your team in the search field.
    • Create a team: Select this option if you want to bring back your team from last year or create a new team
  3. Enter your team name and set your goal
  4. Select your registration type (adult or child)
  5. Enter the name and email address of the attendee
  6. Decide to kick-start your fundraising with a self-donation or skip to the next step
  7. At check out, enter the name, email address and mailing address of the person completing the registration.
  8. Once registration is complete, you’ll receive two emails.
    • Email #1: Your registration confirmation
    • Email #2: Instructions on how to claim and customize your personal fundraising page. This email will help you set up your new login and fundraising page for 2020.
How do I register family members online?

To register family members, you will add multiple tickets during the first step of your online registration. You can add another adult or your children to your registration by clicking the “+” sign next to the adult or child ticket type. You will add their names and email addresses to be associated with their registration later in the registration process.

As the team captain, how do I start my team?

To register yourself and start your team, go to walkforpkd.org and click “Register or Donate to a Walk.” Once on the local event page, click “Register.”

You will be given three registration options – select “Create a Team” option.

Enter your team name and set your team goal. Follow the registration flow to complete your registration.

Step-by-step guide: How to register – Team Captain

I registered as an individual but would like to join/start a team. How can I do that?

If you have already registered for your local Walk for PKD as an individual but would like to start or join a team, you can  make that change in your participant center.

  1. Visit your local Walk for PKD webpage and click on the “LOGIN” button in the upper righthand corner of the page.
  2. Once logged in, click on the “Go To” button and select your fundraising page.
  3. Click on the “MANAGE” button at the top of the page.
  4. Select the “OVERVIEW” tab and scroll down until you see a tab that says “Team Fundraising” and select it.
  5. Click the “JOIN OR CREATE A TEAM” button.
  6. Select “Join a team” if you are joining an existing team. Or select “Create a team” if you are starting a new team.
  7. Complete the remaining prompts.

Still having trouble? Email walkforpkd@pkd.org and we would be happy to add you to the team of your choice.

Fundraising and donations

How do I get started fundraising?

People want to hear your story! Get started by sharing why finding treatments and a cure for PKD is important to you. Post your story and photo on your personal fundraising page. Share your updated fundraising page with your friends, family, neighbors, and others via email, social media, and word of mouth.

Overcoming Fundraising Fears

How do I turn in checks and cash that I received for my Walk for PKD fundraising?

Please mail cash and check donations to the PKD Foundation with the offline donation form. Download the form and fill out the information. Please be sure all checks are made out to PKD Foundation.

Mail donations and form to:
PKD Foundation
Attn: Walk for PKD
P.O. Box 871847
Kansas City, MO 64187

Donation Submission Form

Where do my fundraising dollars go?

100% of funds raised through the Walk for PKD go to fund crucial PKD research. See this page for more information on our recently funded research.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes! PKD Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your email donation receipt as your official record. The receipt will be sent to the email address you provided upon successful completion of your donation.

Can my donation be matched by my employer?

Many employers offer programs to match charitable contributions made by their employees. These matching gifts are an opportunity maximize your donation and increase funding for PKD research. 

Once the matched donation is received and processed by the PKD Foundation, the donation will be credited to the participant, team, or specified event. Some companies release matching funds on a weekly, monthly or quarterly basis so please allow sufficient time for the contribution to be processed.  

Will I receive a receipt with my donation?

A donation receipt will be sent to you at the email address you provide at checkout. This serves as a receipt for your donation. Please be sure to keep a copy of your receipts for tax purposes.

Is my online donation secure?

Yes! Your credit card number is never available to the PKD Foundation or Classy. Your card information is encrypted using industry-standard SSL technology to protect your information and provide a safe and secure environment for online donations. We will not sell, trade or share your personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.

Can I donate monthly to my team/personal page/my local Walk for PKD?

Yes, you can! Choose an amount to give each month and we will automatically bill your credit or debit card. On the Walk for PKD donation page or during your registration check out, select the “DONATE MONTHLY” button instead of the “DONATE ONCE” button. Select the amount you would like to donate or enter a custom donation amount, complete the remaining donation details, click “GIVE NOW,” and your monthly donation will be processed.

Can I make updates to my monthly donation?

Updates to your payment information 

As a supporter, you can edit your credit card and billing information for your recurring donation.

Here’s how:

  1. Sign in to your Classy account
  2. Navigate to the Recurring Donations section
  3. Select “Edit Donation” under the recurring donation you want to edit
  4. From here you can edit your credit card information and billing address for your recurring donation. Click “Save” to update your donation information.

Changing your donation amount

If you would like to update the amount that you give or cancel your monthly donation, please contact us at pkdcure@pkdcure.org or 1.800.753.2873, option 3 and we would be happy to assist you.

Can I donate to the Walk for PKD in honor or memory of someone?

Of course! Check the box next to “Dedicate my donation in honor or in memory of someone” on the Walk for PKD donation page. You will then be prompted to enter the name of the honoree and be given the opportunity to send a personal email message to a recipient.

New this year! You can add an ecard image along with your personal message to the recipient.

How do I link a Facebook fundraiser to my Walk fundraising page?

Linking a Facebook fundraiser to your Walk fundraising page is a great way to extend your network of supporters.

How to link a Facebook Fundraiser to a Walk fundraising page

  1. Register for your local Walk
  2. Access your fundraising page via your local Walk page
  3. Login at the top-right of the page, if you haven’t already
  4. Select “MANAGE” at the top-right of your page
  5. Select the Facebook tab in your participant center
  6. Select the “CREATE” button
    Tip: if you use Safari as your web browser, you may see an endless processing screen. To fix this, go to your address bar and look for a blocked pop-up notification. Select it and allow the pop-up to display to create your Fundraising page.
  7. When Facebook login prompt appears, log in if you haven’t already
  8. Make sure the “Manage your Fundraisers” toggle is on
    Note: To create a Facebook fundraising page, you’ll need to have the Manage Your Fundraisers toggle enabled. If you do not enable the toggle and try to create a page, you may see an error message.
  9. Once you complete these steps, your Facebook fundraising page will be created automatically and appear on your Facebook activity feed. Select “View” on the tile that appears to visit your Facebook fundraising page
  10. From there, you can share both your Walk fundraising page and Facebook fundraising page with friends and family to gather donations

Now all that’s left is to watch your fundraising grow!

Why don't I see my Facebook fundraiser donor names on my Walk fundraising page?

While donations from Facebook will flow to your fundraising page in real-time, it will take approximately three days for your donor names sync to your Walk fundraising page in Classy.

You will be able to see donations and names in your Facebook fundraiser in real-time.

Fundraising page support

How do I create my account to edit my page?

Once you complete registration, you’ll receive an email with the subject line: Personalize your fundraising page! You’ll need to set up a login to edit your personal and/or team page.

Please note: The link to claim your page expires in five days. If you do not claim your page in time, you can still create an account. See “My claim your page link has expired” FAQ for instructions.

To claim your page:

  1. Click on the CLAIM YOUR FUNDRAISING PAGE button on the bottom of the email.
  2. Following the prompts, click on CLAIM ACCOUNT.
  3. In the new browser window, create a password and click SIGN UP.
  4. Click CONTINUE to access your supporter profile.
  5. Click “view” on your personal page to access your participant center and manage your page.
The link in my "personalize your fundraising page" email has expired.

You can still claim your page and start your account without the link.

To claim your page without the email link:

  1. Go to login.classy.org
  2. Select “forgot password.”
  3. Enter the email address you used when you registered and click send.
  4. You’ll receive an email with your magic code. Once received, copy that code and navigate back to the password reset window.
  5. Paste the code into the open field and submit the code.
  6. Follow the prompts to enter your new password.
  7. You should now be able to see your fundraising page. Click the “view” link to navigate to your page.
  8. On your fundraising page, click GO TO or MANAGE to access your participant center.
I’m having trouble logging in to my participant center.

If you are have trouble logging in after you’ve “claimed your page,” and have confirmed your password is correct, check your browser’s third party cookie settings.

In Chrome: Disable “Block third party cookies” and clear cache

In Safari: Ensure the cross-site tracking tool is disabled and clear cache

In Microsoft Edge: Select “Don’t block cookies” in the Cookies drop down menu and clear cache

How do I edit my story to my personal fundraising page?
  1. Visit your local Walk for PKD webpage and click on the “LOGIN” button in the upper right hand corner of the page.
  2. Once logged in, click on the “Go to” button and choose the page you would like to update.
  3. Then, click on the “MANAGE” button at the top of the page.
  4. Select the “STORY” tab to upload your personal story to your fundraising page.
  5. Be sure to click the “SAVE” button at the bottom of the page when you are finished making your changes.
How do I edit my team page and update my team goal?
  1. Visit your local Walk for PKD webpage and click on the “LOGIN” button in the upper right hand corner of the page.
  2. Once logged in, click on the “Go to” button and choose your team page in the drop down.
  3. Click on the “MANAGE” button at the top of the page.
  4. Select the “DETAILS” tab to upload your team picture and/or edit your team goal.
  5. Select the “STORY” tab to upload your team story to your team fundraising page.
  6. Be sure to click the “SAVE” button at the bottom of each page when you are finished making your changes.
How do I access my 2020 fundraising/team page information?

If you need additional assistance recovering the 2020 information, please contact us at walkforpkd@pkdcure.org or 1.800.753.2873 option #2 and we would be happy to help you. Profile photos are not an item we can recover as they are pulled from your own personal device.

Can I use the vanity URL I created for my fundraising/team page last year for my new 2021 page(s)?

Vanity URLs are unique to a page. There can’t be duplicate URLs, otherwise the page will not redirect correctly.
If you want to use the same URL as last year, our staff will need to remove the vanity URL on your 2020 page. Email us at walkforpkd@pkdcure.org and we will take care of that for you.

How do I upload a photo or change my fundraising goal on my personal fundraising page?
  1. Visit your local Walk for PKD webpage and click on the “LOGIN” button in the upper right hand corner of the page.
  2. Once logged in, click on the “Go to” button and choose the page you would like to update.
  3. Then, click on the “MANAGE” button at the top of the page.
  4. Select the “DETAILS” tab to upload your picture and/or edit your goal.
  5. Be sure to click the “SAVE” button at the bottom of the page when you are finished making your changes.

Please note: For best quality, use a 300 x 300 px image, no bigger than 2MB.

How do I add a video to my fundraising page?
  1. Visit your local Walk for PKD webpage and click on the “LOGIN” button in the upper right hand corner of the page.
  2. Once logged into your account, click “View” below the relevant fundraising team or individual page.
  3. Once on the page, click “Manage” in the top right corner.
  4. Click into the “Story” tab.
  5. Use the camera icon in the toolbar below the text block and paste the URL to a Youtube or Vimeo video.
  6. To add a video as an Update on your page’s activity feed, toggle into the “Updates” tab from the “Story” section and click “Create New Update.”
  7. Follow the steps above to add a video as an update.
How do I share my fundraising page?

There are two ways to share your fundraising page with your friends or family:

Option 1

1. Go to the fundraising page you would like to share.

2. Copy the link from the address bar at the top of the screen.

3. Paste the link into an email, Facebook post, text message or other platform. Don’t forget to ask your friends to donate!

Option 2

1. Go to the fundraising page you would like to share.

2. On mobile, select the menu button  at the top right of the page and then click “Share this page.”

3. For all devices, select the small arrow pointing right.

4. Select how you would like to share your page: Facebook, Twitter, email, text (on mobile only).

General

Can my company sponsor the Walk for PKD?

We continue to look to companies to help lead in their community and in the fight to end PKD. If you or your employer is interested in sponsoring an event, please send us your information by completing the Walk for PKD Sponsorship Agreement. Sponsors can also complete their information using the online agreement. For questions in regards to sponsorship, please contact us at walkforpkd@pkdcure.org

How do I fix an incorrect email address?

If your email is entered incorrectly at registration or when making a donation, please contact us at walkforpkd@pkdcure.org and we will correct the error for you.

Additional questions?

Contact us at walkforpkd@pkdcure.org or 1.800.753.2873, option 2 and we would be happy to assist you.

100% of Walk donations go toward PKD research.

Get involved with the PKD Foundation.