Sunday, May 07, 2006

Be A Lifesaver Walk for Organ Donation Awareness, October 1, 2006

Sunday, October 1st, 2006 you can be a Lifesaver by helping to promote Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness by participating in the 3rd annual Be A Lifesaver Walk for Organ Donation Awareness. Mark you calendar!

Ontario communities confirmed to participate so far are: Hamilton, Brantford, St. Catharines, Welland, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Sarnia, London, Windsor, Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, Walkerton, Huntsville, Saulte Ste. Marie, Blind River and Timmins. More are coming on board daily. Check with your local Kidney Foundation Branch for details about your area. Or you can also send an email and it will be forwarded to the local area walk coordinator.

Over the past two years the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Greater Ontario Branch has raised over $500,000 to support organ transplant research, promote public education programs and raise community awareness about the neeed for more organ and tissue donors by spreading the message to Ontarians to speak to their families about their wishes through their annual Be A Lifesaver Walk for Organ Donation Awareness.

This year there will be an even greater opportunity to participate with so many more communities joining the walk. Also, there will be peer-to-peer on-line fundraising and new "Lifesavers" apparal to be given to participants who raise a minimum of $25 in pledges.

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