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Kidney Walk Supporters

Do you participate in The Kidney Foundation of Canada's annual Kidney Walks? Are you a participant, team member, or volunteer? Join this group and share ideas to fund raise and grow this great event!

Website: http://www.kidney.ca/kidneywalks
Members: 27
Latest Activity: Dec 7

Kidney Walk

I  am  interested  in joining  the Kidney  Walk/March  in  Calgary  where  I  live but but  have  been  concerned  I  may  not  be  able  to  go  the  distance.  Only  reason is periodic  pain (large kidney  stones- still  have  ten  stones  after two  treatments  since  Thanksgiving)   and  the  level  of  fatigue  can  be  a  challenge(GFR is  15 this  month).  Have  been  thinking  maybe  if  I  had a  kidney"buddy"  to  walk with.  My  partner,  Carol, can't walk  with  me  even  though  she  used to  be  very  athletic  and  active .  Her MS  after  19  years  is  now progressing  and  walking  more  than a  block  is a  challenge.  Maybe we  could  set  up a  program  here  on this  forum to  encourage  each  other  to  start  walking   and  keep  it  up.  I  am  wondering  if  any  of  the  digital  devices you  can  wear to  count  steps  is a  good  idea?  What  do  other  people  find  helpful  in  walking  and  recording  the  distance?  Or  in  staying  motivated? I  welcome  ides  and  suggestions. 

Jack Dobbs (&  Carol  Fredrek)Calgary

Discussion Forum

How can the Kidney Walks be improved?

Started by The Kidney Foundation of Canada. Last reply by lorlee99 May 19. 2 Replies

What are your ideas for improving the Kidney Walks? How can we grow the walks by attracting more participants? Share your ideas here!Continue

Where are you walking in 2014?

Started by Iain McLaren. Last reply by Suz Jul 24, 2015. 3 Replies

The Kidney Foundation has walks all across Canada to raise awareness about kidney disease! Where are you walking in 2014? Is this your first time?Continue

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Walking and Health: Kidney Transplant Recipients needed for research study!

Started by JRaymond Mar 21, 2015. 0 Replies

Hi Everyone!My name is Josee Raymond and I am a Master of Health Studies student in the Faculty of Health Disciplines at Athabasca University. As part of my Master Thesis requirements, I am…Continue

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Comment by lorlee99 on May 19, 2017 at 15:27

I had my family join me & the family dog plus my best friend who was getting married the next w/e!! We walked May 7th, 2017! Cold but fun!

Loretta

Comment by Tagg on September 8, 2014 at 10:14

My wife Karen has participated in the Calgary March and I am looking to become a Volunteer with the Foundation.  I want to say how much I appreciate everyone who is a member, volunteer or supporter of the Foundation and I look forward to joining the volunteer team.

Comment by ekotowicz on August 16, 2013 at 14:46

I have been a participant in our annual kidney walk for 14 years. It is a wonderful event.

 

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