National Polycystic Kidney Disease Awareness Day
September 4, 2022
Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is one of the most common life-threatening genetic diseases, affecting approximately 1 in 400 to 1 in 1,000 people. Today, approximately 66,000 Canadians and millions of people worldwide live with PKD; and
PKD causes abnormal cysts to develop and grow in the kidneys, and the enlargement of cysts causes kidney function to decline; and
The PKD Foundation of Canada is the only national charitable organization dedicated to fighting PKD through programs of research, advocacy, education, support, and awareness in order to discover vital treatments and a cure for PKD and improve the lives of all it affects; and
PKD Awareness Day is an opportunity to step up efforts and provide a platform to widely spread the word, share stories, and encourage others to learn more; and
On September 25th, the PKD Foundation of Canada is hosting its Annual Walk to END PKD, signifying a united group, moving towards treatment and a cure for PKD; and
Since 2007, the Walk to END PKD has raised more than $1,967,000 toward finding treatments and providing education and support services to those suffering from the disease. More information can be found at www.endpkd.ca.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED:
That His Worship Mayor Rob Keffer and Members of Council proclaim September 4, 2022, as National Polycystic Kidney Disease Awareness Day in the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury.
PLEASE JOIN US FOR A FLAG-RAISING
The flag-raising will take place on Friday, September 2nd at 10:00 am (outside) at the
Court House Courtyard - 57 Holland St. E.