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Meet Christopher, the Goderich Walk Ambassador


Christopher at the WalkSince 2015, Christopher has been working with The Kidney Foundation of Canada to raise awareness about kidney disease in the Goderich community. In October of 2014, Christopher was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder called Henoch-Schonlein Purpura (HSP). At age 10, Christopher learned that he had chronic kidney disease. Despite this, with support from The Kidney Foundation of Canada, his doctors at London’s Children’s Hospital and proper precautions in place, Christopher continues to be the active and happy boy he has always been. Christopher is still an avid baseball and hockey player.

As Goderich’s Walk Ambassador, Christopher and his friends have been active fundraisers for the Goderich Kidney Walk. For his work, Christopher was awarded the Excellence in Fundraising Award at The Kidney Foundation’s 2017 Annual Volunteer Awards night this past May. Christopher knows firsthand the importance of kidney research. He would like to remind everyone that there is a great need for kidney donations. Many people with kidney disease lose kidney function and require a transplant. Dialysis is often the only option for people waiting for a match. Christopher always encourages everyone to register to become an organ donor. He believes this act can go a long way in helping someone else live a normal life. 

Christopher and his team of supporters (Christopher’s Crew) have already started their fundraising for 2017 and have set their sights high with a goal of $8000. Join with Christopher and his crew at the Goderich Kidney Walk on Sunday, September 10th. To support the Kidney Walks and register for your local Walk please visit www.kidneywalk.ca 

 

Celebrity Men 2017

Many thanks to everyone who came out and enjoyed our fifth annual Celebrity Men Fashion Event held on June 2017 at Hacienda Sarria in Kitchener. 

2017 Celebrity Men Fashion Show - Kitchener

 

Artlicious 2017

Thank you to everyone who participated in our second annual Artlicious, held on World Kidney Day, March 9, 2017. 

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