The Kidney Foundation of Canada bestows the 2009 Founder's Award to
nephrology nurses

MONTREAL, Nov. 30 /CNW Telbec/ - The Kidney Foundation conferred the 2009 Founder's Award to all Québec nurses who have worked in dialysis and/or transplantation for 25 years or more and have devoted their careers to the care of nephrology patients. The annual Gala was held at Le Windsor Ballrooms on November 18, 2009.

At this occasion, The Kidney Foundation of Canada highlighted the meritorious service of these nurses by paying them a vibrant tribute in the presence of more than 250 guests. The commitment and dedication of nephrology nurses displayed every day on behalf of kidney patients and their unselfish work to maintain the health of thousands of individuals with kidney disease is the reason for which they were awarded the 2009 Founder's Award.

The Gala is the closing event of the 2009 Founder's Award Campaign. This Campaign was Chaired by Mr. Luciano D'Ignazio, CA, at Schwartz Levitsky Feldman LLP and the honorary Chairmanship was assumed by Mr. Tony Loffreda, C.P.A., Regional Vice-President, Western Quebec & Place Ville-Marie, of the RBC Royal Bank. Over $800,000 was raised for the accomplishment of The Kidney Foundation's mission.

Launched in 1991, the Founder's Award Campaign is the Corporate Campaign of The Kidney Foundation of Canada. Since then, prominent business and medical personalities have been honoured and have received the Founder's Award.

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.

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SOURCE Kidney Foundation of Canada

For further information: For further information: Caroline Duguay, Communications Director, The Kidney Foundation of Canada, Québec Branch, (514) 938-4515, #225,

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