Joining us for the Kidney March Expo on Sunday April 22nd? We hope so.

This Sunday, April 22nd marks the third Annual Kidney March Expo — the place to mix and mingle with other Kidney March minded folks all the while, getting great info and tips on training, fundraising, footwear with a healthy dose of inspiration. Top Five Reasons for checking it out??

1. You’ll meet some Kidney Marchers – newbies & alumni as well as the Kidney March Team.

2. You’ll have the chance to ask all of your KM questions.

3. You’ll be able to attend an FYI (For Your Inspiration) Session, which runs from 11a till noon, btw.

4. You’ll be able to enjoy some refreshments and also (possibly) win one of the sweet door prizes.

5. You’ll be able to go on the very first 5k training walk for the 2012 KM season.

We want a future without kidney disease and the only way we know how to make that happen is to continue to grow the Kidney March Movement. So, we do hope you’ll join us. And feel welcome to bring a friend (or two). RSVP to

Happy World Kidney Day!

Did you know that an estimated 2.6 million Canadians have kidney disease, or are at risk? Each day, an average of 16 people are told that their kidneys have failed. Diabetes and high blood pressure are two of the main causes of kidney disease, but there are many other reasons. Check out The Kidney Foundation’s “Kidney Disease: Am I at Risk?” booklet to learn all about what your kidneys do, what puts you at higher risk for developing kidney disease, what the symptoms of kidney disease are, and what you can do to protect your kidneys. To get your free booklet click here!

Calgarian’s wait for kidney highlights shortfall of donors across Canada

By Jamie Komarnicki, Calgary Herald

When Kyshon Jack went for a doctor checkup roughly two years ago, he thought little of the nervous tick that shook his legs from time to time.

But routine blood work delivered some alarming news: the occasional shaking in his legs was actually a sign of kidney failure. By the time the ailment was discovered in January 2010, the Calgary retail manager was in “dire straights” with just eight per cent kidney function remaining.

Within weeks, Jack was on dialysis.
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Calgarian has no regrets over anonymous kidney donation

Earl had to go.

While waiting for an appointment with her transplant co-ordinator last year, Jody Horvath took the unusual tack of naming her kidneys Earl and Pearl.

“A friend and I were texting each other when she suggested I give them names,” the vivacious 24-year-old says with a laugh. So, in homage to that Dixie Chicks song of a few years back, she named one Earl and the other Pearl, knowing that by year’s end, Earl would be long gone.

“I don’t know why I named them, just something to do,” she adds. Click here to read more.

Cochrane Woman Marches for Kidney Cause

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August 2nd, 2011 By: Kelsey Hipkin, Cochrane Eagle

Particia Wylie is ready to put another 100 kilometres on her walking shoes.

For the second time in as many years, the 64-year old Cochrane woman will walk 100 kilometers in three days for the second annual Kidney best medicine for herpes March Sepember 9-11. Read On….


Kidney Marcher interviewed on Canada AM

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Breanna Elliotson, a member of the Kidney March Facebook community speaks to receiving the gift of life from an incredibly generous neighbor in this moving video…