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September 25: Annual North Texas Walk for PKD Print E-mail
by Sharon Adams    Wed, Aug 25, 2010, 01:12 pm

Annual North Texas Walk for PKD Fundraising Activities Begin 

25,000 AA advantage travel miles will be awarded to the team captain who has raised the most money by August 28, 2010 at the Kick-Off Party


The exciting evening will take place at the spectacular Harrell custom home 1017 Wittington Drive, Southlake, Texas, a featured home in the Kaleidoscope of Homes  August 28, 2010. The evening will be enhanced by the music of Stone Grey Canyon, Central Market catering, exciting raffle prizes and wines courtesy of Greg and Leslie Wilemon, owners of Farpointe Cellars.

The North Texas Walk for PKD annual fundraiser attracts hundreds of north Texas residents to Southlake Town Square for a morning of food, fun, exercise and education, raising almost $360,000 over the past six years.

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is the most common, life-threatening genetic disease.  PKD is more common than Down syndrome, cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, sickle cell anemia, hemophilia and Huntington’s disease – combined! Cysts grow in their kidneys and eventually the kidneys fail.  Dialysis or transplantation are the only treatment options for kidney failure.  There is no cure for PKD.

More than 12,000 PKD patients and their families live in your area.  They hope their stories will inspire others to help fund research and find a cure for this devastating disease.

Jamie Cadiz, Southlake, TX & Scott Clarke, Colleyville, TX:  PKD killed her father.  Now, Jamie needed a kidney transplant to save her life.  Her mother, Carolyn Morris, a Southlake City Councilwoman, appealed to anyone she knew, hoping to find a donor.  While speaking at a local church, Carolyn found the perfect match.  A complete stranger in that church congregation would wind up saving her daughter’s life.  In 2006, Jamie Cadiz and Scott Clarke both flew to Baltimore, Maryland for the transplant surgery.  Jamie is 4 years with her new kidney.  Her mother now calls Scott, her adopted son.

The not-for-profit PKD Foundation leads the fight against polycystic kidney disease through research funding, advocacy, patient education and support.  For more information, visit,, or call 1-800-PKD-CURE. 

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