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Best Way for Spreading Christmas Cheer is Singing Loud for All to Hear

We, at the Kidney Foundation Southern Alberta branch, are singing to you and singing your praises.

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Ladies and Gentlemen, the heroes of the 2012 Kidney March….

We’re delighted to share the One Life Video that transpired from this year’s incredible Kidney March. We hope you love it as much as we do. Click here to read more.

Oppa Marcher Style!

Heeeeeeyyyy, Kidney Marchers….

It’s about that time. And, we miss you already. Kidney March 2012 was an ENORMOUS SUCCESS. We Crewed. We Marched. We Conquered. Now, let’s kick back, catch up and celebrate Kidney Marcher Style.

The 3rd Annual Kidney March Alumni Celebration is just around the corner!

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Register before Halloween and score some FREE passes to Screamfest 2012…..

Here’s a fun and scary reason to register for Kidney March 2013 now. Our friends at ScreamWorks (you might remember Mike and Maureen from one of our sweep vans this year) are offering two free VIP tickets to Scream Fest to everyone who registers as a Marcher or Crew member before Halloween.

If you’ve already registered for KM 2013, please let us know if you’d like your Scream Fest tickets and we’ll see that you get them. Scream Fest is a lot of fun and these VIP Speed Passes will mean that you can skip to the front of the line. You can learn a little more about Scream Fest here:

Kidney March 2012 Ceremony and Cheering Station Details

With Kidney March just around the bend, it’s time to talk specifics. Important specifics. Such as, where to show these remarkable folks some love along the 100K route, loud and proud. We’ve got to tell you, friends of Kidney March, there is nothing quite like seeing some familiar faces a long the way while you are out blazing the kidney trail for days. A pick me up like that is one of the very, very best feelings in the world.

For safety reasons, we cannot allow impromptu stops along the route. So, to keep our Marchers safe and sound, we have set up and designated a few stops throughout the route to accommodate supporters coming out to cheer them on. Below, you’ll find many o’ opportunity to join us, whether it’s for the Opening Ceremony, Closing Ceremony, on route cheering stops or all of the above (er, below).

1) September 7th @ 6:50am – Opening Ceremonies at Millarville Racetrack

2) September 8th @ 7:30am – Hwy 66 and Powderface Trail Head (Day 2 Starting point)

3) September 8th @ 9:45am – Hwy 66 and Allen Bill Pond picnic Area

4) September 8th @ 1:00pm – Bragg Creek Strip mall by Shell Station

5) September 9th @ 10:00am – Springbank Park School

6) September 9th @ 2:45 pm at Canada Olympic Park Festival Tent – (Closing Ceremonies) to begin approximately 3 pm. Free Parking at COP.

We hope you’ll join us as we bask in the awesomeness that is Kidney March weekend. Homemade signs optional (but always a huge hit).


If Marchers are the heart of the Kidney March, then the Crew is the soul. There’s no two ways about it, our Crew members make the March….march. Walking one hundred kilometres is an epic adventure, and our hard-working, fun-loving Crew supports the Marchers every single step of the way. Think you have what it takes to join the ranks? Here are a few things you need to know:

1.  You’re an ambassador of kidney village. For 3 remarkable days, we all are citizens of a community focused on 2 things: fighting kidney disease…and taking care of our feet. From the start to finish, our Crew is busy making sure the Marchers are getting the R&R they need after a long day on the road. Need help with that tent? Crew is on it. Need directions to the massage tent? No problemo — That’s Crew-covered. Along with everything else, naturally.

2.  You’re the chairmen (and women) of cheer. Whether the Marchers are mid-route in the stunning Kananaskis Country or nearing the home stretch towards the end of a 33 kilometre day, cheering is a gift and obligation for our entire Crew. A good cheering squad has been scientifically proven to actually make blisters be-gone and cramps vanish into thin air. It’s that powerful. Click here to read more.

Want to make your mark against Kidney Disease, but can’t March? Easy. Sign up as a Crew member!

Kidney March is about doing the most you can do to support kidney disease research and patient programs. As part of the Kidney March family, Crewing is an essential, rewarding experience that will have you coming back for more.

Here are the top 3 reasons why you should sign up to Crew today:

1) Much like our kidneys, Crew members are the vital, behind the scenes support for our Marchers. They provide all types of services ranging from pit stop set up to traffic support to everything in between. Regardless of your skills or interests, there is a place for you in the KM Crew family!

2) Want to support a friend or family member who’s Marching? Start a team! Crew members have to opportunity to join teams with other Marchers and Crew. Being part of a team gives you a chance to meet inspiring new people, develop amazing support networks and build relationships that last a lifetime; it all starts with Crewing.

3) Worried about fundraising or not sure how to get involved? No problem! Crew members are not obligated to fundraise which gives new fundraisers the perfect opportunity to get their feet wet with fundraising. In the past, many of our Crew members were so surprised at the amount they were able to fundraise that they have switched to Marching midway through their campaigns.

In short, Kidney March cannot happen without Crew members and we could not do this with out you. Join us? We hope so….