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2013 BC Kidney Walks | Kamloops
: August 25, 2013
: Riverside Park
: Walk (2.5km) | Run (5.5km)
: 11 am
: 12 pm
Did you know … 85% of British Columbians surveyed were in favour of organ donation? But only 19% have registered to be organ donors? This huge gap between “will do” and “did do” is threatening the lives of the 2,800 people in BC on kidney dialysis. They must wait up to 5 years for a new kidney. Some don’t last that long.
The Kidney Foundation is committed to closing this gap and YOU CAN HELP. The Kidney Foundation of Canada, BC Branch will celebrate its 6th annual Kidney Walk in August and September of 2013. In year one, a fledgling group of 7 communities successfully came together to make a difference in the lives of kidney patients and their families. In 2012, 19 communities around BC joined forces to champion this extraordinary grassroots event. These walks have expanded to include dragon boat teams and even competitive runs in select communities.
The Kidney Foundation of Canada's Kidney Walk takes place each year in communities all across the country, and are one of the Kidney Foundation of Canada's most important 'Recycle for Life' fundraising and awareness campaigns. Nationwide, our Kidney Walks have a decade-long history of making a difference in the fight against kidney disease. The efforts of each participant go towards helping the Foundation implement important programs in each specific Walk's region to combat kidney disease, help improve the well-being of kidney patients and their families, and increase awareness of the dire need for more organ donors. Pick up one of our pledge forms, coming soon to a storefront near you!
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is people working together for a common cause. We are volunteers, individuals living with kidney disease, donors, and staff members — from all walks of life, all across Canada.
Since its creation in 1964, The Kidney Foundation has helped millions of Canadians suffering from kidney failure and related disorders such as hypertension, diabetes, urinary tract infections and kidney stones.
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