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Thank you for your interest in Kidney March.

Media Contact: Michelle Hofer, Manager, Communications and Community Development • michelle.hofer@kidney.ca | 587.333.4349

2022- Reporters are invited to report on the success of the 2022 Kidney March in Calgary AB. Contact Michelle to coordinate interviews.  

News Release – September 20, 2022
‘Kidney March swept into Calgary from K-Country raising monumental funds”
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News Release – August 31, 2022
‘Kidney March is back for an unforgettable journey”
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News Release – May 5, 2021
‘Moms on the March’
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News Release – June 9, 2020
Cancelling ‘Not an Option’ for Kidney March 2020
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News Release  – September  8, 2019
Kidney March sweeps into Calgary from K-Country celebrating their 10th anniversary surpassing their million-dollar goal. 
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Public Service Announcement  – September  3, 2019
The Kidney Foundation of Canada is celebrating a huge milestone, the 10th annual Kidney March. Over 600 participants will make the unforgettable 100 km journey. 
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Public Service Announcement  – January 25, 2018
Kidney March … an unforgettable adventure 
The Kidney Foundation of Canada is proud to host its 9th annual Kidney March
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News Release – October 12, 2018
Making essential imaging tests safer for people at risk of acute kidney injury
UCalgary team discovers how to better protect the kidneys
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News Release – August 30, 2017
Pat Dardano celebrates 32 years in business after receiving a kidney from a customer
Kidney March cherishes the generosity of those who give the gift of life  
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News Release – September 11, 2016
Kidney March sweeps into Calgary from K-Country
Three hundred marchers and crew are wrapping up their 100 km, three day walk from Millarville through K-Country to Calgary arriving today at Canada Olympic Park (COP).
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News Release – August 31, 2016
Hundreds gear up to walk three days .. 100k’s

Only event of its kind in the world kicks off Friday, September 9, 2016
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News Release – September 13, 2015
Kidney March Marches from K-country to Calgary.

Nearly 270 people will wrap up their 100 km, 3 day walk for kidney disease and organ donation today, September 13, 2015.
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News Release – September 11, 2015
Kidney March Marches from K-country to Calgary.

This morning, nearly 270 people began their 100 km, 3 day walk for kidney disease and organ donation.
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News Release – September 9, 2015
Kidney March is an incredible, life changing 3 day, 100 km walk in the fight against kidney disease. 

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News Release – June 6, 2015
It’s 100 days ‘til Calgary walks 100ks.

Registration is open for Kidney March, an incredible, life changing 3 day, 100 km walk happening September, 2015.
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Marchers and Crew in the News…

2022

Video at 10:56 mins: Kidney March, CTV News Calgary at six, Sept. 11, 2022

Video: 13th annual Kidney March, by Eric Dale, City News Calgary, Sept. 11, 2022

Kidney March raises $1M during in-person return, by Michael Rodriguez, Calgary Herald, Sept. 11, 2022

‘I enjoy walking’: Hatter Fred Robins ready for 100km Kidney March, by Chris Brown, Chat News Today Medicine Hat, Sept. 7, 2022

Kidney March returns to the Foothills this weekend, by Lauryn Heintz, Okotoks Today, Sept. 9, 2022

Leaving the pandemic behind: Kidney March participants to gather for 13th annual fundraiser, by Damien Wood, CTV Calgary, Sept. 5, 2022

Locals preparing for Kidney March, by Jackie Irwin, The Pincher Creek Echo, Sept 1, 2022

Medicine Hat Man in his 70s gearing up for Kidney March, by Micah Quinn, Bridge City News  Lethbridge, Sept 1, 2022

Vanderhoof man raising funds for kidney disease charity, by Michael Bramadat-willcock, Vanderhoof Ominceca Express, Feb 3, 2022

2021

Online tool helping people living with chronic kidney disease, By Kevin Fleming, CTV News Calgary, September 28, 2021 

Annual Kidney March has special meaning for Innisfail family, by Sheldon Spackman, RD News Now, Sep 10, 2021 

Calgarians ‘make a huge difference’ for people suffering kidney disease, By Gill Tucker, Global News Calgary September 9 2021

Calgary-area children fundraising for kidney disease research as classmate awaits transplant, by Kevin Fleming CTV News Calgary, Wednesday, August 25, 2021 

‘Inspirational’ Calgary kindergarteners support classmate with kidney disease, By Gil Tucker, Global News, August 25, 2021 

‘So much love and support’: Kidney March taking place virtually again this year to raise funds for kidney research
By Stephanie Babych May 07, 2021

Kidney March To Run Virtually This Year – April 29, 2021 –  By Micah Quinn Bridge City News YouTube Video: Bridge City News

 

2020

Princess Warrior: Calgary girl raises $150,000 for kidney research, By Sammy Hudes, Calgary Sun, Sep 13, 2020
 
Sarnia-area family conquers cross-county trek for kidney disease, by Colin Gowdy, Blackburn News, Sept 13, 2020

Calgarians Join Canada-wide Kidney March to raise money to battle disease, by Kaylen Small, Global News, Sept 12, 2020

Corunna family making cross-county trek for Kidney Foundation by Colin Gowdy, Blackburn News, Sept 11, 2020

Perth walker steps it up for 3-day Kidney March By Laurie Weir, Perth Courier/Inside Ottawa Valley, Sept11, 2020 

P.A. man walks 100 km in memory of late wife, By Alison Sandstrom, paNOW, Sep 9, 2020

Family hits the trails in honour of loved one, By Jackie Irwin, Hanna Herald, Sept 5, 2020

Courtenay woman raising money for Kidney Foundation of Canada, by Scott Stanfield Sept 2, 2020, COMOX VALLEY RECORD
 
Local senior using home turf for ‘virtual’ Kidney March By GILLIAN SLADE, Medicine Hat News, AUGUST 26, 2020

Parents of young Springbank girl march to bring awareness of ‘silent disease’ By Deb Matejicka, Global News Aug 10, 2020

Kidney Marchers gear up for different trek, BY LISA GRANT, 660 News, Jun 15, 2020

Kidney March, ALS fundraisers going virtual in face of pandemic, by Todd Saelhof, June 14, 2020

 

2019

Hatter Celebrates 75th By Walking in Kidney March –  Medicine Hat News, Sept 13, 2019

Tenth Annual Kidney March Underway in Southern Alberta – CTV News Calgary, Sept 6, 2019

Kidney March Creates Awareness and Sense of Community in Calgary – Global News Calgary, August 20, 2019

Calgary Teen Gives Back to Kidney Foundation After Life-Saving Transplant – Global News Calgary, August 20, 2019

A part of her is still alive. ” BBQ fundraiser for 10th Kidney March – CKPG Today, July 23, 2019

Chernoff Family Walking with dad in Kidney March – July 23, 2019

Nanoose Bay woman fundraising for kidney disease a decade after receiving transplant – Feb 7, 2019 

 

Older NEWS:

Jodi Sapunjis, Carol Mallabone, Rebecca Stoker and Trevor Ferguson share why they March with Global News viewers – September 13, 2015

Global news pickup

Jeff Nawolsky shares Didja’s story and why he, daughter Cassidy and many others walk in her memory with The Calgary Sun’s readers – September 13, 2015

Calgary Sun pickup

CTV news announces “Another successful Kidney March” to its viewers – September 13, 2015

CTV pickup

660News shares Kidney March with its listeners and followers – September 11, 2015

660 pickup

Avenue Magazine shares Kidney March with its readers and followers – September 10, 2015

Avenue Magazine

Ilona Stewart shares why she has crewed at every Kidney March, in support of her grandson, with Okotoks Western Wheel readers – September 9, 2015

Western Wheel Okotoks pickup

Erin Olthuis shares the impact of kidney disease on her young daughter with Cochrane Eagle readers – September 3, 2015

Cochrane Eagle pickup

The Bigelow family share why they are marching in the fight against kidney disease with Lethbridge Herald readers – September 2

Lethbridge Herald pickup

Himaani Malik shares her experiences on Kidney March with RedFM listeners – June 25, 2015

Himaani

2014

Johnena Stenske – featured in the Cochrane Eagle on August 14, 2014

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Jan Clemis – featured in the Vauxhall Advance on August 1, 2014

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Ramona, Kayla, Gwen, Rosalie and Barry – featured in the Airdrie Echo on July 16, 2014

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Amrit shares her experiences about Kidney March on RedFM – June 23, 2014

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Voula highlights her hopes to raise organ donation awareness – Medicine Hat News, June 22, 2014

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Natasha shares the importance of research in changing the diagnosis of PKD from the death sentence it was in the 60’s  Medicine Hat News, June 03, 2014

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Amanda wants to raise awareness about the need for annual physical check ups with your family doctor.  If you are at risk of kidney disease you may not have any symptoms indicating failure.  Medicine Hat News, May 30, 2014

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 Andrew, taking part in Kidney March while balancing it with dialysis, raises funds with the help of his daughter. Medicine Hat News, May 13, 2014.

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