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Big Red Kidney Walk

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Kidney Community, thank you for coming together and walking as one on Sunday 10 September!

A huge thank you for everyone who helped to make 2017 Big Red Kidney Walk a success across Australia! Over 4000 people participated in Big Red Kidney Walks across 7 Australian locations.

Nearly $200,000 has been raised with the support and efforts of Kidney Community, almost reaching our target! Funds will helps improve the lives of the 1.7 million Australians affected by kidney disease.

You can still sponsor a walker, or Host Your Own walk


2017 Kidney Health’s Big Red Kidney Walk invites the people of Australia to walk together as one, in support of Australians affected by kidney disease. With 1 in 3 Australians at increased risk of disease, this is your chance to make a difference in raising awareness, and fundraise for kidney health.

Key walks will be held on Sunday 10 September in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Perth, Canberra, Launceston and Adelaide. If these cities aren’t nearby, consider Hosting Your Own walk—we have resources and information to guide you! 

Visit our official 2017 Walk website.

If you're unable to attend, you can help us reach our $200,000 target by sponsoring a walker, give a donation, or find out more about how you can help us here!

Upcoming Community Walks!

Thank you to the communities across Australia who are hosting an independent 'Host Your Own' Big Red Kidney Walk! Everyone is welcome to join a walk. Click on the link for more information.

  • TBC NT: Tennant Creek


 Why I Walk 

In 2017, we encourage walk participants to share their story of  'Why I Walk.' On the day, across Australia Big Red Kidney Walk participants will write 'Why I Walk' on their registration bibs.  Some walkers are personally affected by kidney disease, others are walking in honour of a loved one. There will be those who work in the feild and are passionate about supporting kidney health, whilst many supporters will be joining us just because they care. Though our stories may be different, on Sunday 10 September kidney community will walk as one!

 Dress in red!

This year we have sourced prizes to award to best dressed red themed outfits! Awards will be given to:

  • Best Dressed Team
  • Best Dressed Individual
  • Best Dressed Dog!

We expect to see some crazy costumes, however if you'd like to take it easy, our walk merchandise can get you into the colour theme. Supplies are limited, so quickly order yours when you register online!


Thank you for raising $140,000 in 2016 Research Walk!

On 11 September Kidney Health Australia’s 2016 Research Walk was launched across Australia. This year, close to 2,500 enthusiastic supporters have participated in walks across the country, raising a total of $140,000 to date!

The kidney health community have gathered in red attire and fancy dress in Australian parks, walking trails and coastlines, across Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Launceston, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. Supporters have also hosted their own, 'Host Your Own Walks' in Port Macquarie, Raymond Terrace, Hervey Bay, Rockhampton, Toowoomba, Townsville, Hobart, Coorow and Geraldton; various walk distances accommodating walkers and runners of all ages and abilities. 

Kidney Health Australia’s Research Walk brings our community together, and raises awareness on the impact kidney disease is having on Australians. All proceeds from our Research Walks help support our research programs and initiatives aimed at improving the lives of people affected by kidney disease.

Thank you to all our wonderful 2016 Research Walk supporters. Visit us on Facebook to see more photos from 2016 Research Walk. Can you spot yourself? Tag yourself and your friends! 

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