Calling All Heroes! The Kidney Foundation of Canada, BC Branch, is organizing a province-wide Kidney Walk on Sunday, August 8, 2010, and everyone is invited to join the Nanaimo event on the Waterfront Walkway in Maffeo Sutton Park. Registration is at 9 am and the walk begins at 10 am. Walkers are invited to join friends, family, and neighbours in taking their first steps to becoming a kidney hero by participating in the walk and registering to be an organ donor. The morning will include entertainment and refreshments.
The 2010 Kidney Walk is intended to raise funds for The Kidney Foundation, to increase organ donor registration, and to have fun and be eligible for prizes. You can pre-register by calling 250-753-5318 or pick up a pledge form at the Coastal Community Credit Union. Sign up supporters, challenge your co-workers, classmates, and friends to beat your pledges, and organize a team of walkers from your neighbourhood. Lace up your walking shoes and show up on the day!
At first glance this year’s Kidney Walk is a fundraiser like all other walks. It comes with entertainment and incentives just like other walks. But for this walk they don’t just want your pledges; they want your kidneys, too. Not now! Later, when you don’t need them anymore. Come to the walk, bring your pledges, and sign up to be a Kidney Hero by registering to be an organ donor. You might win a prize, you will save a life. Be a Hero. Save Lives. Register! The Kidney Foundation of Canada is committed to improved lives for all people affected by kidney disease. For more information contact Audrey Strauss at tel. 250-753-5318.