Kidney Foundation of Canada
The Kidney Foundation of Canada will host the "Be A LifeSaver Walk-A-Thon" in 21 locations across the province to promote Organ Donation Awareness. Participants will include kidney patients and their families, medical professionals, volunteers, and staff.
The North Bay event will be held at Lee Park on Saturday, September 22nd. Registration begins at 8 am, with the 5km walk on the Kate Pace Way commencing at 9 am.
Organ donation is a complex issue that affects thousands of Canadians. Each year, hundreds of people die because of a lack of organ and tissue donors while 4000 anxiously await the gift of life. This signature event provides us a tremendous opportunity to spread our organ donation message.
Kidney disease has a devastating impact, both physically and emotionally, on patients and their immediate families.
The "Be A Life Saver Walk-A-Thon" will provide our patients with an opportunity to meet and exchange information with their peers and renal professionals on a more social level and allow all Foundation supporters the chance to educate in their communities.
The Kidney Foundation of Canada was founded in 1964 and is the only national volunteer organization committed to reducing the burden of kidney disease through: promoting access to high quality healthcare; providing education and support; and increasing public awareness and commitment to advancing kidney health and organ donations.
Your involvement in the "Be A Life Saver Walk-A-Thon" will help ensure that kidney patients continue to receive the many services provided by The Kidney Foundation of Canada. At the same time, those not directly impacted by kidney disease will learn about the growing need for more organ donors.
Pledge forms and walk information is available by calling Andrew, the local event coordinator, at 476-3715 or by visiting the Kidney Foundation web site at www.kidney.on.ca.