Kidney Walk goes Sunday

  • Thu Sep 18th, 2014 12:00pm
  • News

Terry Farrell

Record staff

Get your pledges in, get your good walking shoes laced and head down to Simms Millenium Park for the 2014 Courtenay Kidney Walk, Sunday, Sept. 21.

The entire walk will take place within the confines of Simms and Lewis Parks. Dogs are welcome so use it as your daily walk with Fido.

It’s not too late to sign up and help the local target of $12,500.

The day will consist of a 2.5-kilometre walk and a five-kilometre fun run. Registration starts at 9 a.m. and the walk/run goes at 10.

You can register as an individual or a team at http://bit.ly/YQCsBI.

There are incentive prizes for fundraising.

Not interested in participating? You can sponsor an already-registered participant at the same website address.

Kidney stats

• 15 Canadians are diagnosed with kidney disease every day.

• One in 10 Canadians has kidney disease.

• Kidney failure can happen to anyone.

• Nearly 50 per cent of Canadians don’t live past four years on dialysis, the most common treatment for those in desperate need of a new kidney.