Don Cherry and Terry Leon received National Awards at The Kidney Foundation of Canada 50th Anniversary Breakfast in recognition of their outstanding commitment to raising awareness of organ donation and the importance of early risk assessment for kidney disease. Their family experiences with kidney failure are poignantly shared in the Foundation’s 50 Kidney Stories anniversary magazine.
For Gala Chair, event
holds special significance
A year of 50th Anniversary celebrations for The Kidney Foundation of Canada will culminate with The Golden Gala on November 6. Presented by Patrick & Barbara Keenan and Family, The Golden Gala will celebrate the incredible work the Foundation has accomplished since its creation in 1964.
An extravagant affair to remember, the event will bring together supporters for an exclusive VIP reception, elegant dinner and special peformance by the Grammy Award-winning Chantal Kreviazuk. A new after-party element will let the party continue late into the evening at the Allstream Centre, while we welcome more guests to the event.
For Gala Chair Dean Newman, Principal, Cresa, The Golden Gala has an especially coincidental signficiance for him. READ MORE>
Walk team honours
The life of Kidney Foundation volunteer and walk champion Terri Bradshaw, who passed away on Aug. 20, will be celebrated by family, friends and teammates during the Scarborough walk on Sept. 13. Terri introduced the Kidney Walk to Scarborough and assisted every year by raising funds and awareness for this important annual Kidney Foundation event.
We will truly miss Terri’s incredible enthusiasm, her leadership of the Scarborough Hospital Peer Support group, her advocacy efforts and her kindness in helping others. For a message from Terri’s family, please read more here.