Yearly Archives: 2015

World Kidney Day: Raise a Glass of Water to Your Hard-Working Organs!

On March 12, join people around the world in drinking a glass of water to celebrate our kidneys. These fist-sized organs, tucked neatly under our rib cage, do so many essential tasks to keep us healthy. Their health is affected

65 Pounds Lighter, Thanks to a Fitness Grant and a Strong Resolve

“Eight years ago, I received a heart transplant,” said 68-year-old John Quinte, sharing his story of how he became an Alive to Strive grant recipient. “I’d been sent home from the Ottawa Heart Institute and told to get my affairs

Spring Is Almost Here, and so Is the 2015 Alive to Strive Race!

Race season is upon us! That beautiful time of year when the snow begins to melt and more and more runners and walkers can be seen along the canal. The air is still crisp, but the sun is warm on

 Race Becomes Landmark Event to Celebrate Health, Friendship and Life

Jen Boucher was working as a registered practical nurse when she found out she needed a new kidney. Suddenly, her life dramatically changed — first with being on dialysis, then when she became a transplant recipient.  Through her journey of

Calling all Alive to Strivers!

Running for Beginners – Sign up for 5K group training  Are you interested in participating in the 2015 Alive to Strive Race but you don’t know how to start training? Do you want to run a race but you are

Catching up with Caleb Lewis, our 2012 Race Ambassador

Ottawa resident Caleb Lewis was Alive to Strive’s race ambassador in 2012. We recently caught up with Caleb to see what is keeping him busy these days! Back in 2012, Caleb was not moving very much because he was doing

Catching Up with Kaydn: Four Years and a Kidney Transplant Later…

It’s been two years since Kaydn Gangier got his second kidney transplant and four years since he was ambassador for the 2011 Fresenius Medical Care Alive to Strive race — the project’s first fundraiser. Kaydn got involved with the Alive

Confessions of a Couch Potato!

I am not a runner. I am a sitter, a sleeper, and an accomplished TV watcher, but I am certainly not a runner. I am a lazy bum who, despite all the evidence to the contrary, really likes to run.


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