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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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Registration for Marchers is at full Capacity… 

Kidney March has become so big that for the first time ever we have reached our maximum capacity for Marchers! This is amazing; we feel incredibly honoured to have reached this historic milestone for our 10th year of Kidney March. It’s not every day that hundreds of brave souls will step-up to take on a cause this big, but today is such a day!  We are excited to make the boldest statement we have ever made to fight kidney disease and boost organ donation.

What does this mean for those who want to participate but haven’t registered yet?

  • We still need more Crew! We are looking for a few more amazing people to join Crew. Crew is a very rewarding part of Kidney March and an experience all in its own. We have a handful of spots left for Crew and these will be full soon too. Register today  and be sure to get in!

*We are also seeking more Medical Crew (EMTs, nurses, doctors, and paramedics).  If you or someone you know would like to be on our Medical Crew, please have them contact Susan Reghenas susan.reghenas@kidney.ca P: 403.255.6108 ext. 29. 

  • Volunteer with us!We need volunteers to help us with set-up and take-down, at Day Zero and more. To be a volunteer contact Susan Reghenas susan.reghenas@kidney.ca P: 403.255.6108 ext. 29.

  • Be a Kidney March Champion:Help your registered Marcher/Crew family and friends with their fundraising goals. Be their champion and amplify their efforts. Fundraise on their behalf, help them train, cheer them on and help them do the most they can do for 2019.

  • Register as an early Trailblazer for 2020! Email susan.reghenas@kidney.ca to be added to the wait-list for 2020 registration. We will be opening 2020 Trailblazer signups early this year, and you will be the first to know when it’s open.

Questions? Contact Laura from the Kidney March team at 1.866.956.2724 or email her at laura.fleming@kidney.ca.

And They’re OFF! Kidney March Patient Exercise Challenge kicks off this week.

Dialysis patients across Alberta begin their own Kidney March journey this week with the Tour of Alberta – Kidney March Patient Exercise Challenge!

It is also the 10th anniversary for this challenge. This year the Alberta Kidney Care patients and staff, in partnership with The Kidney Foundation of Canada, are celebrating both the determination shown by patients and caregivers, and promoting the importance of daily activity. Teams of dialysis patients and staff will be keeping active and working together to complete their goals between now and August 30th. They will combine distances based on exercise and activities in a virtual trip across the province. The teams will visit ten popular tourism hot spots throughout Alberta while passing through 24 different cities with hemodialysis units. The total route is approximately 6600 km long. *See albertahealthservices to follow their journey on the interactive map!

Through exercise during dialysis treatments and promoting the importance of daily activity, the teams will work together to achieve their goals and improve their overall health and happiness. In addition to increased energy, the benefits from exercise may include improved muscle physical functioning, better blood pressure control, and improved muscle strength.  Exercising during dialysis treatment also includes the better removal of urea from the blood during dialysis, and less cramping.

If you want to donate to their team in support of the challenge and Kidney March visit: kidneymarch2019/PatientExerciseProgram

Meet our Kidney March Sponsorship Committee!

Meet our dynamite Kidney March Sponsorship Committee!

This dedicated team is doing fantastic work connecting us with community sponsors. Thank you to these Kidney Marchers and Crew for stepping up to help raise the most money possible for kidney disease and organ donation. 

Do you know anyone who could sponsor Kidney March? Give us a call at 1.866.956.2724

From top left: Kip Reghenas, Laura Fleming, Shane MacKay, Trevor Ferguson, Dale Parker, Jack Collier
From bottom left: James Maxim, Joanne Drodge, Sam Ferguson, Sloan Pipella-Clark, Susan Reghenas.
Missing from the picture: Donna Gilbert, Bhavini Ruparell, George Mylonas, Heather Dean, Scott Lazenby, Stu Sinclair

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.

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Category: Inspiration SessionsKidney March FYI "Inspiration" Session

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Category: Training WalksTraining Walk with Jayne Hutton - Glenmore Landing Full Loop of reservoir

Training Walk with Jayne Hutton - Glenmore Landing Full Loop of reservoir
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Category: Training WalksTraining Walk Team BC & Yukon - Pitt River Greenway 16 km

Training Walk Team BC & Yukon - Pitt River Greenway 16 km
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Category: Training WalksTraining Walk with Jayne Hutton - Fish Creek Park off Sun Valley Blvd S.E. 15-18 km

Training Walk with Jayne Hutton - Fish Creek Park off Sun Valley Blvd S.E. 15-18 km

Category: Training WalksTraining Walk Team BC & Yukon - Pitt River Greenway 16 km

Training Walk Team BC & Yukon - Pitt River Greenway 16 km
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2 days ago

Kidney March

This is my first year at Kidney March what do I need to bring/wear?
Check out pages 47 of your Marcher Manual and page 15 of your Crew Manual for full details on what to pack.
Alumni, what are your "packing tips" and "must-haves" for Kidney March?

"Bring items you can layer, that you have trained in. Wear clothes that breath and wont rub."

"Bring lots of good socks"

"Of course bring all your Kidney March Shirts and gear!"
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4 days ago

Kidney March

Are you a medical professional, medical student, first aid certified, or EMS? We are looking for you to be on our amazing Medical Crew!
This year we have a record number of Marchers and we need a record number for Medical Crew.
Please put this out to your networks inviting medical professionals you know to join the team!
If Interested - Contact Susan Reghenas susan.reghenas@kidney.ca 1-866-956-2724
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6 days ago

Kidney March

Meet Marcher Linda Craig.
Linda has been busy pounding the pavement across the City of Calgary - combining her training walks with raising awareness and asking for donations. You can’t miss her, she has a bright smile, a personalized backpack flag, and sings quite the catchy tune. 😄
🎼 “I’m marching for my sister Sue, and I’m also marching for your kidneys too.” 🎼I'm in training for Kidney March 2019! I'll be walking 100km in 3 days from K Country to Calgary on Sept. 6-8/19! Please head to my donation page at ...
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1 week ago

Kidney March

Back by popular demand - Day One Theme Night will be a Onesie Pajama PARTY!
Get comfy in your favourite Onesie and enjoy the evening!
If you are on a team you might want to wear matching or themed Onesies. Crew, Marchers, and the Kidney March staff will all be rockin' the Onesie too, so you won't be alone.
Already have one? Share a photo of yours from previous years in the comments to give new marchers an idea of what to expect.
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