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Welcome to Jessica's Kidney March Fundraising page!
Your Support Means the World to Me

Kidney Disease is on the rise, affecting 1 in 10 Canadians. 

I am taking part in Kidney March for the first time! - a 3 day, 100 km journey from Kananaskis to Calgary. This is more than just a walk. This is big. I am joining hundreds of others as a united front against kidney disease.

I will join my boyfriend and his parents on a team (along with my older sister who is marching as well) in support of awareness, education, and research of this disease that has been a part of their lives. My boyfriend, his sister, and mom were all diagnosed early on. Unfortunately, it has been my boyfriend that has endured the most life altering symptoms since he was 16. This year I march with him to show him my love and support. 

Why? Kidney disease is personal to me. It affects 10% of the population, yet is seldom spoken of. Kidneys are two of the hardest working organs in your body. They remove waste and excess water, and control mineral and hormone levels. When your kidneys aren't functioning properly, it impacts every aspect of your life.

When diagnosed early enough, we can slow down kidney disease. Because you can lose 80% kidney function without any symptoms, many people don't know they have kidney disease until they are close to kidney failure. On average, 15 Canadians are newly diagnosed with kidney failure every day.

Kidney failure can be fatal. Unfortunately, it is a leading cause of death in Canada. And there is no cure.

On September 7th, 8th and 9th, I am participating in Kidney March. It will be challenging, but I am excited for it. A chronic illness so encompassing as kidney disease deserves a walk of this magnitude. I am training in preparation of marching 100 km. But I need your help. My goal is to raise a minimum of $2,200. Please sponsor me and my team "To Infiniti and Beyond"!

In supporting me, you are supporting The Kidney Foundation of Canada to carry out kidney disease prevention, lifesaving research, and organ donation initiatives. By being part of Kidney March I am part of Canada’s biggest effort to date to improve kidney health. How? The Kidney Foundation is a founding partner in Can-SOLVE CKD, a Canada-wide research initiative featuring 18 projects and a $40 million investment into kidney research. Now in its second year, Can-SOLVE CKD represents the largest investment into kidney research in Canadian history. Patient volunteers helped shape the research questions, and are still involved as research progresses. The Kidney Foundation has pledged $3.35 million to make this transformational research possible. By supporting me, you are supporting this groundbreaking initiative in which Kidney Foundation donations are matched by federal and provincial governments as well as private partners.

Thank you for taking up the torch on behalf of the millions affected or at risk. A kidney crisis is looming. The time to make a difference is now. Failure is not an option.




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My Goal
Goal
$2,200.00 CAD
Achieved
$740.00 CAD

My Honour Roll

  • Ray Mills
    $250.00 CAD
  • Andre dAbadie
    $100.00 CAD
  • Arzeen Asaria
    $100.00 CAD
  • Tarek Jayoussi
    $100.00 CAD
  • Yvonne Casement
    $20.00 CAD
  • David Hunt
  • Josephine Ho
  • Pedro Perez
    
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