Sept. 21 walk to benefit the national PKD Foundation

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It is time again for the North Texas Walk for PKD. This year’s event will include one of the most amazing raffle items I have seen in a long time.

City councilwoman Carolyn Morris is once again rolling up her sleeves and putting together this annual walk, which benefits the national PKD Foundation. The foundation is dedicated to finding treatments and a cure for polycystic kidney disease and improving the lives of those it affects.

The North Texas Walk for PKD will take place in Rustin Park in front of Town Hall at Southlake Town Square at 7 a.m. on Sept. 21. Warm-hearted walkers will register starting at 7 a.m. A 5K Run the Square will begin at 8:30 a.m., a Children’s Walk at 9 a.m. and the regular Walk for PKD at 9:30 a.m.

PKD is a horrific disease, and sadly one of the most common genetic diseases worldwide. This disease affects children and adults, often resulting in a need for dialysis and a kidney transplant. Even worse, there is no cure, which is why this walk is so important. PKD needs our help to put a treatment within reach.

Face it, there aren’t too many events the entire family can enjoy while helping to find a cure that affects more than 600,000 Americans and 12.5 million children and adults worldwide. To register, show up or check out www.pkdcure.org for more information.

Now for the amazing raffle item: Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty has donated a one-of-a-kind, custom built playhouse. This playhouse is amazing.

The winner of the PKD playhouse, which resembles the house in the Disney movie Up, can get it delivered directly to their home (within 50 miles). Want to see it up close? Head over to Southlake Central Market through Friday where it is on display. Not only can you see how incredible this playhouse is, but you can purchase raffle tickets while you are there. Tickets are $5 each or five for $20. What a deal.

North Texas Giving Day

Don’t forget, Thursday is North Texas Giving Day. This special day is when many of your favorite charities can receive an additional increase from donations made at www.donorbridgetx.org. Go to the www.donorBridgeTX.org website between 7 a.m. and midnight, pick your favorite charity and donate a minimum of $25. It really is that easy!

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