This year the Six Degrees of Kidney Disease is back with a new campaign encouraging you to show support to the four million Canadians living with kidney disease.

The Kidney Foundation’s annual digital fundraising campaign – the SixDegreeChallenge –  is all about raising awareness of the connections we ALL have to kidney disease and raises crucial funds to support investments in research, education, and programs. Canadians don’t know how vital their kidneys are to their overall health and the dramatic health challenges one experiences if their kidneys don’t function.  It’s time to bring kidney disease out of the shadows!

Join us and the official Six Degree Challengers in March for Kidney Health Month, and post a photo of yourself on social media holding up six fingers, and tag six friends to keep the support going across Ontario. Keep an eye out for Challengers you might recognize from your community!

On March 11th we invite you to join our Six Degrees of Kidney Disease Giving Day, a 24-hour fundraiser where we can all take action to improve the lives of those living with kidney disease.  Together, we can help  patients, and those who care for them, feel empowered and supported in  their journey and ensure that they have the resources and programs to help them  live well with kidney disease. With your support, we can provide  hope for the future: hope for better treatments and ultimately a cure.

 

Jamie Cottle, morning show host on 107.1 Juice FM spoke with Charles Cook with the Kidney Foundation about the Six Degree Challenge.  Take a listen below!