What is the PKD Challenge?

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a chronic, genetic disease that causes fluid-filled cysts in the kidneys that often lead to kidney failure. There is no cure. In 2018, the very first treatment for ADPKD was approved, but we still have so much to do!

This month for National Kidney Month, we’re challenging the PKD community to come together and help spread the word about polycystic kidney disease. Join us as we take on a new challenge each week, bringing awareness to PKD and raising funds for research that can discover more treatments and a cure!

For each completed challenge, you will be entered into a drawing for PKD swag and earn PKD Challenge Champion bragging rights!

Check out the guidelines for each challenge!

What is the PKD Challenge?

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a chronic, genetic disease that causes fluid-filled cysts in the kidneys that often lead to kidney failure. There is no cure. In 2018, the very first treatment for ADPKD was approved, but we still have so much to do!

This month for National Kidney Month, we’re challenging the PKD community to come together and help spread the word about polycystic kidney disease. Join us as we take on a new challenge each week, bringing awareness of PKD and raising funds for research that can discover more treatments and a cure!

For each completed challenge, you will be entered into a drawing for PKD swag and earn PKD Challenge Champion bragging rights!

Check out the guidelines for each challenge!

Use your social media to raise awareness of polycystic kidney disease.

Select our Facebook #endPKD profile frame.

Share PKD fact graphics.

Share this video about PKD on Facebook or visit our YouTube channel to share across your social media.

Show you’re a PKD Challenger — add this cover image.

Select our Facebook #endPKD profile frame.

Share this video about PKD on Facebook or visit our YouTube channel to share across your social media.

Share PKD fact graphics.

Show you’re a PKD Challenger — add this cover image.

Use your social media to raise awareness about polycystic kidney disease.

Select our Facebook #endPKD profile frame.

Share PKD fact graphics.

Share this video about PKD on Facebook or visit our YouTube channel to share across your social media.

Show you’re a PKD Challenger —  add this cover image.

Get decked out in your PKD gear on World Kidney Day and post a snapshot to social media. Make sure to tag PKD Foundation and use these hashtags: #NationalKidneyMonth and #PKDChallenge.

In honor of National Kidney Month, enjoy free shipping through March 14!

Get decked out in your PKD gear on World Kidney Day and post a snapshot to social media. Make sure to tag PKD Foundation and use these hashtags: #NationalKidneyMonth and #PKDChallenge.

In honor of National Kidney Month, enjoy free shipping through March 14!

We challenge you to tell someone new! Try using graphics and videos from week one or check out our resources page.

Take a picture with the person you tell, then share your experience on social media and via our online portal!

We challenge you to tell someone new! Try using graphics and videos from week one or check out our resources page.

Take a picture with the person you tell, then share your experience on social media and via our online portal!

Turn your passion into action! Join #teamPKD this National Kidney Month and start planning your fundraiser today.

You can make a difference during National Kidney Month! When you give to the PKD Foundation, you further our mission to give hope by helping us fund research, advocate for patients and build a community for all impacted by polycystic kidney disease (PKD).