Goderich Kid­ney Walk

The Goderich Signal-Star - - FRONT PAGE -

Chris Pen­ning­ton (12) of Brus­sels, was born with one kid­ney and later di­ag­nosed with kid­ney dis­ease. Cur­rently at Stage 1, Chris re­lies on med­i­ca­tion to keep his kid­neys func­tion­ing and from fur­ther de­te­ri­o­rat­ing. Chris raises aware­ness for kid­ney dis­ease as well as money to help fund more re­search. “Not a lot of peo­ple know about it, so this walk re­ally helps peo­ple un­der­stand [about the dis­ease],” Chris said.

It was a beau­ti­ful day for the 5km Goderich Kid­neyWalk. Ac­cord­ing to sta­tis­tics, one in 10 Cana­di­ans have kid­ney dis­ease. The Kid­ney Foun­da­tion’s vi­sion is to im­prove the lives for all peo­ple af­fected by the dis­ease.

PHO­TOS BY KATH­LEEN SMITH/ GODERICH SIG­NAL STAR

(L to R): MP Ben Lobb, MPP Lisa Thomp­son, Chris Pen­ning­ton and Mayor Kevin Mor­ri­son

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