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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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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!)

 

Congratulations and THANK YOU!

Kidney March 2020 Family!

You continued the fight against kidney disease and for organ donation no matter what 2020 brought our way. Your determination and commitment to make a difference in the lives of kidney patients and their families is heroic. It is because of you that Kidney March 2020 has exceeded every expectation we had. Thank you!

Together we put kidney disease and organ donation on the map in the biggest way possible. Nothing stopped us, not even a pandemic, from fulfilling our commitment to improve the lives of those living courageously with kidney disease. Your unwavering dedication resulted in Kidney March 2020 raising $1,002,065 to fund lifesaving research, improve patient outcomes, support patient programs and organ donation initiatives – and the donations are still coming in! Share your Kidney March achievement loud and proud. This is the second highest amount ever raised in Kidney March history!

The impact you have made and the relationships we have formed go far beyond the Kidney March weekend. We welcomed 205 new heroes to the Kidney March family this year, and we will continue to celebrate our community of support all year long. Stay connected to your Kidney March family on our social pages, @KidneyMarch on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Join the Kidney March Training Walks Group, Kidney March Crew Group and Strava Club.

Save the date for the Kidney March Alumni Reunion on Saturday, October 24. We will unveil the Kidney March 2020 video and celebrate everyone who made this year outstanding – Marchers, Crew, volunteers, donors, sponsors and loved ones.

Register for Kidney March 2021 before December 1, 2020, to be a Trailblazer! As a Trailblazer, you pave the way for Kidney March 2021 and receive an exclusive Trailblazer item.

Whatever 2021 brings, we are excited to make Kidney March another amazing experience. Click here to register for Kidney March 2021 today!

From the Kidney March team and all those living with kidney disease, thank you for being a hero in the face of adversity. Together we are changing lives, and we could not do it without you.

Sincerely,

Joyce Van Deurzen, Executive Director
The Kidney Foundation of Canada, Southern Alberta and Saskatchewan Branch

 

Day Three Our Final Day of Kidney March 2020

We are on Day Three, the finish line is near, and it’s almost time to celebrate the incredible achievement that is Kidney March!

Watch this morning’s send off from Joyce Van Deurzen below:

• Open the “Day Three” box in your package! Discover your Kidney March finishing shirt, your badge of honour for the courageous decision you made to be a part of Kidney March 2020. Wear it with pride as you cross your finish line (and share your pictures and videos with us!).

• At 5:00 pm (MT) today, visit KidneyMarch.ca or our Facebook Page to watch our Closing Ceremony, the grand finale to our legendary weekend! Invite your family and friends to tune in as we showcase the dedication of all those involved in Kidney March 2020.

Please continue to share your journey with us by uploading pictures and videos to our form on the “Marcher Centre” login page. Tag us on all your social media posts @kidneyMarch and #KidneyMarch.

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