Yearly Archives: 2013

Introducing the 2014 Alive to Strive Race Ambassador!

We are pleased to present our 2014 Alive to Strive Race Ambassador, Hélène Lavoie! Hélène received a fitness grant from Alive to Strive in 2013. As a grant recipient with less than 30% kidney function, Hélène worked her way back

A Golden Opportunity to get energized!

Fall is fast approaching, and it is time to get energized for the gray months to come! Alive to Strive will be launching a new exercise program next month called Let’s Get Moving!  Developed with the studio Top Shape in

Be an organ donor and Outlive Yourself

Did you know that over 1600 Canadians are added to organ wait lists each year? Did you know that 90% of Canadians support organ and tissue donation but less than 25% have made plans to donate? When one person registers

Fun while fundraising for a good cause

Our organization recently received a most generous donation from an Alive to Strive supporter, to whom we’d like to say “Thank you!” Marc Rathier, his wife and many of Marc’s colleagues raised over $500 for the Alive to Strive Kidney

Grant Recipient Undergoes Kidney Transplant at Ottawa Hospital

Alive to Strive grant recipient Hélène Lavoie received a new kidney this past May 16, 2013 from her longtime friend Marcel Duguay.  Both Hélène  and Marcel are recovering well after the procedure. Hélène lived with kidney disease for many years.

A Beautiful Day for a Fun and Family-Friendly Race!

The sun was shining and the temperatures were climbing for the third annual Alive to Strive Race. Conditions were perfect for the 550+ runners and walkers who completed the 10km run, 5km, 5km team challenge and the 1km walk/run.  Race

Late Registration Information and Important Information for Alive to Strive Race

Race day is almost here! On Sunday, April 28, the Alive to Strive Race will get underway at Hog’s Back Park and the Terry Fox Athletic Facility. On-line registration is closed but it is not too late to join the

Participant Feature: Q & A with Jason Dunkerley and Colleen Hayes

Paralympic athlete Jason Dunkerley has represented Canada on the track at four Paralympic Games. Most recently, he and guide runner Josh Karanja won bronze at the London Paralympic Games in the 1500 metres and silver in the 5000 meters. In

Alive to Strive’s 2013 Race Champion Keeps an Active Lifestyle for Long-term Health

Twenty years ago, Ottawa resident Diana Aiello was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease.  As her kidney function decreased, Diana began daily dialysis treatments that left her too exhausted and lethargic to be physically active. Today, Diana hits the gym five

Race Participant Feature: Tyler and Ida Huneault

Huneaults’ determination and commitment embody spirit of Alive to Strive Fourteen year-old Tyler Huneault and his mother, Ida, are participating in this year’s Alive to Strive 5km Race on April 28. Theirs is a special story, one of a mother


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