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.
The Offer Hope campaign was launched at Saskatoon’s St. Paul’s Hospital to help individuals, families and their communities learn about the importance of talking to their loved ones about organ and tissue donation. Families who have talked about their decision to donate are more likely to honour the wishes of their loved ones should organ and tissue donation be possible after death.
“This campaign is a reminder of the lifesaving and life-enhancing benefits of organ and tissue donation,”Health Minister Dustin Duncan said. “One organ donor can save up to eight lives, and one tissue donor can improve the lives of more than 75 people. Everyone is a potential donor, and supporting donation is something we should all consider.”
Click here to read the full press release Saskatoon Health Region.
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National Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness WeekSun, 19 Apr 2015 -
Sat, 25 Apr 2015All Day Event
King of Kovbasa - Thursday February 5, 2015
Come and taste local Kovabasa from around the province, your vote will crown the King! This event is a highlight in Saskatoon's entertainment community every year. Not only does it attract Ukrainian fans, but it also is a yearly event for all citizens. A silent auction is featured as well as local dance groups, musicians, celebrity guests and of course, the kovbasa! At the end of the evening, participants take part in an auction where incredible items are featured, including trips and unique products or services. There is also a generous door prize which never ceases to amaze each guest.
Proceeds raised this year will be donated to The Kidney Foundation of Canada, Saskatchewan Branch.
For tickets call Erin at 1-888-664-8588 ext 223 or visit https://www.picatic.com/event14171161625416
Individual tickets: $30 (rush seating)
Reserved table of 8: $275