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SAN FRANCISCO, CA, April 29, 2022 – After months of planning and fundraising, the RideForPKD, a cross country bike ride to raise money for the Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Foundation, will begin on Sunday, May 1st in San Francisco. Glenn Frommer, an avid cyclist and PKD sufferer will cycle 5,300 miles over the next four months to raise $500,000 for research for this disease that impacts 600,000 Americans.
Date: Sunday, May 1, 2022
Time: 9:30 am PST
Where: The Oceano Hotel in Half Moon Bay Harbor at 280 Capistrano Road
What: The RideForPKD, a 5,300-mile cross country bike ride to raise money for the PKD Foundation, is committed to raising at least $500,000 to help fund research and find a cure for polycystic kidney disease (PKD), an inherited and incurable genetic disease in which clusters of damaging cysts develop primarily within the kidneys leading to life-altering symptoms and ultimately kidney failure in so many of the 600,000 Americans who have the disease. The ride begins on May 1st in San Francisco, CA and ends on September 2nd in Cape Cod, MA.
Who: Glenn Frommer, founder of the RideForPKD will meet a group of cyclists who will join him on the first leg of the ride from San Francisco to Newport Beach, CA to kick off the ride in California. Glenn, a PKD sufferer and avid cyclist is a retired Chemical Engineer and a Finance Executive for National Starch/Unilever. He was a business unit leader for ICI and Celanese, a CEO for ADCO Products and Mauser Packaging, and now the CEO for Milkbox Partners, a venture capital firm focused on early-stage investing.
The funds raised from the RideForPKD are being donated directly to the PKD Foundation, a 501c(3) non-profit and the only organization in the U.S. dedicated solely to finding treatments and a cure for PKD. The organization advances research, education, advocacy, support, and awareness of PKD on a national and local level. Since 1982, the PKD Foundation has funded more than 1,300 research projects and leveraged $1.5B in research funds. For more information on the PKD Foundation, please visit pkdcure.org.
The RideForPKD has already raised over $374,000 in personal donations plus sponsorships from more than 30 wonderful sponsors including RBC Wealth Management, pkDO, 28Freight, Bank of Colorado, Milkbox Partners, Palladio Biosciences, Goally, VAREco, Bridge of Life, City National Bank, Domino’s Pizza, Grossman Wellness, Brinkman Real Estate, quip, Fruition Partners, Regulus Therapeutics, Murray & Stafford, Santa Barbara Nutrients, Primalwear, TLD Group, and many others. Visit https://www.rideforpkd.org/ to learn about donating, becoming a sponsor, registering to join any portion of the cross-country ride, or volunteering. Follow the ride on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or Instagram.
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