Best Way for Spreading Christmas Cheer is Singing Loud for All to Hear
We, at the Kidney Foundation Southern Alberta branch, are singing to you and singing your praises.
Which is exactly what Stephanie, Team Captain of Mama-Bear’s Marchers is doing. And her reasons why:
“I’m doing it because my mom is the strongest person I know and on top of the things most mothers have done for their children, my mom has had to fight the silent disease for years while being the best mom she could be and never losing hope. Lastly, I’m doing it to remind my mom that she is the most important woman in my life, remind her that I’m proud that she’s my mom, and remind her that I will never give up hope; her kidneys may have failed her, but I won’t.”
Or, invite them along.
Is the Kidney March an amazing gift for Mother’s day? Absolutely. You could just buy her flowers, OR you could bring her on a 100 kilometre heroic journey to battle kidney disease. Kidney March is a family affair, and we’d love to have you join our ranks as Marcher or Crew.
Register you and your mom as a team between now and Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 12th, 2013), and we’ll reimburse her registration fee on Monday. And we’ll send your Mom a special Happy Mother’s Day message to acknowledge your gift.
Register Now at: www.kidneymarch.ca or 1.866.9KMARCH.
Check out our new Kidney March video. It not only shows what Kidney March is all about, but it demonstrates why Kidney March is vital in its supporting research and programs. We need your help to spread the word! Please feel welcome to SHARE this video freely today!
We’re delighted to share the One Life Video that transpired from this year’s incredible Kidney March. We hope you love it as much as we do. Click here to read more.
With Kidney March just around the bend, it’s time to talk specifics. Important specifics. Such as, where to show these remarkable folks some love along the 100K route, loud and proud. We’ve got to tell you, friends of Kidney March, there is nothing quite like seeing some familiar faces a long the way while you are out blazing the kidney trail for days. A pick me up like that is one of the very, very best feelings in the world.
For safety reasons, we cannot allow impromptu stops along the route. So, to keep our Marchers safe and sound, we have set up and designated a few stops throughout the route to accommodate supporters coming out to cheer them on. Below, you’ll find many o’ opportunity to join us, whether it’s for the Opening Ceremony, Closing Ceremony, on route cheering stops or all of the above (er, below).
1) September 7th @ 6:50am – Opening Ceremonies at Millarville Racetrack
2) September 8th @ 7:30am – Hwy 66 and Powderface Trail Head (Day 2 Starting point)
3) September 8th @ 9:45am – Hwy 66 and Allen Bill Pond picnic Area
4) September 8th @ 1:00pm – Bragg Creek Strip mall by Shell Station
5) September 9th @ 10:00am – Springbank Park School
6) September 9th @ 2:45 pm at Canada Olympic Park Festival Tent – (Closing Ceremonies) to begin approximately 3 pm. Free Parking at COP.
We hope you’ll join us as we bask in the awesomeness that is Kidney March weekend. Homemade signs optional (but always a huge hit).
Here it is….your guide to all things Kidney March. Need to know who, how or when to approach your soon to be supporters for donations? Easy — Page 2. Wondering what kind of footwear will get you to the last few kilometres blister free and feeling good? No problem — Page 7. Need a walking schedule to keep you in line and on track? Perfect — Page 8.
You’ve got an amazing adventure ahead of you and it is important to be prepared. Your incredible support is keeping the Kidney March movement pushing forward full steam ahead…….. for that, we are truly grateful.
May 23, 2012
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
The ranks of Kidney March are a varied sort. We have the rugged individualists, marching for the cause, eschewing human contact as they strive for their personal bests. We have social butterflies, making new acquaintances with every step and stretch. We have those who stroll, curiously taking in every leaf, bird, and cow on the road.
But, however powerful our marchers are alone, teams are where it’s at. Here are a few reasons why you should turn Kidney Marching into a team sport:
You’ll be reminded of the “why.” Why the heck would I walk 100 kilometres in 3 days? Why did I sign up for this? When your brain starts heading down that treacherous path, your teammates will be there to get your mind back in the fight, back on those you love (like the “Nephrodisiacs“, or “In Memory of Nash“), back to those who make this commitment every year (like the Kidney Sisters), and back on track.