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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 New Marcher Centre for Participants

Announcing…. Your New Marcher Centre! 

We’re excited to share that we have updated our Marcher Centre and it is ready for you to use.

This new and improved fundraising hub has lots of helpful features to reach your Kidney March goals.

Start by logging into your Marcher Centre and explore the new platform.
 You will notice:

  • A fresh new design, making it easy for you to navigate and for supporters to follow your journey.
  • A dynamic dashboard with an overview of your efforts and achievements as they happen, and you can easily share them on social channels.
  • Strava integration! You can now add your Strava account to your Marcher Centre and have your activity automatically tracked onto your page!
  • Easy-to-use email tools that track responses when people open your emails or view your page (how cool!).

Bonus – Your new Marcher Centre adapts to any screen size. Manage and share from your phone or tablet and take your fundraising on the go!

Questions? 
 Click here to review our new Marcher Centre Guide and learn step-by-step all you can do in this improved fundraising hub.
Take the 45-second tour of your Marcher Centre by clicking “Tour” in the top right corner after logging in.
Contact usWe’re happy to help you.
We hope you enjoy this new platform as much as we do, and happy fundraising Kidney Marchers

Kidney March EXPO

You’re Invited to Kidney March EXPO

It’s time to reunite Marchers, Crew, family, friends and welcome new family members at our annual kick-off event, Kidney March EXPO!

Meet us online at 11:00 am MT, on Sunday, April 25, 2021.
Discover the world of Kidney March, hear past Marchers and Crew share their
first-hand experiences, learn what to expect for 2021, and
join a live Q&A chat with the Kidney March team!

To attend EXPO through ZOOM, please register in advance. 
Use this link to register and share it to invite family and friends: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAscuiqrz8qGNJAJ5nLwl7dtOBb-IGCbrrS

Learn about this life-changing 100KM journey to fight against kidney disease and for organ donation. This online event will equip and inspire you to register for Kidney March and complete it this September. 

Kidney March alumni and registered participants – Wear your Kidney March Gear! After the presentation we encourage everyone to turn on their video for the live Q&A.

Following EXPO, plan to get active and head out for a training walk in your community. Be sure to post a photo and comment about where you walked on the Kidney March Training Walks Facebook Group . Or submit your photo to us through the Marcher Center photo upload link.

We can’t wait to connect virtually with you from coast to coast and beyond!

Once you’ve registered, share the registration link with family and friends to invite them to join you at EXPO!

What to Expect Kidney March 2021

What to Expect for 2021

Kidney March 2021 is Going Virtual

To plan the best Kidney March possible, we have assessed our circumstances, and with your best interests at heart, we are proud to announce that Kidney March 2021 will continue in a virtual format. Our goal, as always, is to provide our Marchers and Crew with a life-changing experience while continuing our mission to improve the lives of those affected by kidney disease and organ donation. We are excited to bring the Kidney March experience to you again this year!

Watch the video to hear Joyce Van Deurzen, Executive Director, Southern Alberta and Saskatchewan and Laura Fleming, Manager of Kidney March, explain more on Kidney March 2021. 

Kidney March 2020 was an incredible triumph. We raised the 2nd highest amount in Kidney March history. We proved that no matter where we are across the globe, no matter what challenges or opportunities we face, our community stays connected, rallying in support of each other, marching no matter what! Look forward to the fun, interactive surprises we have planned to keep you connected while walking in your community. Stay tuned and connect with us anytime. Our team is here to answer your questions.

Special thanks to our sponsors for your continued support. We are so grateful.

Connect on the Kidney March Training Walks Group and join our STRAVA CLUB. Continue to train and most of all, support each other with positivity and hope. Stay safe and follow your local health guidelines.

Sincerely,

Joyce Van Deurzen
Executive Director, Southern Alberta and Sask. Branch.

&

Laura Fleming
Manager, Kidney March & Signature Events.

Happy Holidays!


From Us to You, Happy Holidays
 

With the holiday season upon us, we want to send our heartfelt thanks to our Kidney March family. 

We are so proud of you. Your perseverance allowed us to succeed in the face of adversity. Kidney March 2020 raised $1,075,060, our second-highest amount ever raised. Your determination and generosity has a direct and positive impact that changes lives. You are a vital force supporting those affected by kidney disease, advancing world-class research, and promoting kidney health and organ donation.

We are going into our 12th year with 266 Trailblazers. Incredible! 
From everyone in our small but mighty team, thank you.

We are truly grateful to have you as a part of our family. 

This year especially has reminded us to enjoy all of life’s simple blessings, and we hope that’s what you do over the holidays. We wish you a joyous and safe holiday season and hope to be a big part of your plans in 2021. 

Please Note: Our office will be closed from December 24 to January 5, 2021. 
Please contact us with any questions or for support.

Kidney March 2020 Celebration & Alumni Reunion

Watch with us Saturday October 24, 2020 at 7:00 pm MT

Although we can’t be together in person, nothing will stop us from celebrating everyone who has made Kidney March what it is today – Marchers, Crew, donors, sponsors and volunteers! In our 11 years, Kidney March has raised over $9.5 million to change the lives of kidney patients and their families. This life-changing achievement is thanks to you, our Kidney March family, and it’s time to celebrate your ongoing support for the kidney community. Learn about the achievements of 2020, watch special messages from marchers, be the first to see the 2020 video and the Trailblazer item, and leave inspired for 2021!

Whatever 2021 brings, we are marching no matter what!
Register before December 1, 2020, to be a Trailblazer

What is a Trailblazer? Trailblazers boldly lead the way for Kidney March 2021 by registering before December 1, 2020 and committing to raising a minimum of $2,200. In recognition of this, Trailblazers receive a high-end clothing item to wear proudly. (Watch the Alumni to see what it will be!)

 

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