MONTREAL, Sept. 12 /CNW Telbec/ - With the support and participation of
Desjardins Group, The Kidney Foundation of Canada will hold a 5 km
non-competitive walk on Sunday, September 23 in Dollard-des-Ormeaux to support
people living with kidney disease and to promote awareness of the need of
"We are proud to be associated with this health initiative. Our support
to this event will help The Kidney Foundation of Canada raise funds in order
to reduce the burden of kidney disease for patients, their family and each
member of the society", declared Mr. Alban D'Amours, President and Chief
Executive Officer of Desjardins Group.
Come celebrate life by participating in this lasting community advocacy
and long-term support for the Foundation's mission. By doing so, you will walk
for nearly two million Canadians who suffer from chronic kidney disease, or
are at risk, and for more than 7,000 people in Quebec, who survive thanks to
dialysis or transplantation.
Register on line today at www.kidneyquebec.ca/walk. For information,
please contact Philippe Vincent at (514) 938-4515, #228.
About The Kidney Foundation of Canada
Founded in 1964, The Kidney Foundation of Canada is a national volunteer
agency whose objective is to alleviate the burden of kidney disease on
patients and families and on society at large. The Kidney Foundation finances
research on kidney disease, offers education and support programs, facilitates
access to quality care and raises public awareness of the importance of
maintaining healthy kidneys and consenting to organ donation.
For further information:
For further information: Philippe Vincent, The Kidney Foundation of
Canada, Quebec Branch, (514) 938-4515, #228