How to fundraise
More than 10,000 walkers strong, the Walks are the largest gathering of PKD patients, family, friends, researchers, healthcare providers, and supporters. As the largest private funder of PKD research, we rely on fundraisers to help us #endPKD.
Become a Team Captain
Register for your local Walk and invite your friends, family, and coworkers to join your team. Download our Team Captain Handbook for fundraising tips and Walk information.
Share your story
Once you are registered for a Walk, you will have access to a personal fundraising page. Make sure to update it with your story and why PKD matters to you.
Make sure to share your fundraising page on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and any other community you’re a part of.
Make it a family affair
There are many ways for kids to help fundraise! Here are a few ideas:
- Lemonade stands
- Neighborhood car washes
- Chores for donations
- Asking for donations instead of birthday gifts
Thank you to our award-winning teams!
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+)
Patti’s Partners to Find a Cure for PKD — San Antonio
Silver Level ($20,000 – $29,999)
Bost Bunch — Pittsburgh
Ivan’s Investors for a PKD Cure
Bronze Level ($10,000 – $19,999)
A Lotta Mazzottas — Boston
Adam’s Apples — San Diego
DiCarlo Family — Orange County
Going for Geigers — Chicago
Marilyn’s Marchers — Houston
Meredith’s Minions — Milwaukee
Mike & Poppy’s All Stars — New York City
Nelson Krusell & Phyllis Gray Family — National Capital
Producers — Long Island
Repa Kidney Kickers — St. Louis
Team Funke — Los Angeles
Team Tenacity — South Florida
Team OC — Twin Cities
Three Peas in a Pod — Hudson Valley
UT Health SA Nephrology — San Antonio
Women’s Council of Realtors — Western New York
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
Mark Ruffin — San Antonio
Innovator ($10,000 – $19,999)
Adam Saks — San Diego
Ana Repa — St. Louis
Bill Brazel — New York City
Harold Saul — Tampa
Jacquelyn Kossar — South Florida
Michele Karl — Hudson Valley
Pacesetter ($6,000 – $9,999)
CJ Everett — San Antonio
Edward McVey — Milwaukee
Frank Condella — Boston
Jeri Netter Henoch — Chicago
Kevin O’Connor — Twin Cities
Kristin Caputo — Charlotte
Susan North — Los Angeles