We are “The Turpin Sisters”, Nancy Turpin Powell and Kristen Turpin, and in 2007 we were both diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). In 2011, in an effort to raise money to find new treatments and a cure for our disease, we founded the Turpin Sisters PKD Golf Tournament. This year, on June 4th 2013, we are sponsoring the 2nd Annual Turpin Sisters PKD Golf Tournament at Wachusett Country Club (West Boylston, MA). All proceeds are sent to The PKD Foundation, the only organization whose mission 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.”
PKD is one of the most common, life-threatening genetic diseases affecting thousands in the United States and millions worldwide. It causes fluid filled cysts to form on the kidneys, eventually leading to kidney failure. Approximately 50% of the people with PKD will develop kidney failure by the age of 50. PKD is hereditary, and each child with a parent with PKD has a 50% chance of being born with the disease. Currently, there is no treatment or cure for PKD. Our goal is to help the PKD Foundation in its mission to change that so that for us, and our children, there will be better options than dialysis and kidney transplants.
For last year’s tournament, 170 friends and family gathered for golf and dinner, making our first tournament more than memorable. All this effort generated $28,000…WOW!!! The entire proceeds went to The PKD Foundation to support the cause of “driving home a cure” for PKD. We are overwhelmed with the outpouring of support and generosity and are looking forward to making this year’s event even better.
We hope that you will join us for a day of golf, friends, great food and entertainment all for this important cause. Thank you for caring to make a difference in the lives of those suffering from Polycystic Kidney Disease.