Kidney Walk raises $13,000

ORGANIZERS TOUT the third annual Kidney Walk as a great success.

PARTICIPANTS IN this year’s Kidney Walk took their time or ran the Twin Spruce Trails.

ORGANIZERS TOUT the third annual Kidney Walk as a great success.

“We had a great day– raising approximately $13,000,” said Joan Iamele.

The money came from participants, individuals and teams, who donated and received pledges, 11 sponsors and businesses, who gave cash donations, and many gift donations were given in food/beverages and for the prizes, she says.

Participants walked or ran the Twin Spruce Trails and children enjoyed a scavenger hunt and a treat on their return, says Iamele. An information table on site included forms and information from the B.C. Transplant Society, she adds.

“I believe we are getting the message out and hopefully closing the gap of 85 per cent saying they agree with being registered but only 18 per cent actually being registered,” says Iamele.

The 25 volunteers made the day a great success, she says.

The Knights of Columbus hosted a hot dog barbecue, and the Dragon Boat Society came out and had others join them for a 2.5-kilometre paddle, she adds.

“I am looking forward to the fourth annual walk, next year,” she says.