Jes Designs Jewelry is proud to support the PKD Foundation, a not-for-profit organization, that is serving thousands of people across the country by promoting research, education, advocacy and awareness, of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD).
PKD is one of the world's most common, life-threatening genetic diseases. PKD causes cysts to grow on the kidneys, often leading to kidney failure and death. Parents with the disease have a 50 percent chance of passing it on to each of their children. Because it is passed from generation to generation, PKD often affects many people in one family. One relatively rare form of PKD (autosomal recessive polycystic disease, ARPKD) affects 1 in 20,000 individuals, and often causes mortality in the first month of life.
Today there is no cure, and patients turn to dialysis or kidney transplants as their only treatment for kidney failure. The PKD Foundation is dedicated to finding treatments and a cure to end PKD, and improving the lives of all it affects.
For more information about the PKD Foundation, please visit pkdcure.org/hope
The Pendant is hand crafted In Sterling Silver. 15% of this sale will be donated to the PKD Foundation.