It’s Expo Time — the Annual Kick-off event for Kidney March!

We are in search of heroes, trailblazers, and people willing to walk on the frontier of heroism. Now in it’s fifth year, Kidney March has laid a solid foundation for putting kidney disease and organ donation on the map in a big way. It’s time for us and for our impassioned community (that means you!) to take this year’s event and push forward full-force in gaining the national awareness that kidney disease and organ donation deserve.

When: Sunday, April 13th, 2014
Where: Delta Calgary South, Bonavista Ballroom, 135 Southland Drive, Calgary

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Kidney March 2014 needs you! The Kidney Foundation’s National President tells you why.

We’re on a mission to stand up and make noise. We hope you will too.

Most people reading this have been touched by kidney disease in one way or another. If you’re like me, you’re endlessly frustrated by its nature. Debilitating. Incurable. Utterly relentless. To seeing people I know and love go through the daily reality of this disease is disheartening; but I have hope.

Kidney March is in its fifth year. We celebrate how far we’ve come in the field of research, we honour those we know and love who are affected by kidney disease and we put faith in a future where it’s no longer a silent killer that currently affects more than 1 million Canadians. And, most important of all, we do something about it. Something Big.

I’m asking you, to do the most you can possibly do to help plant the boldest flag humanity has ever attempted in the fight against kidney disease and the appeal for organ donation. I’m asking you to join us for the 5th Annual Kidney March.

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The Marcher – February 2014

Happy Family Day Weekend to our Kidney March Family!

With family and love on the mind this weekend, we wanted to take a moment and talk a little about the love and family we get to see first hand at The Kidney Foundation, and especially during Kidney March.

You can see how we plan to do such, and also find out how to join us by clicking on The Marcher picture below. We hope to see you on the Kidney March trail.


You can view this edition of The Marcher in its entirety here.

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The Marcher – January 2014

 We invite you to make 2014 a game changer with us

We’re on the brink of a monumental year. We can feel it. Wow. We are over halfway through the first month of the new year. NOW is definitely the time to take a quick moment to stop, check ourselves and ensure we are well aligned on the path to a wonderful, incredible 2014. Not there yet? No problem. Refocus, readjust and get going in the direction you know you want to be.

You can view this edition of The Marcher in its entirety here.

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Living Well Newsletter

Living Well Winter 2013 Edition

Check out our newest edition of our Living Well Newsletter! We’ve packed a lot of great information and we are thrilled to be able to share it with you. In it, you’ll find many stories, including highlights of this year’s Kidney March, a heartwarming story of a dad’s journey from dialysis to transplant and an update on the work of The Kidney Foundation with Bill 207, the Human Tissue and Organ Donation Amendment Act.

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Make 2014 your best year yet.

Best Way for Spreading Christmas Cheer is Singing Loud for All to Hear

We, at the Kidney Foundation Southern Alberta branch, are singing to you and singing your praises.

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A note from the Executive Director of The Kidney Foundation of Canada, Southern Alberta Branch

We could not be more proud to officially reveal the anthem and event video of Kidney March 2013. With no delay, here is the Because We Can Video, soundtrack by Bon Jovi, and starring our 2013 Kidney March Family.

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Kidney March Alumni Celebration – November 2nd, 2013

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Join Us. It’s time to catch up with your Kidney March Family. An evening of music, mingling, memories and the official unveiling of the “Because We Can” video awaits.

Where and When: At the Delta Calgary South (135 Southland Drive) in the Nakiska Ballroom (Atrium Building) on Saturday, November 2nd at 7p.

Dress: Anything goes. Dress up, dress down, dress Kidney March. There’s no wrong so long as you just join us.

Guests: The more the merrier. Feel free to invite friends, family and anyone who supported you along your Kidney March journey. All ages welcome.

There will complementary refreshments and a cash bar available. Please RSVP by October 25th, 2013 with the number in your party. For any inquiries requiring immediate assistance, please call 1.866.9KMARCH during regular business hours.

 

We sure hope to see you there.

Your action is needed NOW on Organ Donation Bill

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We need your help in raising your voices to support the passing of an amendment of a legislative bill that will lead to an increase in the number of organ donations in Alberta.  Alberta currently has the lowest organ donation rate in Canada, and Canada sits in the 10th place worldwide.

Bill 207, the Human Tissue and Organ Donation Amendment Act, proposes changes to the way organ donation is done in Alberta in an effort to drastically increase the number of organs available for transplantation.  The reasons our rates are so low are complex and multi-faceted, but we know some things for sure.  We know that the problems lie in the donation and hospital systems.

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Kidney March Cheering Stations

Kidney March is just around the corner and it’s time to celebrate our incredible Marchers and Crew.

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Nothing is more motivating for our Marchers than seeing familiar faces along the Kidney March trail. After walking all day, there is no description for the feeling that comes from the support of our friends along the route, and at our Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

Here are some opportunities to show your support and join us in cheering on the hundreds of trail blazers who have committed themselves to the adventure of a life time.

1. September 6th @ 7:00am – Opening Ceremonies at Millarville Racetrack

2. September 7th @ 12p to 2p – Bragg Creek Shell gas station.

3. September 8th @ 10a to 12p – Springbank High School.

4. September 8th @ 3:00 pm – Closing Ceremonies at Canada Olympic Park in the Festival Tent. Free parking available.

We hope to see you there!