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Kick-off for NEPA Polycystic Kidney Disease Support Chapter

An informational session is scheduled for September 20, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Stroudsburg, Monroe County-The NEPA Polycystic Kidney Disease Support Chapter, part of the national PKD Foundation, kicks off this new support chapter with an informational session scheduled for September 20, 2013, beginning at 6:00 p.m. and ending at 7:30 p.m.  The session will be held in the Brodhead Conference Room in the Pocono Medical Center, 206 East Brown Street, Stroudsburg, PA.  Refreshments will be provided.  There is no cost to attend this event.
Guest speakers include Representative Rosemary Brown, who will speak on how PKD has affected her family; Cindy LeBlanc, Chapter Relations Manager for the PKD Foundation; Dr. Peter Casale, board-certified nephrologist, who will explain what polycystic kidney disease is and what treatments are available; Cate Lewis, RN, BSN, CNN, an educator with the Kidney Smart Program; and Jim Lambert, executive director of The Waste Authority, who will relate his personal experience as a living kidney donor. 
The NEPA PKD Support Chapter is a dedicated group of volunteers who support the PKD Foundation's mission to find treatments and a cure for polycystic kidney disease.  Founding members include Michele A. Vecchio, Chapter Coordinator; Heidi Fareri, Education Coordinator; Kathy Sickler, PKD Walk 2014 Coordinator; and Alma Ruiz-Smith, Fundraiser Coordinator.
If you have PKD, have been newly diagnosed, or know someone with PKD, please consider attending this event.  If you have any questions, wish to volunteer for future events, or would like to RSVP for the Kickoff, please contact Michele A. Vecchio at 570-460-4348, or send an email to nepapkd@outlook.com.

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