Yearly Archives: 2014

The Gift That Keeps On Giving

How your generous donations to Alive to Strive will help those living with kidney disease to “get moving”. The almost $5,000 in donations raised at last May’s Alive to Strive race will go towards the “Let’s Get Moving” group training

A Little Money Goes a Long Way!

Update from the Alive to Strive Race committee… It’s September already! Back to school for some, end of summer vacation for many. It is also that time of year when the members of the Alive to Strive race committee begin

A Beautiful Day to Start the Race Season in the Heart of the Capital!

Sunshine and high spirits were plentiful at the fourth annual Alive to Strive Race, which took place Sunday morning at the Terry Fox Athletic Facility. More than 880 participants laced up their running shoes for the 10km, 5km and 1km

Information for Alive to Strive Race

Race day is almost here! On Sunday, April 27, the fourth annual 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

Benefits of Regular Exercise for Kidney Dialysis Patients and Other Chronic Disease Populations: Our Ongoing Study and Observations

Alive to Strive has partnered with Top Shape Fitness Studio to offer “Let’s Get Moving” fitness classes for Ottawa-area residents living with kidney disease. Below is a guest blog by Top Shape Fitness Studio about these classes. Imagine if fitness

Everybody has a story… Here is the inspiring story of a wonderful couple: Robin and Mark

In May 2011, Robin and Mark were planning for their future by applying for life insurance. No worries ahead: Mark is an active person, training for a half iron-man. Robin is an active runner and triathlete too. No red flags

The 2014 Alive to Strive race ambassador, Hélène Lavoie, will be on the show Entre nous, April 9, 2014.

A little less than a year ago, we announced the wonderful news that Hélène Lavoie, an Alive to Strive fitness grant recipient, received the gift of life, a kidney transplant. In May 2013, Hélène was able to start living again,

The wait is over! The 3 kg Challenge team is revealed!

On April 27, The Amazing Race Canada’s Jody Mitic, five-time Paralympic Games medalist Jason Dunkerley, Mike Herzog from Good Guys Tri and kidney specialist Dr. Deb Zimmerman will be joining 8 other amazing runners to take on the “3 kg

It may be cold outside but our Alive to Strive Race is hot!

Register for the 4th annual Alive to Strive Race by March 31 to take advantage of lower registration prices! Fees go up on April 1. Although we’re still bundled up in our winter coats this week, it will be spring

Amazing Race Canada participant, Jody Mitic to join 3 kg Challenge team

Jody Mitic, a native of Kitchener, Ontario, was a sniper for the Canadian Forces. After 10 years of service while on duty in Afghanistan in 2007, he stepped on a landmine and lost both his legs below the knee. After


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