failure is not an option

3 Days •100KM • Kananaskis to Calgary • Sept 6-8, 2024
Kidneys May Fail. We Won't.

Walk the farthest you have ever walked and raise the most you have ever raised in the fight against kidney disease and for organ donation. Join us for Kidney March 2024. We will unite in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains for an unforgettable journey and we will celebrate our 15th year. REGISTER For KIDNEY MARCH 2024

4 Million Canadians have chronic kidney disease or are at risk. Most people don’t even know until it’s too late. Together, we will march as one united front to make the biggest difference we have ever made and have a life-changing impact on all those affected by this devastating disease. Learn more about Why We March.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

• April 14, 2024 - Kidney March EXPO - Details coming sooon!

Relive the 2023 journey through Kidney March Photographer Paiwei Wei. View all the photos of last year's Kidney March by visiting the Kidney March 2023 Photo Album

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September 6-8, 2024

WHY WE MARCH

2024 Fundraising Goal

11%
Goal $1,000,000.00 CAD
Achieved $108,725.29 CAD
Some offline donations and sponsorships may not be applied to the above fundraising total.

2024 Top 5 Fundraising
Teams

  1. 1. FSGS - Fight Strong Get Strong$8,079.55
  2. 2. Sharing Kidneys Is Caring$5,827.50
  3. 3. Wicked Walkers$4,257.50
  4. 4. Pee-nuts$3,088.90
  5. 5. Sole Sisters & the Misters$2,646.21

2024 Top 5 Fundraising Individuals

  1. 1. Mary McVeetors$5,807.50
  2. 2. Bruce Cameron$3,292.55
  3. 3. Jim Blackburn$3,039.00
  4. 4. Karly Macaulay$2,205.00
  5. 5. Richard Preston$1,955.00

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3 days ago

Kidney March
Congratulations to all the Canadian Researchers who will be supported by the Research Excellence, Diversity, and Independence (REDI) Early Career Transition award.Learn more about the impact of this grant below 👇The results of the Research Excellence, Diversity, and Independence (REDI) Early Career Transition award are in! In sum, over $28 million was invested to support 43 early-career Canadian researchers focusing on health research in infectious and chronic diseases. Among the grant awardees is Dr. Ayodele Odutayo, a KRESCENT fellow from the Women’s College Hospital, who was top ranked in the kidney health pool with his project aimed at improving outcomes for people affected by cardiorenal disease. The Kidney Foundation of Canada proudly partnered with CIHR to support the REDI award and help to work towards eliminating the systemic barriers faced by researchers and clinicians from unrepresented groups when starting their research careers. This is just the beginning - learn more about this impactful grant here: bit.ly/CIHR-REDI-Results ----------Les résultats de la bourse d'excellence, de diversité et d'indépendance en recherche (EDIR) pour la transition en début de carrière sont là! Au total, plus de 28 millions de dollars ont été investis pour soutenir 43 chercheurs canadiens en début de carrière qui se consacrent à la recherche en santé sur les maladies infectieuses et chroniques. Le Dr Ayodele Odutayo, boursier KRESCENT du Women's College Hospital, figure parmi les lauréats de la bourse. Son projet visant à améliorer les résultats pour les personnes atteintes d'une maladie cardiorénale lui a valu la première place dans le cadre du Pool de recherche sur la santé rénale.La Fondation canadienne du rein est fière de s'être associée aux IRSC pour soutenir la bourse EDIR et contribuer à éliminer les obstacles systémiques auxquels sont confrontés les chercheurs et les cliniciens provenant de groupes sous-représentés lorsqu'ils entament leur carrière en recherche.Ceci n'est qu'un début - pour en savoir plus sur cette bourse, cliquez ici : bit.ly/IRSC-EDIR-Resultats ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

Kidney March
🌞 Your support matters more than you know. You can make this summer special for kidney and transplant kids across Alberta! Kids with kidney disease rarely get to go to camp due to medical and financial barriers, but Kidney Kids Camp is no ordinary summer camp, it's designed just for them. At Kidney Kids Camp these incredible children tackle challenges, build lifelong friendships, and create memories that last a lifetime . Your donations make it all happen at no cost to the families, and guess what? — We have the chance to earn matching funds from the Government of Alberta! That could double your impact!🏕️Donate before the end of this month and be a camp hero at: give.crowdfunding.alberta.ca/KidneyCamp #kidneykidscamp #alberta #kidneyFoundation #kidneydisease #OrganDonation #crowdfundingalberta ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

Kidney March
Another week, another walk. Join Stuart Duff this weekend for a Kidney March Training Walk. Sunday February 25th at 9:30am in #calgary. They are meeting at the Starbucks in Glenmore Landing for a 5 to 7 KM walk and coffee visit afterward. 👟First-time Marchers, long-time Marchers, or anyone who wants to come for a walk is invited. These walks are the perfect way to prepare for your March and get to know a few of the people you will be walking with this fall. #kidneyMarchMarching this year? Be sure to join our Kidney March Training Walks Group at www.facebook.com/groups/KidneyMarchTrainingWalks/ for more tips and community walks! ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

Kidney March
This year marks the sixth annual Green Shirt Day. As a proud partner of Green Shirt Day The Kidney Foundation of Canada was honoured and privileged to attend and speak at the launch held in Lethbridge, Alberta on February 21, 2024. The focus was not only on paying tribute to the enduring legacy of Logan Boulet but also honouring and recognizing the invaluable contributions of organ and tissue donors across the country. The goal of Green Shirt Day 2024 is to inspire 100,000 Canadians to register their decision about organ and tissue donation.73% of those waiting for an organ transplant are waiting for a kidney. Organ donation is a cornerstone of our mission, and we urge everyone to help increase awareness of the importance of organ donation, indicate their intent to be a donor, talk to their families about their wishes, and give the gift of life. Join us and the transplant community in inspiring others with #GreenShirtDay and the #LoganBouletEffect. Logan brought us hope from tragedy and continues to bring communities across the country together.Also, the 2024 Green Shirt Day design was unveiled. It proudly showcases the exclusive design crafted by indigenous artist, Dr. Heavy Shield, also known as Nato’yi’kina’soyi (Holy Light that Shines Bright). Hailing from the Blood Tribe (Kainai) in southern Alberta, Dr. Heavy Shield is an award-winning multidisciplinary artist and educator.🎥Watch a recording of yesterday's event at: youtu.be/rOwjQ6UUXpsLearn more at kidney.ca/greenshirtday #KidneyCanada #organdonation The Kidney Foundation of Canada La Fondation canadienne du rein ... See MoreSee Less
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