Kidney March is giving away 100 ways to groove in the next 100 days ’til we march 100 ks in Kidney March
Yes, seriously. We are now in the 100 day countdown. To which I say “there is still time”. Still time to train. Still time to fundraise. And still time to encourage friends and family to sign up. But the time is now!
And yes, seriously. We have 100 give aways to celebrate this awesome milestone in the countdown to Kidney March. As part of Kidney March’s partnership with Universal Music Canada, as the lead charity for their Juno after party, you can win free downloads from the GetMusic store.
Entering is easy… just comment on our 100 ways, 100 days, 100ks post on facebook, twitter or intsagram. The first 50 people to do so will win 2 pins each. Our Kidney March team will contact you after the contest has closed and provide you with your pins and directions. Downloads are encouraged on a desktop so both Apple and Android users can participate. Then you can take your favourite tunes with you wherever you train for your 100ks.
No bonus points, but we’d love it if you shared this contest on your favourite social media network. Kidney March is great because of its community, and the community is built by you.
All the best,
Kidney March Specialist
The Kidney Foundation of Canada, Southern Alberta Branch
6007 1A St SW Calgary AB T2H 0G5
403-255-6108 ext 34//1-866-9 KMARCH
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.
…we want you to join us for Kidney March Expo.
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.
Date: April 19, 2015 Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm Location: Delta Calgary South Bonavista Ballroom, 135 Southland Dr. SE, Calgary
RSVP and inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org or 1.866.9 KMARCH
Hope to see you there!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.