The Kidney Foundation of Canada is urging the community to lace up their sneakers and help move research forward for people living with kidney disease Sept. 10 at Kingston Park in Chatham.
The annual Kidney Walk event brings people out in support of those 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.
In Chatham, registration will take place at Kingston Park, Pavilion #3 at 9 a.m. and the walk will start at 10 a.m.
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.
Participants are encouraged to create a team and join together 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.