On Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, at St. Vincent Park in Barrie, kidney walkers will take steps to create a better future for those living with and affected by kidney disease. It's one of the walks taking place this fall as communities across Ontario join together for The Kidney Foundation of Canada’s Kidney Walk.
Kidney disease is impacting communities and families in growing numbers. Today, one in 10 Canadians has kidney disease and over 1,000 Ontarians are waiting for a kidney transplant. The number of Canadians being treated for kidney failure has tripled in the last 20 years. “Now, more than ever, there is a need to increase awareness of kidney disease,” says Greg Robbins, President of The Kidney Foundation of Canada, Ontario Branch. “Kidney Walks raise funds to support kidney disease research and assist those living with kidney disease when they need it most.”
Kidney Walks are the Foundation’s largest community fundraiser. The events may last only a few hours, but the connections and camaraderie for those living with kidney disease who attend has a lasting impact. “Participants tell us time and time again that the event itself provides such an important venue because they see that they are not alone in their experience,” added Robbins.
The Kidney Foundation’s goal is to support those affected by kidney disease through education, patient support programs like Kidney Connect Peer Support, advocacy, and by funding research to improve understanding of kidney disease and its treatments.
Kidney disease is treated with dialysis or a kidney transplant; there is no cure.
Walk for someone you love living with kidney disease.
For more information, to register for a walk, or to donate, please visit http://www.kidneywalk.ca
Help us reach our goal of $850,000 in Ontario.
Date: Sunday, September 13, 2015 Place: St. Vincent Park Registration: 9:30 a.m. Start Time: 10:30 a.m.