Kidney March The Basics.

OVERVIEW

Walk. Three days. 100 kilometres.
From K-Country to Calgary. Raise $2,200 for the fight against kidney disease. Sleep in a magical tent city. (Well, it doesn’t move while you’re sleeping.) Your every need will be anticipated, from the transport of your luggage to meals, showers, snacks, and a tent. Meet some of the most inspiring people on the planet. Make the biggest difference you’ve ever made in your life.

Overnight Camp

You’ve just never seen anything quite like this. A sea of pristine, cozy little sleeping pods (call them zPods if you like), all lined up in a grid, surrounded by an infrastructure on wheels that takes care of all your needs. Mobile kitchens serve you hot, nutritious dinner and breakfast, mobile showers for a steamy hot refresh at the end of the day, sinks, portable toilets, volunteer massage, a general store, and a central stage for entertainment in the evening. It’s a city of meaning – moving, in every way.

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Preliminary Route

We start off on Friday, September 8 near Millarville, Alberta, our gateway to Kananaskis Country. We head west into K Country, a place where people from around the world come to enjoy wildland recreation – a place to renew one’s spirit and reconnect with wilderness. The grandeur of the Rocky Mountains ever in sight, we make our way north along the Foothills of the mountains, a region known for its majestic beauty.

Our closing ceremony takes place three days later on September 10 in Calgary, renowned for being the first Canadian City to host the Winter Olympics. It’s the perfect spot to celebrate achievement – a fitting place to complete the Kidney March as one united front in the battle against kidney disease.

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On-Route Amenities

Along the day’s route you’ll find five full-service pit stops, complete with water, electrolyte drinks, snacks, and portable toilets. Interspersed among these will be five quick-pits, where you can freshen up your water or grab a snack. The third pit stop along each day’s route is the lunch stop, where you’ll get hearty nutritious re-fuel for the rest of the day’s journey.

The most inspiring thing you’ll likely find along the route, besides your fellow walkers, will be the people that come out to cheer you on, from firefighters to senior citizen groups to elementary school classes. It’s one of the most emotional elements of the entire experience.

Most important, along this route you will meet yourself, in ways you never experienced yourself before.

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HOW OUR Fundraising WORKS

Each participant agrees to raise a minimum of $2,200 in order to participate. We hope you’ll raise much more, and you might be surprised to know that most people on these types of events do. We’re here to support you. We’ll do one-on-one coaching, send a speaker to give a presentation at a fundraising evening you might want to organize at your home, show you how to organize it, and give you a variety of online tools to make the process as smooth as possible. There’s one way to it all – ask. Ask and ask and ask. The more you ask, the more you’ll raise, it’s as simple as that.

It is much easier than you think it is. When you are on a mission to save lives, you can expect miracles and generosity from the people in your life.

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12%
Goal $650,000.00 CAD
Achieved $80,192.56 CAD

The People You Will Meet

95% of the people on Kidney March will never have done anything like this before in their lives. They’ll be intimidated by the fundraising they have to do, or they’ll be intimidated by the distance they have to walk, or, in most cases, they’ll be uneasy about both. This is not a group of athletes, although there may be a few. This is a group of people who are drawn together because they are personally dealing with kidney disease, they have a loved one who is, they’ve lost a loved one, or they simply want to do something really meaningful to make a difference on the issue.

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Sound doable? It is. Let US get you to an info session

Kidney March is a commitment, and we understand you must have a whole lot more questions before signing up. Everyone does. We’re here to make this as simple as possible for you. Provide us with your contact info and we’ll work with you to find an info session that is close, convenient and that works with your busy schedule. We promise.

Take your first step today.

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