Sup­port teams walk­ing for kid­ney health

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March 12 is World Kid­ney Day. The Foun­da­tion in­vites ev­ery­one to have a glass of wa­ter as a sym­bolic ges­ture to stress the es­sen­tial role of kid­neys. One out of 14 peo­ple in Québec suf­fers from kid­ney dis­ease. With public sup­port through its fund rais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties, the Foun­da­tion funds re­search and of­fers train­ing and sup­port to pa­tients. To sup­port the 2015 Kid­ney Walk, visit www.kid­­ney-walks.

Bernard Sévi­gny (on left) en­rolls his team on the web­site of Kid­ney Walk 2015. Mayor of Sher­brooke, Mr. Sévi­gny is the hon­orary chair­man of the 2015 Kyd­ney Walk in the Eastern Town­ships. He is shown here with Richard Laval­lée, who do­nated a kid­ney to his son Marc-An­toine in 2014, and Josée Par­enteau, pres­i­dent of the Eastern Town­ships sec­tion of the Kid­ney Foun­da­tion of Canada.

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