Families share PKD experience in video series

The Kidney Foundation has developed a series of videos about polycystic kidney disease (PKD) and its impact on families, both those personally affected and those offering love and support. Three families, including that of National President Paul Kidston, share their personal journeys and discuss their engagement with the Foundation. We invite you to meet them.

Dr. Amit Garg honoured with the Young Investigator Award

The Kidney Foundation of Canada congratulates Dr. Amit Garg for being honoured with the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Young Investigator Award, presented annually to an individual 45 years of age or younger with an outstanding record of achievement and creativity in basic or patient-oriented research related to the functions and diseases of the kidney.

 

Kidney March sweeps into Calgary from K - Country

Three hundred kidney marchers and crew wrapped up their 100 km, three-day walk from Millarville through K-Country to Calgary arriving September 11 at Canada Olympic Park (COP). Kidney March is a transformational event designed to raise awareness and funds for kidney disease and organ donation. Marchers and crew descended the hill into the Festival Tent at 3 pm, thereby completing their 100 km journey with Mayor Naheed Nenshi offering his congratulations.
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Hundreds gear up to walk three days … 100 k's

Media Advisory:  Media are invited to the Kidney March Opening Ceremonies on Friday, September 9 at 7 am at the Millarville racetrack, 306097 192 Street, Millarville, Alberta. For more information download the Media Advisory.

Announcing 2016 Funding for Alport Syndrome Research

The Alport Syndrome Foundation (ASF), Pedersen Family, and The Kidney Foundation of Canada (KFOC) Research Funding Program are pleased to announce that joint funding has been awarded for two new research projects on Alport Syndrome, a rare genetic kidney disease.
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SeeKD targeted screening program helps early detection of CKD risk in Canadians

At the first Kidney March in 2010 we told people we wanted to launch a targeted screening & testing program for those most at risk. Thanks to all of our Marchers and their donors for your support in helping to make this important work possible! As Dr. Brenda Hemmelgarn (6 time Kidney Marcher) states in the article, "This targeted screening program was able to identify a high proportion of participants at risk of CKD and a greater proportion of participants with unrecognized chronic kidney disease." Click here to read the story..

Dr. Marie-Josée Hébert Awarded The Kidney Foundation of Canada 2016 Medal for Research Excellence

The Kidney Foundation of Canada is pleased to announce prolific scientist and renowned transplant researcher Dr. Marie-Josée Hébert of Montreal as the recipient of the 2016 Medal for Research Excellence. Dr. Hébert’s major research focus is related to the pivotal role of renal fibrosis in chronic kidney disease and transplant rejection.
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The newly-revised 5th edition of our patient handbook is an invaluable resource for patients and healthcare professionals alike. This well-received update now includes two books, Living with Reduced Kidney Function and Living with Kidney Failure, and is available online or through renal units across the country.

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