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Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada, 2011/08/10 - Nation-wide effort aims to raise more than CDN$60,000 for PKD research - EndPKD.ca.
Mr. Todd Dennis, City Councillor (Ward 6), will attend Guelph’s very first Walk for PKD (polycystic kidney disease) for the official ribbon cutting ceremony.
“I believe strongly in volunteering and participating in community, city and industry organizations,” he said. Mr. Dennis has been a resident of Guelph since 2002.
At Riverside Park in Guelph at noon on Saturday, September 10, 2011, registration takes place for the walk to raise funds for research on PKD. The walk starts promptly at 1pm and will be followed by a post-walk BBQ for registered participants, sponsored by Money Direct.
A launch party will be held at Boston Pizza on Woodlawn Road West in Guelph, on Wednesday, August 17 at 6:30pm.
The public is encouraged to attend informational support meetings hosted by the newly established Hamilton Chapter of the PKD Foundation of Canada.
Globally, some 12.5 million people have PKD; Thousands of North Americans take to the streets every year raising funds to find a cure for it. Donations also can be made online by visiting the website.
Polycystic kidney disease is one of the most common, life-threatening, genetic diseases. PKD causes cysts to grow in the kidneys and eventually can lead to kidney failure. Today, dialysis and/or kidney transplantation are the only treatment options.
The not-for-profit PKD Foundation of Canada (endpkd.ca) leads the national fight against PKD through research funding, advocacy, patient education and support. The Walk for PKD takes place in 60 cities worldwide.