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What is Giving Tuesday? 

Giving Tuesday is a worldwide generosity movement that takes place annually during the last Tuesday of November. Organizations, institutions, and communities come together to encourage people to do good by giving back to others in whichever way they can. 

The Kidney Foundation of Canada engages in Giving Tuesday to raise awareness of kidney-health related causes and raise funds to support our initiatives. 

2023 Giving Tuesday 

Kidney disease and heart disease often go together. Approximately 80% of people with advanced chronic kidney disease also have hypertension.  

This Giving Tuesday, The Kidney Foundation of Canada is focusing its campaign to support groundbreaking research that is deepening our knowledge of both kidney disease and heart disease and improving the outcomes for affected individuals. 

On the one hand, high blood pressure can damage blood vessels in the kidneys and prevent them from effectively filtering blood, leading to chronic kidney disease. On the other hand, kidneys produce a hormone that controls blood pressure, so when kidneys fail or become damaged, high blood pressure can follow. 

Treating these diseases together can be a challenging balance. That’s why it’s extremely important to better understand them and how they interact. 

Here’s how you can help today

Together, we can make a significant impact by raising funds and awareness.