imagesMy brother-in-law Jon  was diagnosed with Kidney disease in 2001 and began peritoneal dialysis in early 2013. The road is long and his health – like so many people with Kidney Disease – is precarious.

On the weekend of September 5, 2014 , my wife Kristen (Ingram) Beaulieu is participating in The Kidney March with her aunt and cousin. Kristen will be walking 100 kilometres over three days from Kananaskis Country to Calgary with hundreds of other courageous people to raise money to fight kidney disease. The net proceeds from the event will support non-profit kidney health programs in every region of the country and cutting-edge medical research on kidney diseases at leading academic institutions. The Kidney Foundation, a registered charity, will award grants to these types of organizations.

As part of this fundrasier, Kristen as created Please check it out to learn more about the March. There is also a donation page on the site in hopes you may make a fully tax-deductible pledge to help us meet Kristen’s fundraising goal of $2800.

Kidney disease can strike anyone at any age. 1 in 10 Canadians have kidney disease, with millions more at risk.  It’s a silent killer; most people don’t know they have it until their kidneys are near failure. Once that happens, it’s a fight for survival.

Please do consider donating in support of Jonny’s Angels and the Kidney March.