Take a step for kid­ney health

North Bay Nugget - - NEWS -

here’s your chance to take a gi­ant step in the fight against kid­ney disease.

The walks are the Kid­ney Foun­da­tion’s largest com­mu­nity fundraiser, with a goal of $900,000 in On­tario this year. In North Bay, the event will be held Sun­day at Lee Park along the Kate

Pace Way start­ing at 10 a.m.

The non-com­pet­i­tive walk raises funds and aware­ness of kid­ney health and or­gan do­na­tion. It sup­ports those af­fected by kid­ney disease, as well as their fam­i­lies.

A di­ag­no­sis of kid­ney disease is life-chang­ing and af­fects the en­tire fam­ily. For some, it means los­ing hours of the week to dial­y­sis, which af­fects work, travel or spend­ing time with the fam­ily.

It is es­ti­mated one in 10 Cana­di­ans has kid­ney disease and mil­lions more are at risk. Kid­ney disease is treated with dial­y­sis or a kid­ney trans­plant.

There is no cure.

More than 11,500 On­tar­i­ans de­pend on life-sus­tain­ing dial­y­sis treat­ments sev­eral times a week. Many of those wait­ing for an or­gan trans­plant are in need of a kid­ney.

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