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Our Campaign | Chair Message 


The New Challenge Campaign is a bold and ambitious effort that strives to do nothing less than challenge the limits and change the lives of those affected by kidney disease and kidney failure. 

It inspires us to imagine unlimited possibilities for kidney patients and their loved-ones, and challenges us to help The Kidney Foundation of Canada take kidney research and prevention to the next level. 

Just think for a moment how much more difficult it was for those diagnosed with kidney disease 30 years ago than for those diagnosed today. Now imagine what a more significant investment in research, preventions, and patient services could mean to future generations, our family and friends, who will face kidney disease in the next decade.

While it is true that patients often live longer and enjoy a better quality of life with dialysis and transplantation, there is no doubt that both of these treatments can still be greatly improved. Every day, an estimated 16 people in Canada learn that their kidneys have failed and some die waiting for a transplant. Clearly, there is more work to be done.

The New Challenge Campaign will ensure that vital research, prevention and support programs don’t just continue, but that they expand and thrive.

We can’t do it without you. Like you, my family and I have been personally and profoundly impacted by kidney disease, and I am honoured to be the Chair for this very timely campaign. Please get involved in whatever way you can – Plan a special event, participate in a walk, make a donation…

Your gift sends a message to others who are struggling with kidney disease or kidney failure: Don’t ever give up. We are fighting with you. We are fighting for you.

I am proud to help with this campaign because I believe that we simply need to do more.