2019 St. Louis Walk for PKD
The 2019 St. Louis Walk for PKD is Sunday, October 13 at Tower Grove Park, Sons of Rest Pavilion, St. Louis, Missouri. The park main entrance is off of South Grand Boulevard and between Magnolia Avenue and Arsenal Street. Visit: https://www.walkforpkd.org/stlouis to register or donate on-line.
The annual Walk for PKD is the signature fundraising and public awareness event for the PKD Foundation - St. Louis Chapter. There are hundreds of thousands in America and millions worldwide who have polycystic kidney disease (PKD).
100% of each donation funds life-saving research. Walk with us so we can bring treatments to patients faster.
Fun activities include face painting, tattoos, kid’s activity table, tic-tac-toe, Way Cool Balloons twist artist, Chapter table, suggested books to read, PKD Trivia, Physicians Q&A, and blood pressure station. Bottle water, bagels, apples, cookies, tea, lemonade, and snow cones will be provided.
9:30-11:00 AM Check-in or registration
10:30 AM Penny Kids Dash
10:40 AM Opening Cermony
11:00 AM Ribbon cutting & walking 1.5-mile flat route
11:20 AM Snow cones and Raising Cane's freshly brewed tea and freshly squeezed lemonade
12:30 PM Event ends
About PKD: PKD is a life-threatening genetic kidney disease which causes cysts to grow in the kidneys, eventually leading to kidney failure. Once a person has kidney failure, transplant or dialysis are the only options to treat the damage the disease has caused. Parents with the disease have a 50 percent chance of passing it on to each of their children. Approximately 10 percent of the people diagnosed with PKD have no family history of the disease, with PKD developing as a spontaneous (new) mutation. A relatively rare form of PKD, autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD), affects approximately 1 in 20,000 children, and often causes death in the first month of life.
About the St. Louis PKD Chapter: We meet in Webster Groves, Missouri, the 2nd Monday of the month unless there is a conflict or winter break. We are a positive group which provides support, education, and fundraising opportunities to PKD patients and their families. Visit https://www.pkdcure.org/chapter/st-louis/.
About the PKD Foundation: The PKD Foundation is the only organization in the United States solely dedicated to finding treatments and a cure for PKD to improve the lives of those it affects. We do this through promoting research, support, education, advocacy, and awareness. For more information about PKD and the PKD Foundation, visit https://www.pkdcure.org or call 1.800.PKD.CURE (753.2873).
4256 Magnolia Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110