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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.

$206,747 has been raised with the support and efforts of Kidney Community, surpassing our $200K target! These funds will help improve the lives of the 1.7 million Australians affected by kidney disease. Thank you!

See 2017 Walk photos from across Australia on our Facebook page!


 

2017 Kidney Health’s Big Red Kidney Walk invited 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 was a chance to make a difference in raising awareness, and fundraise for kidney health.

Key walks were held on Sunday 10 September in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Perth, Canberra, Launceston and Adelaide. We encouraged supporters who live some distance from a city, to Host Your Own walk—offering event resources and information for guidance! 

Visit our official 2017 Walk website.

For supporters who we're unable to attend and event, support was given through sponsoring a walker or giving a donation,. See how you can help us today here!

 

Why I Walk 

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

 Dress in red!

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

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

We saw some wonderful and creative costumes, whilst others geared up in our walk merchandise, purchased 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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