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We are incredibly proud of our Kidney March Family. Every conversation, every tweet, every facebook status, every newspaper feature and every shout out has helped spread the word about Kidney March far and wide, 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. Read below for News and Community updates and stay connected.

Want to get to know a few of your fellow Marchers? Visit our 'Marcher Stories' page under 'The Cause' to read more!

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The Washboard Union Trailblazer Contest!

Register, Be Rewarded, and Your Chance to Win a Gift from The Washboard Union!

2023 is kicking off with exciting news and Marchers and Crew leading the way to our biggest year! The Exciting News… Be a Trailblazer & You Could Win Concert + Dinner Tickets!

The Washboard Union, was so honored we picked their song ‘Shine’ as your theme song for 2022, they wanted to give you all one more gift. The chance to win four tickets to their Calgary show on December 3rd, but that’s not all, it also includes a special pre-concert dinner at Hotel Arts!

Register as a Marcher or Crew before November 25, 2022, and be entered to win:

  • Four tickets to The Washboard Union show (artists of our 2022 theme song) in Calgary on December 3, 2022, AND
  • A pre-concert dinner for four in the ATB Blue Room catered by Hotel Arts

Already a trailblazer? You are already entered to win! Gain bonus entries for every BRAND NEW participant you recruit as a Trailblazer to join you! (Contact Susan at with the new registrant’s name).

We played a personal message from The Washboard Union at our closing ceremony, and in case you missed it, watch it here. 

You’re Invited! 2022 Kidney March Celebration and Alumni Reunion

It’s Time to Celebrate Join us for the Kidney March Celebration and Alumni Reunion on Saturday, October 22, 2022! 

  • In person at the Delta Calgary South Hotel: 135 Southland Dr. SE, Calgary. Cocktails at 6:30 pm, program starts at 7:00 pm, and appetizers to follow. RSVP by October 20 to Erin at 
  • Not able to attend in person? Join us online via Zoom for the presentation at 7:00 pm MT RSVP to the Zoom event here

We’re excited to celebrate your accomplishments and everyone who has made Kidney March what it is today. We have a lot to be proud of and much to celebrate! Everyone is invited, all past and present Marchers and Crew, volunteers, donors, sponsors, friends and families, you are our Kidney March family and the kidney community!

Hear special messages from your fellow Kidney Marchers, see who won the top fundraising awards, be the first to see our 2022 video, plus many more surprises!

Now is the time to be a Trailblazer! What is a Trailblazer?
Trailblazers are bold and committed. They take the first steps in the fight against kidney disease and for organ donation by registering before Dec 1, 2022 and pledging to raise $2200 for the 2023 Richardson Wealth Kidney March.  All Trailblazers will receive a special gift in recognition of their commitment, a high-end clothing item, and you wont want to miss it this year!
Register at:

Kidney March 2022 Surpassed Expectations! THANK YOU!

Congratulations and thank you. 

You continued to fight united against kidney disease and for organ donation. Your determination and commitment to making a difference in the lives of kidney patients and their families was heroic. It is because of you Kidney March 2022 exceeded every expectation we had. Thank you!

After two years of marching on our own paths, we came together to share heartfelt highs and lows, laughs and tears, and embrace the incredible feeling of uniting, no matter what. Strangers became friends, and lifelong memories were made, all while making a monumental impact in the lives of those affected by kidney disease.  You blew up social feeds and shared your journey with so many around the world. 

To everyone who participated but was unable to do so in person, we can’t thank you enough for putting your all into Kidney March this year. You are valued members of our Kidney March family and we loved watching your journeys online.

Thanks to you, our marchers, crew, sponsors, donors, and volunteers, we put kidney disease and organ donation on the map in the biggest way possible.

Kidney March 2022 raised over $959,635 – and the donations are still coming in! This year’s fundraising contributes to the over $12 million raised through Kidney March to support all those living with kidney disease, fund life-saving research, and fuel organ donation initiatives and education. We’re closing in on a million dollars and there is still time to help reach our goal, donations are accepted until October 31, 2022. Donate Now

Stay connected on our social pages, @KidneyMarch on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Join the Kidney March Training Walks Group, Kidney March Crew Group, and Strava Club. Tag yourself in our Facebook Albums! We will be uploading more pictures and videos from the weekend there. 

• Save the date for the Kidney March Alumni Reunion on Saturday, October 22, 2022. We will unveil the Kidney March 2022 video and celebrate everyone who made this year outstanding!

Registration is open for the 2023 Richardson Wealth Kidney March, this is going to be a HUGE year. Register before December 1, 2022, to be a Trailblazer! As a Trailblazer, you pave the way for the year to come and you will receive an exclusive Trailblazer item.

Click here to register for Kidney March today & BE A 2023 TRAILBLAZER!

From the Kidney March team and all those living courageously 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.

Lost & Found 2022

Lost and found from Kidney March 2022
Please check the below list of items and let us know if you think something may be yours. To claim your lost item contact Tanya Work (587) 328-4821| 1-800-268-1177

We will bring all unclaimed items to the Alumni Reunion in October.  Any remaining items following the reunion will be donated to Kidney Clothes.

Items that are missing and not yet found:
1) A pair of prescription sunglasses in a Costco case somewhere between closing ceremony tent and luggage pickup

2) Beaded pin lost in Tent City 1 – Kidney March logo. (Lost by Sole Sister & Mister Team member)

Unclaimed found items:

  • Black fanny pack with red lettering (Lean Cuisine)
  • String of little black LED lights
  • Small purple hair brush
  • Black Lulu Gloves, ladies size XS/S
  • Black mitts, with a hole in one finger
  • Black Sunglasses w/polka dot arms
  • (reunited) Black Zip Hoodie w/ Toyota logo, size XL 
  • Black Zip Jacket w/ Karbon logo, size L
  • Grey w/blue knit toque
  • Black Nike Training shoes, size 9.5 (look like women’s, but no label confirming)
  • Dark Grey t-shirt, size 1XL
  • Black w/gold Adidas backpack/bag, full of clothing, personal items, etc.
  • Black Hilfiger Jacket, size Large
  • Small pink princess beanbag pillow
  • Prescription glasses, leopard print
  • Brown sunglasses
  • Grey Sundog sunglasses
  • Black/Red BeCauseYukan backpack (no contents)
  • Purple key
  • Black Contigo s/s mug
  • Black/orange LED Headlamp
  • Beige ‘Welcome’ throw pillow
  • Blue & Red frilly, light up headband (something that cheer crew would have been wearing)
  • Blue ‘Rosie the Riveter’ button up shirt
  • Blue Woods Brand air mattress
  • Black women’s ArcTeryx running Vest (size small)
  • Black ball cap (plain, no logo)
  • Black Kidney March Tuberz
  • Black Sketchers Flip Flops (approx. size 5/6), ladies

The 2022 Kidney March Opening and Closing Ceremonies

You’re invited to join Kidney March participants at their Opening and Closing ceremonies. Come cheer on everyone involved in this incredible event. 

The Opening Ceremony: Friday, September 9, 2022 at 7:00 am
Are you ready to help kick off the adventure of a lifetime? Join us at 7:00 am sharp on Friday.
Where: the Millarville Racetrack: 306097 192 Street, Millarville, AB T0L 1K0.
Please note, vehicles cannot be left at the racetrack after the ceremony ends.  
A Special Thanks to our Opening Ceremony Sponsor, The Lecky Foundation!

 The Closing Ceremony:  Sunday, September 11, at 3:00 pm
Join us for  3:00 pm to cheer on the parade of Marchers and Crew as they complete their final kilometres and walk into the Closing Ceremony at Winsport Canada Olympic Park’s Festival Tent.
Where: COP Festival Tent: 88 Canada Olympic Rd SW, Calgary AB. (See map below for parking)
Not able to attend in person? The Closing Ceremony will be live streamed. Watch the Closing Ceremony live on the home page of
 A Special Thanks to our Closing Ceremony Sponsor, Richardson Wealth!

For more info on other cheering locations read: 2022 Cheer Stations

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