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Every kilometre counts! Register for the Kidney Walk

When you lace up for the Kidney Walk, you play a key role in raising much needed funds to help ease the burden of kidney disease through research, programs and support. In addition, you make a tremendous impact in the area of public education by raising awareness about kidney health and organ donation. We couldn't do what we do without your support. 

Father's gift of life to his son
leads to 20th Kidney Transplantiversary benefit concert


At 19-years-old, David Angus only had thoughts for his upcoming high school graduation. He looked forward to celebrating the milestone with friends and family. When David's doctor told him he needed to have a catheter inserted in his chest, David asked if the operation could be pushed back until after his prom.  Unfortunately, the start of dialysis for David could not wait for his celebrations.

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"What's in your food?"
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Learn how to protect your family from bacterial and E. coli infection in the summer months.

What are your plans this summer? For many Canadians, the warmer months are a time filled with weekend picnics, days out at the beach and backyard barbecues. Unfortunately, the warmer months also bring with it an inviting growing space for bacteria to multiply in raw meat left at room temperature or warmer. E. coli in particular can also grow on fruits and vegetables and effect water supply.

Food Safety Tips
 
#icare4kidneys selfie challenge!

Leading up to June 21, National Selfie Day, we're spreading kidney health awareness through the #icare4kidneys selfie challenge! Over social media, kidney community members are sharing how they take care of their kidneys by getting active and eating well. What do you think is the best way to share kidney awareness over social media? Let us know what your thoughts are and you could win a $50 VISA gift card.
Fill out our survey now: http://bit.ly/2rO0ks5


2016 National Impact Report

The Kidney Foundation's National Annual General Meeting & Leadership Conference was held earlier this month in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

The National Impact Report features stories about patient engagement, our investment in research and programs, and the volunteers who help make these initiatives successful.
 
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Kidney Community Kitchen

Jump start your healthy diet with this new blog post from Dani Renouf, RD, MSc, on More Meatless Mondays for Kidney Health!
 
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Upcoming Events

Kidney Connect Peer Support Meetings
Monthly group meetings are held in Kitchener, Thunder Bay, Mississauga, Niagara and Oshawa. 

1st Annual Slo Pitch Classic, London June16-18
Kidney Golf Tournament, Hamilton June 24  
Christine Labrasceur Golf, Sarnia July 7
"Putt" an End to Kidney Disease, London July 13

News Links

Kidneys from deceased diabetic donors may save older patients
E! Science News

Senator Nicole Eaton gave kidney through paired donation to her husband
CBC News


    
The Kidney Foundation of Canada, Ontario Branch
201-1599 Hurontario Street, Mississauga, Ontario L5G 4S1
1.800.387.4474 | kidney@kidney.on.ca  | www.kidney.ca/ontario