The Kidney Foundation of Canada

2015 Gavin Turley Scholarship Fund Recipient

We are pleased to announce this year’s recipient of the Gavin Turley Scholarship Fund: Breanna Elliotson from Windsor, Ontario. Breanna is enrolled in the Master of Social Work Program at the University of Windsor.

Breanna began volunteering for The Foundation in 2009 after beginning dialysis. A transplant recipient, she was awarded the “Excellence in Fundraising Award” in 2012 by the Ontario Branch. Breanna has also been very active in raising awareness of kidney disease having appeared in newspaper articles, radio and television, in her own words: “I am always trying to educate the public about kidney disease and help people put a face to the disease”.

For the past 4 ½ years Breanna has been involved with the Kidney Connect Program and it was through this experience, and her connection with young people experiencing kidney disease, that she decided to pursue her Master’s in Social Work.

2015 Turley Scholarship Awardee - Breanna Elliotson
Erika Muscat [left], Publicity & Events Coordinator of the Kidney Foundation
Windsor & District Chapter, 
with Breanna Elliotson.