How Does the Campaign Make an Impact?

How does the campaign make an impact?

Currently there is no cure for Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). The money raised from your donations and events will help fund vital research into understanding PKD and discovering treatments that can slow disease progression and prevent kidney failure.

Financial donations raised during the campaign will go towards research into PKD within each of the partner countries. For more information on research being conducted, get in touch with your national organisation.

Explore the History of PKD

 

  • 1533

    1533

    The first documented case of PKD dates back to Stefan Bathory, the King of Poland

  • 1800

    1800

    Dr Richard Bright, an English physician, first described polycystic kidneys in the early 1800’s

  • 1994

    1994

    Investigators first discover the location of the main gene that causes ADPKD

  • 1996

    1996

    The location of a second gene that causes ADPKD is discovered

  • 2002

    2002

    The gene that causes ARPKD is identified and fully characterised

  • 2004

    2004

    A drug is found that is shown to be effective in the prevention of kidney enlargement

  • 2008

    2008

    First global trial of a drug to treat, but not cure, PKD

  • 2012

    2012

    The results from the first global human clinical trials are published for a drug to treat, but not cure, PKD

  • 2016

    2016

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What is Give PKD the Bump?

What is Give PKD the Bump?

Two simple goals...

Give PKD the Bump has been developed with two simple goals

1
to drive
awareness

2
to raise
money

In achieving these goals, we will be able to fund essential medical research and provide support services for people with PKD.

How Can We Accomplish this?

The PKD fist is a symbol that shows that we are striving for fist-sized kidneys for everybody. Working together with you, we can achieve our mission through a culmination of fundraising and awareness activities.

It all starts with a fist bump...

Fundraising Events

Help us raise awareness of PKD in your local area. Holding an awareness event is not only a good excuse to have some fun, but is also a great way to help people to understand the condition and its impact on the lives of those affected. Fundraising events are an important way to spread awareness whilst raising money for PKD.

Find out how to get involved...

Social Media

We are increasing awareness of PKD through social media, shared by you and driven by the hashtag: #BumpPKD. The social element of the campaign reaches people across a range of media channels, such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, encouraging the public to get involved.

Posts with informative facts about PKD sit next to examples of how people are getting involved across Europe. You can get involved by ‘fist bumping’ with your family members and friends, before nominating three others in your network to do the same. By creating your own viral video you can help make people aware of PKD and encourage your friends to do the same

PKD Pin Badges

By purchasing a PKD pin badge you can show your support for the fight against PKD, as well as helping to raise money.

You can wear the pin badge with pride and find out more information about PKD from the accompanying leaflet.

Find out how to get your hands on one

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The Campaign

Give PKD the Bump:
The Campaign

Even though Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is the most common inherited kidney disease people are mostly unaware of it, and as a result fundraising is often limited.

The Give PKD the Bump campaign will spread awareness of PKD in a fun and simple way, providing the public with a number of different ways to get involved. The campaign aims to encourage charitable donations that will fund scientific research into understanding PKD and provide hope and support for people with PKD.

What is Give PKD the Bump?

Two simple goals...

Give PKD the Bump has been developed with two simple goals

1
to drive
awareness

2
to raise
money

In achieving these goals, we will be able to fund essential medical research and provide support services for people with PKD.

How Can We Accomplish this?

The PKD fist is a symbol that shows that we are striving for fist-sized kidneys for everybody. Working together with you, we can achieve our mission through a culmination of fundraising and awareness activities.

It all starts with a fist bump...

Fundraising Events

Help us raise awareness of PKD in your local area. Holding an awareness event is not only a good excuse to have some fun, but is also a great way to help people to understand the condition and its impact on the lives of those affected. Fundraising events are an important way to spread awareness whilst raising money for PKD.

Find out how to get involved...

Social Media

We are increasing awareness of PKD through social media, shared by you and driven by the hashtag: #BumpPKD. The social element of the campaign reaches people across a range of media channels, such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, encouraging the public to get involved.

Posts with informative facts about PKD sit next to examples of how people are getting involved across Europe. You can get involved by ‘fist bumping’ with your family members and friends, before nominating three others in your network to do the same. By creating your own viral video you can help make people aware of PKD and encourage your friends to do the same

PKD Pin Badges

By purchasing a PKD pin badge you can show your support for the fight against PKD, as well as helping to raise money.

You can wear the pin badge with pride and find out more information about PKD from the accompanying leaflet.

Find out how to get your hands on one

National patient organisations

Give PKD the Bump is an international campaign that brings people from across Europe together to raise awareness and funds for research into PKD.

United Kingdom

Germany

Spain

France

Switzerland

Italy

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PKD International is a global network of patient organisations dedicated to advocating for patients and families affected by all forms of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). PKD International is a non-profit, non-governmental association registered in Geneva, Switzerland.

www.pkdinternational.org