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It's Kidney Health Month.  Our theme for 2018 is: Be Kidney Smart: Special Focus on Women & Kidney Health

March is Kidney Health Month and The Kidney Foundation of Canada, BC & Yukon Branch wants everybody to be kidney smart by increasing their kidney health awareness. This year special attention is being paid to women and their kidney health, which is the theme for World Kidney Day, taking place on March 8th, the same day as International Women's Day.

Learn more about World Kidney Day and Kidneys and Women's Health at www.worldkidneyday.org

Check out below what happening at the BC & Yukon Branch to support Kidney Health Month.

  • On World Kidney Day – March 8th – we’ve got our not-to-miss 6th annual Kidney Gala.  Please visit kidneygala.com for more information and tickets.
  • We’ve reached out to media outlets across BC & Yukon with our kidney health messaging. Read the media release.
  • We’ve got our “How to keep a Kidney Happy” poster ready to share with organizations big and small.
  • We’ve developed template PSAs for both Kidney Health Month and March Drive for newspapers and other print publications to use where they have space.
  • We have developed some Kidney Health Month digital marketing ads that will be running in major publications to promote Kidney Health Month. (sample below)



  • Our social media will be buzzing with fun facts, video and tips on how to keep a kidney health throughout the month, so check us out at:
  • And our very own Kidney Health TV Show, PLUGGED IN, has created two special episodes for Kidney Health Month.

    Episode 1: March 1 -15  March is Kidney Health Month so Kidney 101, here we come!   Join our hosts for a quick round of "Are you As Smart as a Nephrologist?"  Meet PKD patient, Elyse, as we begin our mini-series "Confessions of a Kidney Patient."  Get Kidney Smart with health tips from our Kidney Kid reporter!

    Episode 2: March 16- 31  Join Dr. Monica Beaulieu, nephrologist, with a focus on women’s kidney health, as she talks about how kidney disease impacts women differently than men.    And….They may share a kidney, but how well do kidney donors and recipients really know each other?  Find out on “Kidney Mate” – a new twist on an old game show.

    Plus…beginning March 1, PLUGGED IN will air across Canada!  In addition, to airing on SHAW TV across BC, on SHAW Multicultural (Lower Mainland and Calgary), PLUGGED IN now airs on SHAW DIRECT (across Canada, 3 times a day!!!).   Of course, PLUGGED IN can also be viewed anytime on our You Tube Channel on Kidney BCY TV  or on our website

    Also, new this year, check out The Kidney Foundation of Canada's online risk assessment! https://www.kidney.ca/

    Please remember, volunteer canvassers will be knocking on doors this month raising funds for kidney patients through the March Drive Campaign. Please give generously or donate online.

We will keep posting updates about what’s happening across BC & the Yukon to celebrate Kidney Health Month & World Kidney Day, so check back soon.

Also send us your Kidney Health Month photos and updates and we'll post those too.



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