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Dear Friends and Family,
On Sunday, March 25, 2018, I’ll be participating in the Around the Bay Road Race in support of St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation. Every year, thousands of people walk, run and raise funds to support St. Joe’s in this truly historic Hamilton event.
This year I am attempting a personal challenge of running my furthest distance yet - 30 km! I will be running in support of Team Nephrology. If my team collectively raises upwards of $10,000 the funds raised are permitted to stay within the Division of Nephorology. These funds will go towards supporting people living with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), purchasing life-saving equipment for dialysis, and funding vital research initiatives.
Kidney disease is on the rise - those with diabetes, high blood pressure, or who have a family history of kidney disease are at increased risk of developing CKD. According to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, "recent estimates suggest that as many as two million Canadians have CKD or are at risk for it—most are unaware of it." Thankfully, we have incredible medical staff in Nephrology at St. Joes, whose efforts have touched my family and given hope to many others. This year our team is lucky to be joined by kidney transplant recipients and their families.
In addition to the philanthropic importance of the race, this is going to be an incredible physical challenge for myself. Training five days a week, icing my knees, and foam rolling as much as possible - it is not going to be easy. Your generous contributions will be the fire in my blood and wind at my heels as I tackle the back half of the race!
You can make your donation online by simply clicking on the link at the bottom of this message.
Every dollar we raise together will support hope, healing and discovery at St. Joe’s – where the real winners of the race are the patients.
Thanks so much for your support!
With all my gratitude and positive vibes,
Charitable Number BN 11918 3549 RR0001
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