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Published Monday, July 15, 2013 2:31PM MDT
Sept 6-8, 2013, hundreds of citizens will join together to make the boldest movement ever made in the battle against kidney disease. They will lace up their walking shoes and take on the Kidney March challenge, a three day, 100 kilometer walk, from Kananaskis to Calgary. Hosted by the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Kidney March raises awareness and funds to support kidney disease research, patient support programs, and organ donation initiatives.
Kidney disease is a lifelong, irreversible illness with no cure. 80 per cent of Canadians waiting for an organ donation are in need of a kidney, and those affected is expected to double in the next ten years. Kidney March is the only walk of this magnitude in the fight against kidney disease in North America. Participants involved, including marchers, crew members, patients, and donors are taking one step closer in the battle against kidney disease. For the millions affected by kidney disease, failure is not an option.
To find out how you can support or donate to Kidney March, along with hundreds of participants in the impactful 100 kilometer walk over three days, please visit www.kidneymarch.ca or call at 1-866-9KMARCH.