August 18, 2016 - 2:42 PM
KAMLOOPS - Dorothy Drinnan and Margaret Thompson will be the co-honourees of the 2016 Kamloops Kidney Walk, organizers have announced.
The walk, which is in support of kidney transplantation and organ donation, is scheduled for MacDonald Park on Sept. 25, with registration beginning at 10 a.m., and the walk starting at 11 a.m.
Each year, organizers of the Kamloops walk honour someone who has been involved in the fight against kidney disease and the promotion of transplants and organ donation.
Drinnan and Thompson both live in Kamloops and have undergone kidney transplants. They also have been instrumental in the formation of the Kamloops Kidney Support Group, which provides support to those who are dealing with pre- or post-dialysis, pre- or post-transplant, be it as a recipient or a donor, or anything in between.
In the region served by RIH, there are about 1,200 patients with chronic kidney disease; 76 of those are on the transplant waiting list. The Kidney Walk raises funds for programs and services to support those patients. When a transplant comes available, patients must spend at least six weeks in Vancouver.
To donate to a team or an individual, visit the Kidney Walk website.
A silent online auction also is being held as part of the 2016 Kidney Walk. It will run from Sept. 19 to Sept. 29 with new items appearing throughout the 11 days. The auction will be online here.
For more info, please contact Edna Humphreys at 250-376-6361, or Dorothy Drinnan at 250-573-2988.
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