Why we walk

Experience what it’s like to be part of a one-of-a-kind movement at this year’s Walk for PKD. Together, we walk to fund PKD research, raise awareness, build community, and improve the lives of those living with PKD. Last year, fundraisers raised over $1 million dollars, making it possible to fund 20% more research.

As we join for the largest gathering of people affected by PKD, we’re excited to celebrate why you walk. Watch this video and be inspired as dedicated Walkers share their story.

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Why do you walk for PKD?

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What your fundraising supports

100% of funds raised at the walk go toward PKD research.

At the PKD Foundation, our vision is to end PKD. To achieve this, more PKD research is needed. Over the past 40 years, we’ve evolved from not only a funder, but a doer of research. Since 1982, we’ve proudly funded nearly $55 million in PKD research and leveraged $1.8 billion in government funding. Our grant and fellowship program improves researchers’ understanding of the disease to drive new treatments.

Here are just some ways the money raised from the Walk for PKD has helped make an impact:

  • Aiding in growing research grant funding by 20%, an increase from eight to ten projects being awarded this year. 
  • Expanding and accelerating the Registry program to collect new kinds of valuable and impactful data, allowing us to understand and drive better research and treatments regarding PKD.
  • Leading a meeting with the FDA to highlight the ARPKD patient voice and accelerate research in ARPKD.
Join us and help us move PKD research forward.

100% of Walk donations go toward PKD research.

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