Monthly Archives: April 2014

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


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