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Paul Kidston Recognized with The Kidney Foundation of Canada Harold W. Ashenmil Award
October-09-18 6:00:00 AM

Paul Kidston accepts the Harold W. Ashenmil Award from Dr. Julian Midgley
Paul Kidston accepts the Harold W. Ashenmil Award from Dr. Julian Midgley

October 9, 2018 - The Harold W. Ashenmil Award, considered the highest honour given to a volunteer by The Kidney Foundation of Canada, is granted to an individual who has rendered distinguished service and made noteworthy contributions to The Foundation’s mission and objectives.

Since joining The Kidney Foundation of Canada’s National Board of Directors in 2013, Paul Kidston has served on several national committees, including the Governance, Investment, and Finance & Audit committees. In 2015, Paul rose to the position of President of the board and under his leadership, The Kidney Foundation of Canada has experienced a significant transformation in its culture and performance.

Coming from a family affected by polycystic kidney disease, Paul Kidston’s personal experience and understanding of the impact of kidney disease on patients and their loved ones has made him an engaging, effective and passionate spokesperson for the Foundation and its mission.

The Kidney Foundation of Canada also recognized these dedicated volunteers for their support and valuable service to The Foundation:

  • The David Ornstein Distinguished Service Award - Tetiana M. Gerych
  • The Dr. John B. Dossetor Research Award - Dr. Catherine Clase
  • The Mary Lou Karley Patient Services Award - The Financial Burden Working Group (Scott Klarenbach, Lianne Barnieh, Paul Komenda, Shirley Pulkkinen, Karthik K. Tennankore, Neil Thompson, Angie Touvinen and Marsha Wood)
  • The Kidney Foundation of Canada Organ Donation & Transplantation Award – The Cherry Family (Don, Cindy & Tim); and The Western Hockey League
  • The Kidney Foundation of Canada Public Awareness Award - SHAW TV
  • The Kidney Foundation of Canada Special Appreciation Award -  John and Verna Wiens; and Karen Fryday-Field
  • The Kidney Foundation of Canada National Fund Development Award - Quebec Branch Golf Committee (Frank Bonanno, Roberto Catalogna, Nick De Cicco, Luciano D’Ignazio, Tony Loffreda, Christopher Payne, Linda Pellas, Emile Petroro, Salvatore Santangelo, Dr. Rita Suri, Harry Topikian)



 

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