One in 10 Canadians has kidney disease and millions more are at risk. Throughout March – Kidney Health Month – The Kidney Foundation of Canada, its partners and volunteers work together to host awareness events aimed at raising the profile of kidney disease and organ and tissue donation.
Kidney Foundation volunteers,
partners open markets at TMX
Terry Young, Ontario Branch President, joined Deana Djurdjevic, Senior Vice President, Equities Trading, Toronto Stock Exchange to open the market to raise awareness of Kidney Health Month on Friday, Mach 13. Volunteers and community partners, including representatives from the Ontario Renal Network, Trillium Gift of Life Network, African Caribbean Kidney Association, and Chinese Renal Association, joined together for this unique awareness-building opportunity.
The event was one of many activities held this week as World Kidney Day was celebrated on March 12. Throughout the month, the Foundation is participating in numerous health fairs, educational sessions and public awareness initiatives to encourage people to learn more about their own kidney health and manage their risks.
March Drive Volunteers Change Lives One Door at a Time
Windsor’s Cathy McIntosh and Norwich resident Wendy White have one special quality in common. For over 17 years, they have volunteered their time each March as volunteers for The Kidney Foundation’s March Drive door to door campaign.
As canvassers and now team leaders, both ladies ensure that their teams of canvassers have all the necessary materials to canvass during Kidney Health Month to raise funds to support kidney research and programs to help kidney patients.
See the latest statistics on kidney disease and organ donation in Canada.