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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.

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A Mini Marcher – Cause for Applause

In the News:  Mini Marcher Sam continues to advocate for the Kidney Cause one little step at a time.  Read his article in Our Canada magazine A Mini Marcher Cause for Applause  “The unrelenting determination of a three-year-old boy”

“He became an immediate inspiration to those suffering with the disease. It’s our dream for people to hear Sam’s message and consider donating to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or maybe even consider becoming an organ donor themselves. We hope to see a world where kidney disease is curable and no longer devastates so many families. Until that day comes, Sam will keep walking.”

Thank you and congratulations Kidney March community!

Thank you, thank you from the bottom of our hearts Marchers, Crew, sponsors, volunteers, and all of the loved ones who supported our Kidney March journey. Kidney March was designed to bring us together in the fight against kidney disease, and there’s no doubt, mission accomplished!

Keep on sharing our inspiring stories of Marchers, Crew and donors on social media. Let’s spread the spirit of love and community far and wide. That’s what Kidney March is all about – keeping kidney disease and organ donation on the map!

Together, we raised over $940,000 and donations are still rolling in. Next year is an epic milestone – our 10th anniversary – and we want all of you there. Register now by clicking here KidneyMarch.ca

It is an honour and a whole lot of fun being in this wonderful Kidney March family. We are truly blessed.

A huge thank you to family & friends as we hit the road for Kidney March 2018!

As we depart on this epic 100 KM adventure together, we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts and souls. We created Kidney March to bring the kidney community together as never before … and it has! Thank you Marchers, Crew, sponsors, volunteers, and all of your loved ones supporting our Kidney March journey.

We know that support will fuel you this weekend, and in your fight against kidney disease. Click here to see where friends, family and supporters can cheer on Marchers and Crew at Kidney March 2018.

You have likely see inspiring stories of Marchers and Crew in the news. That’s what Kidney March is all about – putting kidney disease and organ donation on the map. Have fun sharing those stories, and your own Kidney March adventures on your social media networks. Visit @kidneymarch anytime on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

It is thrilling to see the donations rolling in to fight kidney disease and promote organ donation. This website is open 24/7 throughout Kidney March.

It is an honour and a whole lot of fun being in this wonderful Kidney March family … enjoy!

Where can my family cheer for me during Kidney March?

 

2018 Route Maps and Cheering Stations

The experience of a lifetime. Maybe the biggest challenge you’ve ever undertaken. Deserves a lot of celebration.


During Kidney March, safety is our top priority.  But support is also very important to us,  so we want to make sure your family and supporters have opportunities to cheer you on!  There are two specific locations each day where friends and family can safely park and greet you.

Day 1
•   7:15 am sharp, Opening Ceremonies in Millarville, Millarville Racetrack
306097 192 Street, Millarville, AB T0L 1K0 

•   10 am – 1 pm, Turner Valley,  Royalite Millennium Park
(approximately 105 Valley Trail NE, Turner Valley, AB T0L 2A0)

Day 2
•   11 am – 2 pm, Kananaskis lunch stop, Kananaskis Info Centre
Elbow Valley Visitors’ Information Centre, 2 AB-66, Bragg Creek, AB T0L 0K0
•   2 pm – 4 pm, Bragg Creek, the intersection at the Shell Station
HWY 22, Bragg Creek, AB T0L 0K0

Day 3 
•  10 am – noon, Spring Bank Community High School and Park for all Seasons
32224A Springbank Rd, Calgary, AB T3Z 2L9
•  2:30 pm, Closing Ceremonies at Canada Olympic Park, Festival Tent **bottom of the hill only**
150 Canada Olympic Rd SW, Calgary, AB


Route Maps

Route maps are for Marchers and Crew only. For safety reasons, we are not able to allow spontaneous stops along the route or have family and friends joining the walk. Family and friends are encouraged to join the Marchers and Crew at one of the cheering stations listed above.

Day 1 – September 7,  2018

  

 

Day 2 – September 8,  2018

 

 

Day 3 – September 9,  2018

Ruparell family comes onboard as Kidney March sponsor


This year’s massage tent is getting an upgrade with the Ruparell family coming onboard as a new sponsor. Vinay, Bhavini, Asha, and Jyoti are celebrating the 26th anniversary of Bhavini’s kidney transplant with this generous sponsorship. Not only is the Ruparell family sponsoring Kidney March 2018, but Jyoti and a friend have signed up as Pit Stop Crew members. The entire Ruparell family participated in Kidney March four years ago, with Bhavini and Vinay Marching, and Asha and Jyoti Crewing. Thank you Ruparells, from our Kidney March family to yours, for your exceptional commitment to the kidney cause!

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Happy #WorldKidneyDay everyone! We are celebrating with an awesome education session featuring a panel of experts and patients from across AB. We can't think of a better way to honour WKD than to gather more than 150 kidney community members to learn about living well with kidney disease. ... See MoreSee Less

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Tracy and Nikki are inviting y'all to the PKD Defenders' pub night at the Canadian Brewhouse Sat March 23, 6 pm. Questions? Nikki 587.437.5356 or Tracy 403.837.3074

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