Guelph City Councillor Supports First Annual Walk for PKD in September

Todd Dennis will participate in the PKD Foundation of Canada’s nation-wide efforts to raise more than CDN$60,000 for research on polycystic kidney disease in 2011.

Guelph, Canada, August 13, 2011 --( 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. The goal of the September Walk is to raise public awareness, and funds for research on PKD.

“I believe strongly in volunteering and participating in community, city and industry organizations,” he said. Dennis has been a Guelph resident since 2002.

Registration takes place at Riverside Park in Guelph at noon on Saturday, September 10, 2011. The walk starts promptly at 1pm and will be followed by a post-walk BBQ for registered participants, courtesy of Money Direct.

A pre-launch party will be held at Boston Pizza on Woodlawn Road West in Guelph in mid-August.

Globally, some 12.5 million people have PKD. The Walk for PKD takes place in 60 cities worldwide and thousands of North Americans take to the streets every year raising funds to find a cure for PKD. 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 leads the national fight against PKD through research funding, advocacy, patient education and support. Canadian Charitable Registration #: BN 852683853RR0001.

The newly established Hamilton chapter of the PKD Foundation of Canada hosts regular informational support meetings for local patients, their families and friends.

For more information, visit or call 1-877-410-1741.

Jeffrey Robertson
Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation of Canada
c/o 3 – 1750 The Queensway, Suite 158
Etobicoke, Ontario
T: +1 416-516-8591

PKD Foundation of Canada - Hamilton Chapter
Carrie Manson, Guelph Walk Coordinator
Jeffrey Robertson
T: +1 416-516-8591