About The Event

The Kidney Foundation's Kidney Walk is more than just a fundraiser. It is an opportunity to join with family and friends and make a tangible difference in the lives of those living with kidney disease, to celebrate new beginnings, to remember loved ones and to honour those who face kidney failure every day. Each step is part of our collective passion to create a better future for people affected by kidney disease. Your support of The Kidney Foundation's Kidney Walk will make a difference.

2017 EVENTS 
Walks will take place throughout the month of September in communities large and small. Kidney Walks take place nationwide, raising funds to support Kidney Foundation programs and leading kidney research. Walks provide an occasion for patients on dialysis, organ transplant recipients, their families, living donors, the medical community, and the public to come together to raise awareness about the importance of kidney health and organ donation and to support the many programs and services offered by The Kidney Foundation.

FUNDRAISING TOOLS & RESOURCES
When you sign up to walk, we want to ensure you have all of the tools and materials necessary. 
Download Pledge form 
Tips for Using Social Media to help your fundraising efforts
Participant Guide (Features information about recording offline donations, personalizing your page etc.)
Team Fundraising Tips
Fundraising Tips



FUNDRAISING REWARDS 
We know that rewards are not the main reason why you fundraise and walk; but it’s nice to be rewarded for hard work! Top fundraising bragging rights beats everything else!

Raise $100+ - Receive an official Kidney Walk t-shirt 
Raise over $1000 and become part of the Kidney Walk Champions Club

Is there a champion in you?
Become a member of the Kidney Walk Champions Club and take that extra step to raise $1000 or more! All walkers are eligible, whether walking with a team or as an individual. Participants who commit to and reach a personal goal of $1000* or more will receive the following benefits:  

Official Kidney Walk Champions Club t-Shirt
Personalized fundraising support 
Acknowledgement on the day of the Walk
Recognition in post-Walk communications
Name listed on the local Walk web page

* Members of the Kidney Walk Champions Club must have $1000 of individual fundraising credited to their personal fundraising page as opposed to team fundraising efforts. Please be sure to record all of your offline pledges online so that your true fundraising total is reflected.

SIGNATURES 
Update your email signature to promote the walk using the sample below or write your own. Don’t forget to provide a link to your personal fundraising page. 
  • Let's join together for The Kidney Walk to raise awareness about kidney health and organ donation. To join my team or sponsor me, visit (insert link to personal page)
  • Every kilometre counts in the fight against kidney disease. Let's walk the Kidney Walk! To join my team or sponsor me, visit (insert link to personal page). 

ABOUT THE KIDNEY FOUNDATION OF CANADA 
For over 50 years, The Kidney Foundation has been working to reduce the burden of kidney disease by funding leading kidney research, providing programs and services for those living with kidney disease and raising awareness of kidney health and organ donation. For more information about the Foundation and its work, visit www.kidney.ca/ontario.