Take a step for kidney health
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.