Kid­ney Foun­da­tion launches fall aware­ness cam­paign

The Amherst News - - CUMBERLAND COUNTY -

Ev­ery fall the Kid­ney Foun­da­tion of Canada launches one of its most im­por­tant na­tional fundrais­ing ef­forts. This year is no dif­fer­ent.

Dur­ing the next few weeks the Kid­ney Foun­da­tion, with the help of lo­cal busi­nesses and com­mu­nity or­ga­ni­za­tions, will be rais­ing money by sell­ing choco­late treats for $2 each. Vol­un­teers will be at the en­trance to Sobey’s in the com­ing days, to kick off the cam­paign and will be there on sev­eral dates there­after, and pos­si­bly at other lo­ca­tions.

“We de­pend upon the suc­cess of our fundrais­ing cam­paigns to fund vi­tal re­search projects and to pro­vide ser­vices to sup­port kid­ney pa­tients and their fam­i­lies across Canada,” said Amherst Chapter fall cam­paign chair­man Greg Wil­son. “We en­cour­age every­one to buy a treat and, at the same time, make a dif­fer­ence in the life of some­one liv­ing with kid­ney dis­ease.”

Nearly 48,000 Cana­di­ans cur­rently re­ceive treat­ment for chronic kid­ney fail­ure, while about 2.6 mil­lion oth­ers have kid­ney-re­lated dis­or­ders such as high blood pres­sure, di­a­betes and uri­nary tract in­fec­tions.

Since 1964, the Kid­ney Foun­da­tion has granted more than $119 mil­lion to­ward kid­ney-re­lated re­search.

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