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What does it smell like?

It smells like this time of the year where we start dreaming about taking one layer off, about leaving the house with 10 pounds less of clothing. Have you noticed the smell of the air during the last weekend? It

The true meaning of being alive to strive… or the story of Kassandra

If you are like many people, you probably wish for health, joy and happiness at the beginning of a new year. Those are certainly things we wish for our loved ones, especially when we know that a loved one is

Next “Let’s Get Moving” Group Classes Start March 4

Top Shape Fitness is once again offering the “Let’s Get Moving” group classes in collaboration with Alive to Strive Kidney Fitness Project.  These one-hour classes are open to everyone and are especially adapted to individuals living with chronic kidney disease. Classes

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.

Alive to Strive is still going strong

In early 2012 the Alive to Strive Kidney Fitness Project proudly announced the launch of Ottawa’s first . The organization still has money available for Ottawa Hospital patients living with chronic kidney disease and is working hard to prepare for the 2013 Alive


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