The Kidney Foundation of Canada is urging Ontarians to lace up their sneakers and help move research forward for Canadians living with kidney disease.
The annual Kidney Walk event brings thousands of participants out in support of people living with kidney disease and their families.
Nearly 10,000 Ontarians depend on life-sustaining dialysis treatments several times a week, over 1,000 are waiting for a kidney transplant, and countless others live with reduced kidney function that may have gone undetected. Across the country, millions are at risk of developing kidney disease.
Forty communities across Ontario will hold walks this fall in support of the 1 in 10 Canadians with kidney disease and The Kidney Foundation of Canada.
Every step you take on your Kidney Walk journey will provide hope for those living with kidney disease when they need it most. A diagnosis of kidney disease is life changing and impacts the entire family. For some, it means losing hours of the week to dialysis, impacting their opportunities to work, spend time together and travel.
That’s why teams of friends and families will join together to walk to support their loved ones.
Create a team and join together at a Kidney Walk near you to help make a difference. It only requires a little time and effort, but each step will provide hope to many. Registration is easy online at www.kidneywalk.ca.
The Kidney Foundation of Canada works to improve the lives of all people affected by kidney disease through research, government advocacy, peer support, education and programs.
Join the kidney community at Kidney Walk and help create a future without kidney disease.
Where: Stittsville United Church
When: Sunday September 11, 2016
Registration: 10 a.m. Walk: 11 a.m.