You are just two steps away from a free iPad Mini OR GoPro Hero 3 camera!

Step 1 - Register for Kidney March (as Marcher or Crew)

Step 2 - Recruit a friend or family member to join you on this journey of a lifetime

And voila… Kidney March will thank you with a free iPad Mini OR GoPro Hero 3 camera.

Here are the details… Recruit a first time Kidney Marcher for Kidney March 2015 and, when the new Kidney Marcher reaches their minimum fundraising amount of $2,200, the person who recruited them to join our family will receive their choice of an iPad Mini or GoPro Hero 3 camera. In order to qualify, the new Marcher must confirm that you recruited them at the time of their registration and funds raised totaling a minimum of $2,200 must be received by the Kidney Foundation by July 31, 2015.

April 21 - KM 2015 Recruitment Incentive

Whether you’re a 6th timer, taken a few years off, or just want more information about Kidney March….

…we want you to join us for Kidney March Expo.

Expo - we want you

Why come out to Kidney March Expo? For starters, it’s a jam packed couple of hours filled with inspiration – answering all the whys, whats and hows of Kidney March. Plus, it’ll be a lot of fun. See Kidney March is more than a fundraiser or awareness event. It’s an experience. So, like all things Kidney March, this kickoff party will be exciting, encouraging and supportive. Let the wave of Kidney March, and all the people who make up this great kidney community, embrace you as you join in the planting of the boldest flag humanity has ever attempted in the fight against kidney disease. You can do this… and it all starts with Expo.

Breakdown of the day:

FYI (For Your Inspiration) Session: 11:00am – noon The FYI Session will provide information on what to expect leading up to and at the March itself. We’ll cover key strategies for training and maximizing your fundraising. Best of all, you’ll meet some of the most remarkable folks on the planet and hear why they are drawn to Kidney March.

Kidney March Expo: noon – 2:00pm The Expo portion will have booths and vendors from various Kidney March complimentary services and products to assist you in preparing for the March.

5 km Training Walk: 2:00pm The training walk, whether your first or 50th, is a great opportunity to mix, mingle and touch base with your fellow Kidney Marchers and Kidney Marchers-to-be. Plus it’s a fantastic chance to test out your running err… walking shoes.

Details:

Date: April 19, 2015 Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm Location: Delta Calgary South Bonavista Ballroom, 135 Southland Dr. SE, Calgary

RSVP and inquiries: laura.fleming@kidneyfoundation.ab.ca or 1.866.9 KMARCH

Hope to see you there!

Kidney March 2015 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 see people I know and love go through the daily reality of this disease is disheartening; but I have hope.

Kidney March began in 2010. 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 3 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 Kidney March 2015.

Click here to read more.

Need to Know Info – Day Zero

Lots of folks are asking “what should I expect on Day Zero”, so here’s a brief run down. Day Zero is the spark to your wick… it will ignite your soul and your feet and get you ready for the three days ahead. Please mark your calendars as, in addition to the fun, there’s some business to attend to making it mandatory to attend. So mark September 4th on your calendar.

Date & Location
Thursday, September 4th at the Delta Calgary South (135 Southland Drive SE) – Bonavista Ballroom in the Tower Building.

Mandatory Check-in
At Day Zero you’ll receive your check-in package and proceed through several stations: tent assignment, donation drop off, waiver completion/drop off, and meal plan. Stations can be completed in any order so feel free to start where the line is the shortest. To save time, please fill out your waiver ahead of time: http://kidneymarch.ca/day-zero. Day Zero check-in opens at 2:15pm on Thursday, September 4th.

Mandatory Safety & Orientation Session
All Marchers and Crew must attend a mandatory Safety and Orientation Session. We are offering the sessions at three different times.

Session 1: 3:00pm
Session 2: 5:00pm
Session 3: 7:00pm

Each session is 45 minutes in length. We recommend arriving 30 minutes ahead of time to go through the check-in stations prior to your session. You will need more time if you are turning in donations. Please note, the 7:00pm session is typically the busiest (most people).

Mandatory Crew Meeting – 6:00pm
This is a Mandatory Crew Meeting for all Crew Members. As it is in addition to the Safety and Orientation Session we recommend joining the 2nd or 3rd session. At the Crew meeting you’ll be meeting your Team Leads and fellow Crew Members and preparing to confidently execute a flawless Kidney March.

Hotel
Our Official Kidney March Hotel is the Delta Calgary South. To ensure availability, call and reserve your room at 1-877-278-5050 or connect with them online at: www.deltahotels.com by August 22nd. Don’t forget to mention you’re with Kidney March to receive our special rate.

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Kidney March Patient Program – Pedal Power

Throughout dialysis units across southern Alberta, dialysis patients are participating in their own Kidney March. Challenged to complete 100 kilometres of activity, patients pedal on specialized bikes that are pushed up to the dialysis chair. So far Jake, pictured above, has cycled 500 kms en route to his goal of 800 kms by September 7th. Being active while dialyzing is shown to clear more toxins from the blood and we applaud Jake and all our participants! In addition to getting several other benefits derived from leading a more active lifestyle, these participants are also raising funds for The Kidney Foundation of Canada. Jake is in the top five of our individual fundraisers for Kidney March.

You may have the opportunity to meet some of the Patient Program participants during the closing ceremonies. These individuals are not walking beside you in Kidney March but they are with us every step of the way.

Marcher #3 - Jake

Kidney March: The 100 day countdown starts today

You may have heard the hoots and hollers coming from the Kidney March office today as registration for Kidney March continues to climb.  Just in time for 100 days to Kidney March, we are so close to welcoming our 200th Marcher.  We cheer loudly for everyone who comes onboard as a Marcher or Crew.  And if you’ve been on the fence about signing up… now’s the time. 

In its 5th year, this grassroots movement encourages you to do the most you can do in the fight against kidney disease. To support that and to celebrate 200 Marchers, we’re giving away  a FREE registration and Kidney March swag pack to the person who registers as the 200th Marcher. As friends, family, medical staff or a person living with kidney disease, Kidney March Marchers march with hearts made heavy from the burden of illness and feet made light with the hope of early diagnosis, better treatment and a cure. Click here to read more.

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 see 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.

Click here to read more.

You are just 2 steps away from a free iPad Mini

Step 1 - Register for Kidney March

Step 2 - Recruit a friend or family member to join you on this journey of a lifetime

And viola… Kidney March will thank you with a free iPad Mini*. It’s really that simple.

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and now for the small print:

In honour of The Kidney Foundation of Canada’s 50th anniversary, we are delighted to offer this limited time RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE! Every participant who is registered and recruits a first time Marcher by May 1st, 2014 will receive an iPad Mini! There is limit of one iPad Mini per person.

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

Click here to read more.

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.

Click here to read more.