Brockville – This Saturday, September 9th, walk for someone you love at Brockville’s annual Kidney Walk and become part of Canada’s largest community event dedicated to raising funds for kidney research and programs that help support Canadians living with kidney disease.
The non-competitive walk raising awareness of kidney health and organ donation takes place tommorrow, Saturday, September 9th starting at the Hardy Park band shell on Water Street in Downtown Brockville.
Registration begins at 10:00am with the walk starting at 11:00am.
The Kidney Walk is a great way for families, friends and colleagues to come together to show support for the 1 in 10 Canadians living with kidney disease. It’s where the kidney community gathers to show their unwavering commitment to kidney health and improved lives for all people touched by kidney disease.
• Raise $100 or more and receive a Kidney Walk t-shirt
• Raise $1000 or more and become a Kidney Walk Champion
The annual walks are the foundation’s largest community fundraiser. While the events only a last a few hours, the relationships built within the community for those who attend have a lasting impact.
The foundation’s goal is to support those affected by kidney disease through education, patient support programs like Kidney Connect Peer Support, advocacy efforts, and by funding research to improve the future of kidney care in Canada. Kidney disease is treated with dialysis or a kidney transplant; there is no cure.
On average, one in 10 Canadians has kidney disease and millions more are at risk. Nearly 10,000 Ontarians depend on life-sustaining dialysis treatments several times a week and many of those waiting for a transplant are in need of a kidney.
For more information, to register, or to donate, please visit https://kidney.akaraisin.com/Pledge/Event/GroupHome.aspxseid=14307&mid=82&sgid=3892