Media Inquiries

Thank you for your interest in Kidney March.

Media Contact: Karen Thomas, karen.thomas@kidneyfoundation.ab.ca, 403.651.1112 (mobile)

News Release – August 30, 2017
Pat Dardano celebrates 32 years in business after receiving a kidney from a customer – Kidney March cherishes the generosity of those who give the gift of life  Click here for Kidney March 2017 news release

Reporters are invited to attend Kidney March Day Zero, Thursday September 7, 2:30 pm, Delta Calgary South, 135 Southland Drive SE, and Kidney March Opening Ceremonies, Friday September 8, 7 am, Millarville Racetrack, 306097 192 Street, Millarville, AB T0L 1K0

News Release – September 11, 2016
Kidney March sweeps into Calgary from K-Country
Three hundred marchers and crew are wrapping up their 100 km, three day walk from Millarville through K-Country to Calgary arriving today at Canada Olympic Park (COP). Click here to read full news release.

Media advisory – September 7, 2016
Hundreds gear up to walk three days … 100k’s
Only event of its kind in the world kicks off Friday, Sept 9 2016

300 doctors, nurses, kidney patients, family and friends are hitting the road for three days and 100k’s starting this Friday, September 9 for Kidney March 2016. Click here to read Kidney March starts this Friday.

News Release – August 31, 2016
Hundreds gear up to walk three days … 100k’s
Only event of its kind in the world kicks off Friday, Sept 9 2016

300 doctors, nurses, kidney patients, family and friends will hit the road for three days and 100k’s starting Friday, September 9 for Kidney March 2016. The only event of its kind in the world raises funds and awareness for life-changing research and support programs for people with kidney disease. Click here to read Kidney March 2016 news release

News Release – September 13, 2015
Kidney March Marches from K-country to Calgary. Nearly 270 people will wrap up their 100 km, 3 day walk for kidney disease and organ donation today, September 13, 2015. For full release, read Kidney March celebrates success. September 13

News Release – September 11, 2015
Kidney March Marches from K-country to Calgary. This morning, nearly 270 people began their 100 km, 3 day walk for kidney disease and organ donation. For the full release, Click here: Kidney March starts today September 11

News Release – September 9, 2015
Kidney March is an incredible, life changing 3 day, 100 km walk in the fight against kidney disease happening in Calgary this weekend. For the full release, read Kidney March Event Announcement September11.

News Release – June 6, 2015
It’s 100 days ‘til Calgary walks 100ks. Registration is open for Kidney March, an incredible, life changing 3 day, 100 km walk happening September, 2015. For the full release, read Kidney March. 100 days. Event Announcement.

 

Marchers and Crew in the News…

2015

Jodi Sapunjis, Carol Mallabone, Rebecca Stoker and Trevor Ferguson share why they March with Global News viewers – September 13

Global news pickup

Jeff Nawolsky shares Didja’s story and why he, daughter Cassidy and many others walk in her memory with The Calgary Sun’s readers – September 13

Calgary Sun pickup

CTV news announces “Another successful Kidney March” to its viewers – September 13

CTV pickup

660News shares Kidney March with its listeners and followers – September 11

660 pickup

Avenue Magazine shares Kidney March with its readers and followers – September 10

Avenue Magazine

Ilona Stewart shares why she has crewed at every Kidney March, in support of her grandson, with Okotoks Western Wheel readers – September 9

Western Wheel Okotoks pickup

Erin Olthuis shares the impact of kidney disease on her young daughter with Cochrane Eagle readers – September 3

Cochrane Eagle pickup

The Bigelow family share why they are marching in the fight against kidney disease with Lethbridge Herald readers – September 2

Lethbridge Herald pickup

Himaani Malik shares her experiences on Kidney March with RedFM listeners – June 25, 2015

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2014

Johnena Stenske – featured in the Cochrane Eagle on August 14, 2014

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Jan Clemis – featured in the Vauxhall Advance on August 1, 2014

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Ramona, Kayla, Gwen, Rosalie and Barry – featured in the Airdrie Echo on July 16, 2014

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Amrit shares her experiences about Kidney March on RedFM – June 23, 2014

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Voula highlights her hopes to raise organ donation awareness – Medicine Hat News, June 22, 2014

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Natasha shares the importance of research in changing the diagnosis of PKD from the death sentence it was in the 60’s  Medicine Hat News, June 03, 2014

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Amanda wants to raise awareness about the need for annual physical check ups with your family doctor.  If you are at risk of kidney disease you may not have any symptoms indicating failure.  Medicine Hat News, May 30, 2014

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 Andrew, taking part in Kidney March while balancing it with dialysis, raises funds with the help of his daughter. Medicine Hat News, May 13, 2014.

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