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Welcome to Alexis's Personal Page

Your Support Means the World to Me

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



I am taking part in Kidney March - 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.



Those of you who know me know that on September 23, 2003 I donated my kidney to my brother- it was quite the process and one that my family still talks about to this day.  I now am married with three boys who often ask to hear about how I helped to save Uncle Jamie. Being a kidney donor has become part of my identity.  Unfortunately my brother passed away in August of 2016 (unrelated to his kidney disease) and I have never for a moment regretted my decision to give him a chance at a better life free from dialysis. 

I am also a medical social worker and I see the affects of kidney disease in every unit of the hospitals in which I work.  I know both professionally and personally the toll kidney disease takes on individuals, families and our healthcare system. 

Many do not realize just how important our kidneys are until something goes wrong with them-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 a 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.



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.



Please support me in anyway you can- every dollar counts!

Thank you!

Alexis










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My Goal
Goal
$7,500.00 CAD
Achieved
$5,270.00 CAD

My Honour Roll

  • Kevin and Deborah Johnson
    $2,500.00 CAD
  • William Beveridge
    $1,000.00 CAD
  • Eleanor Kyle
    $500.00 CAD
  • Janet McCutchon
    $50.00 CAD
  • Bea Beveridge
  • Diane Sean Grace Ariana Jeffers
  • James Beveridge
  • James McCutchon
  • Janna Mazurkewich
  • Jillian Beveridge
  • Julia Cunningham
  • keith caldwell
  • Kelly cantwell
  • Laura Ashburn
  • Melissa McDonald
  • Nancy Caldwell
  • Penny Lucas
  • Rob&Melissa Johnson
  • Tricia Donnelly
  • Anonymous
    $40.00 CAD
  • Anonymous
    $40.00 CAD
  • Anonymous
    $20.00 CAD
    
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