Kidney Foundation launches fall awareness campaign
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.