FAQs

Registration

Do I need to register for my local Walk for PKD?

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.

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 forgot to join a team during my registration. How do I add myself to a team now?

If you have already registered for your local Walk for PKD but would like to join an existing team, please contact us at 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.

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! 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 is processed.

How will I be charged for my online donation?

Choose an amount to give each month and we will automatically bill your credit or debit card.

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.

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.

Fundraising page support

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.
How do I upload 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 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.
Can I access my photo and story from my 2019 fundraising page?

If you need assistance recovering the story you used on your 2019 fundraising, 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 might have pulled from Facebook or your own personal device.

General

Can my company sponsor the Walk for 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 the agreement form online. Online agreement. For questions in regards to sponsorship, please contact us at walkforpkd@pkdcure.org.

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.

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