Engineering Dynamics supports the following organizations among others:
The PKD Foundation is the only organization, worldwide, dedicated to fighting polycystic kidney disease (PKD). The mission of the PKD Foundation is to: “Promote programs of research, advocacy, education, support and awareness in order to discover treatments and a cure for Polycystic Kidney Disease and improve the lives of all it affects.”
The PKD Foundation has funded millions in vital PKD research and lobby the federal government for millions more. In addition to funding research, the PKD Foundation provides a forum for patients, family and friends through volunteer-led Chapters across the country and the world and holds the annual Walk for PKD, held each year on the third weekend in September, and the National Convention on PKD, the only conference in the world for PKD patients and medical professionals.
The PKD Foundation was established in 1982 by Joseph H. Bruening and Jared J. Grantham, MD, and is headquartered in Kansas City – http://www.pkdcure.org/
“My Dad, Clell Deaton, died of complications from PKD at the age of 55 in 1991, while waiting for a donor. My brother, Ken, has fortunately had his Life saved from PKD through the generous donation of a kidney from a living donor. PKD has impacted the lives of those
I love and I want to help support the search for a cure for this Disease.” – Brad Deaton
Maureen L. Fritsch Cancer Assistance Fund
The Maureen L. Fritsch Cancer Assistance Fund was started in 2003 in honor of the late Maureen L. Fritsch, wife of 41 years to Tom Fritsch who started the fund. Maureen L Fritsch died in 2002 following a 10-year battle with ovarian cancer.
The fund helps cancer patients in financial need. So far, it has provided several hundred thousand dollars in grants to those struggling with the disease. The grants have helped cover such expenses as prescription drugs, transportation and home health supplies.
For more information on how to contribute call the Hamilton Community Foundation,
or visit www.hamiltonfoundation.org
Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is a global leader of the breast cancer movement, working together to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. As the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® has become the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.