Help move polycystic kidney disease research forward Oct. 6

Since 2000, the Walk for PKD has raised nearly $30 million.

pkd streamBirmingham-area residents will join thousands nationwide to come together and walk in support of those affected by polycystic kidney disease Oct. 6, with the annual Birmingham Walk for PKD. PKD is one of the most common, life-threatening genetic kidney diseases. It affects thousands in America and millions worldwide who are in urgent need of treatments and a cure. It is the fourth leading cause of kidney failure.

Sponsored by the PKD Foundation, the 2018 Birmingham Walk for PKD is planned for Saturday, Oct. 6, at Heardmont Park with PKD patients, their families and friends, and members of the PKD medical community fundraising and walking together to unite to fight and end PKD. Registration is at 9 a.m. with the walk beginning at 10 a.m.

The annual Walk for PKD is the signature fundraising and public awareness event for the PKD Foundation and is the largest gathering of PKD patients, family, friends and supporters — more than 11,000 strong. The Walk for PKD is hosted in more than 50 cities nationwide. Since 2000, the Walk for PKD has raised nearly $30 million. One hundred percent of the funds raised from the Walk go to PKD research to help find treatments and a cure.

To donate or register for the Birmingham Walk for PKD, visit the official event page.