Yearly Archives: 2015

Post-Race Reflections from the 2015 3KG Challenge Team

As part of the 2015 Alive to Strive Race that took place on April 26, a team of ten individuals donned 3 kilogram vests as part of the 5km team challenge. This enthusiastic and committed team shared with us a

2015 Alive to Strive Race: 5th annual event leads to fundraising milestone

More than 800 participants came out to help celebrate the Alive to Strive Kidney Fitness Project’s 5th anniversary race this past Sunday, April 26, 2015. Despite the morning chill, these brave individuals showed up ready to run or walk, and

The Results are Posted

The 2015 Alive to Strive Race results are posted on the QuidChrono website. Click here to view them all: RESULTS

Get Ready For #RaceDay2015: Schedule, Course Maps, Parking and More!

Race day is coming up on Sunday, April 26, 2015. Keep reading for quick access to race day details, including the day’s schedule, course maps, parking information and how to register in-person (if you missed the April 22 online registration

Kim Aziz – 2015 Race Ambassador for the Alive to Strive Race

Kim Aziz, now 53, grew up just outside of Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island. She went to the University of New Brunswick, where she obtained an undergraduate degree in civil engineering. She then moved to Ottawa to pursue a master’s

Drum Roll Please… and the 2015 3-Kg Challenge Team Is….

On April 26, the 3-Kg Challenge Team will feature ten inspiring individuals in the Ottawa community who are looking to walk—or in this case run—in the shoes of dialysis patients. Together, they will take part in this year’s “3-Kg Challenge.”  

Meet Marie-Eve Bisson, 2015 Alive to Strive Race Ambassador

This year, Alive to Strive Kidney Fitness Project nominated two individuals as this year’s race ambassadors in recognition of their amazing efforts to improve their health and fitness while living with chronic kidney disease. In this post, we’d like to

The Unsinkable Hélène Lavoie on Why She Keeps Giving

A kidney transplant is a miracle, however it does not guarantee a full recovery or a return to your old way of life, something our 2014 Alive to Strive Race Ambassador knows from firsthand experience.  Hélène Lavoie has been fighting

My Name is Carol-Ann. This is How the Alive to Strive Fitness Grant Program has Touched Me.

Hi! My name is Carol-Ann.  This is how the Alive to Strive fitness grant program has touched me. When I was diagnosed with kidney disease in 2012, my energy level and physical condition were so poor I could not walk

 Fitness Grant Fuels Race Ambassador’s Passion for Physical Activity

“I love my gym,” says Diana Aiello, our 2013 Race Ambassador. “For three years now, I’ve been keeping up my workouts five days a week. I feel so energized.” Rewind to 2013 when Diana received an Alive to Strive fitness


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