Oklahoma Walk for polycystic kidney disease will be at Lake Hefner

The Oklahoma Walk for polycystic kidney disease will be Saturday in Stars and Stripes Park on the south shore of Lake Hefner.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: October 13, 2012
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The Oklahoma Walk for PKD will be held Saturday in Stars and Stripes Park on the south shore of Lake Hefner.

The event is open to the public and will offer family-oriented activities, information booths, free lunch, live and silent auctions, and a drawing for prizes to raise money for the Oklahoma Chapter of the PKD Foundation.

PKD stands for polycystic kidney disease, a genetically transmitted, potentially deadly disorder in which many cysts form in the kidneys, causing them to become enlarged.

This can ultimately result in renal failure requiring either a kidney transplant or long-term kidney dialysis.

The fundraiser will be held rain or shine in the park's Bob Hope Pavilion. Registration for the walk begins at 9 a.m. and the event will last until midafternoon. Radios will be tuned to the OU-Texas game to keep attendees updated on the score, organizers said.

PKD fundraisers are aimed at supporting research and programs that benefit PKD patients and their families.

Many items have been donated for the auctions and there will also be a drawing for an official NBA basketball signed by both Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder, a display case for the basketball and a licensed photograph of both players.

For more information about PKD or to make a donation to the PKD Foundation go to pkdcure.org. For more information about the Oklahoma PKD Walk or to make an online donation, go to Oklahomawalk.kintera.org.