News &

We keep you connected.

We are incredibly proud of our Kidney March Family. Without them, we could not have gotten the Kidney March Experience message far. Every conversation, every tweet, every facebook status, every newspaper feature and every shout out has helped spread the word and for that, we are beyond grateful. We welcome you with open arms to be as Kidney March connected as possible. There is an amazing community with a strong voice out there and you can find it all here....

Sort news by category

Receive Kidney March Updates

Enter your email address below to receive Kidney March information, and don’t miss a beat.

Rocky Mountain Equipment joins Kidney March family

First time sponsor steps up to nourish Kidney Marchers and Crew   

Canada’s largest agriculture equipment dealer, Rocky Mountain Equipment (RME), has joined the Kidney March family, signing on as a major sponsor for Day Two of Kidney March 2018. RME heard about Kidney March from James Maxim, a trailblazer marching for his third time this year. “This is a great match between Kidney March and Rocky Mountain,” says James. “RME has always invested in the communities it serves, and will be a powerful ally in helping us spread the word about kidney disease.” RME will feed hungry Marchers and Crew on Day Two, sponsoring lunch in K-Country, and a pit stop in Bragg Creek.

Click here to read more.

Otsuka shows its support

Otsuka carries on Kidney March tradition, supporting the Day One lunch stop … and marching themselves!

For the 4th year in a row, Otsuka employees are rolling up their sleeves to sponsor the lunch stop on the first day of Kidney March. André Mumme, Otsuka’s Manager of Stakeholder Relations, says supporting foundation fundraising events like the Kidney March is part of our company’s DNA. “Our customers have come to understand that Otsuka is in a class of its own. They recognize that our company has a unique culture and a big venture approach,” he says. André notes the Japanese company with a Canadian headquarters in Montreal is involved in activities that are meaningful for the community. “Otsuka employees share a unique and tireless passion to help enhance the health and quality of human life around the world.” Otsuka is also the national sponsor for the Kidney Walks Canada-wide.  André himself certainly does ‘walk the talk’, participating as a first time Marcher this year!

Click here to read more.

Kidney March Training Event

We are pleased to announce new Kidney March training opportunities.

Attend a special seminar on _____.

If you cannot attend the seminar feel free to listen in on one of the following online meeting.

  • Meeting 1
  • Meeting 2
  • Meeting 3
  • Meeting 4

Kidney Marchers, be prepared to be spoiled at camp!

Thanks to the amazing support of Mattamy Homes the shower rooms will again be transformed into a spa-like oasis.  It’s Mattamy’s rejuvenating gift for our exhausted marchers and crew at the end of each day.  In addition to the shower rooms, Mattamy staff will also sponsor the last Pit Stop at the top of Canada Olympic Park, lending a helping hand as triumphant Kidney Marchers cross the finish line.

Kidney March welcomed Mattamy Homes to the Kidney March family last year and we are thrilled they are joining us for 2018. When Mattamy Homes was considering one more charitable opportunity in the Calgary area, Kidney March was just the fit the company was looking for.

Click here to read more.

Landstar Development steps up to sponsor Kidney March finale

Paying it forward for family & community

George Mylonas, President of Calgary’s Landstar Development Corporation, wanted to do more than participate in Kidney March again this year. He decided to ‘kick it up a notch’ by sponsoring Closing Ceremonies – Kidney March’s marquee event for marchers and their families.

Mylonas became the driving force behind “Team Christina” last year when one of his relatives, Voula Douvis-Tzigalanis, whose daughter has kidney disease, had foot surgery and was unable to participate as she had in the past. “I thought it was a shame our family couldn’t participate in something that meant so much to her, and to our whole family,” he says. “Plus it sounded like fun, so I said, ‘Let’s do it.’”

Last year Mylonas surprised himself by surpassing his fundraising goal of $40,000 by 200%. (He was actually finalizing pledges as he was marching.) This year he’s aiming even higher. He insists it doesn’t matter how much money anyone gives, whether it’s $1 or $10,000, the feeling of doing something good to help your neighbour, and your community, is the same. Click here to read more.

More posts

September Calendar Events

September 2018
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
August 26, 2018 August 27, 2018 August 28, 2018 August 29, 2018

Category: Training WalksShort Training Walk with Jill Goth, Glenmore Landing meet at the McDonalds

Short Training Walk with Jill Goth, Glenmore Landing meet at the McDonalds
August 30, 2018 August 31, 2018 September 1, 2018
September 2, 2018 September 3, 2018 September 4, 2018 September 5, 2018 September 6, 2018

Category: GeneralDay Zero 2018

Day Zero 2018
September 7, 2018 September 8, 2018
September 9, 2018 September 10, 2018 September 11, 2018 September 12, 2018 September 13, 2018 September 14, 2018 September 15, 2018
September 16, 2018 September 17, 2018 September 18, 2018 September 19, 2018 September 20, 2018 September 21, 2018 September 22, 2018
September 23, 2018 September 24, 2018 September 25, 2018 September 26, 2018 September 27, 2018 September 28, 2018 September 29, 2018
September 30, 2018 October 1, 2018 October 2, 2018 October 3, 2018 October 4, 2018 October 5, 2018 October 6, 2018

View all calendar events.

2 hours ago

Kidney March

We're giving away 4 tickets to the Calgary Hitmen Home Opener this Sat Sept 29, against the Edmonton Oil Kings!
How do you win? Register as marcher or crew for Kidney March 2019 before 9 am on Thursday Sept 27 and you will be automatically entered into the draw!
Already registered? Don't worry, you are in the draw too!
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 day ago

Kidney March

If you are living with kidney disease and interested in having a say in the process of research, please join the Kidney Foundation for a free webinar TONIGHT!

Monday, September 24, 2018, 5 pm – 6 pm MST

Kara Schick-Makaroff, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta and Dwight Sparkes, Patient Partner, Can-SOLVE CKD

Join online using your computer or cell phone:

​Or call in: 1.855.703.8985 (toll free).
​Meeting ID is 584 295 697
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 days ago

Kidney March

Please tag and share! #KidneyMarch #KidneyMarch2018 ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 days ago

Kidney March

Did anyone notice the Star Wars homage in the Star Wars Day photos? ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

4 days ago

Kidney March

What does it mean to be Kidney March Alumni?
It means you were brave...
it means you did something huge for yourself and someone else...
It means you proved that one person can make a difference ...
It means you deserve to celebrate, every chance you get...
SAVE THE DATE for this year's reunion on October 20th!
Come celebrate all you have accomplished with your fellow marchers and crew from the past 9 years, and join us in launching Kidney March 2019 our 10th year!!!
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook