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April 30th, 2017

It was a chilly Sunday morning but that didn’t stop the fun! Over 600 bright eyed runners and walkers came out for our 7th annual Alive to Strive Race and completed the Fresenius Medical Care 5km, 10km and 5km team

Alive to Strive 2017: Everything you need to know for race day! (April 30)

Our next Alive to Strive Race is this Sunday, April 30, 2017. 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 our April 26

What’s in a name? The creation of “Alive to Strive”

By Marie-Eve Chainey, President of Alive to Strive: I remember sitting down in the Chapters on Rideau St. during the summer of 2010, with five or six open dictionaries and thesaurus lying on the table, trying to find a name

Ottawa Breweries Brew Up Special Suds for Alive to Strive

Whoa, whoa, hold up! What does beer have to do with Alive to Strive?! Seems an unusual connection until you consider that Ottawa has a pretty special community of micro-brewers. This year, several of Ottawa’s finest micro-breweries are contributing in

Alive to Strive: March E-News from the Kidney Foundation of Canada

In 2011, rising-athlete Marie-Eve left home to study in Spain. Soon after settling into school, Marie-Eve began to feel ill. After four months of dizziness, unexplainable weight gain and severe headaches, Marie-Eve was diagnosed with a rare form of kidney

21 families get a special vacation (all thanks to your charitable donations!)

If you’re on dialysis, seemingly simple things like a family vacation get a lot more complicated. That’s why Lions Camp Dorset is a very special place. With a history dating back to 1972, Camp Dorset is a collection of cottages

We’re back after 9 months off — not! Here’s what we’ve been up to.

2011, 212, 48 and 12,000. Those are the numbers I want you to remember. First, 2011. That was the year Alive to Strive – Kidney Fitness Project was founded — the vision of our founder, Marie-Eve Chainey (if you haven’t’

Top 14 Moments of Alive to Strive 2016 (what would you add?)

Thank you to the 800+ runners and walkers who came out on Sunday, April 24, for our 6th annual Alive to Strive Race. Relive the day with our list of the top 14 moments. Did we miss your highlight? We’d

Participating in Alive to Strive Race 2016? What you need to know:

Race day is coming up on Sunday, April 24, 2016. Here’s your brief guide to all the day’s details. Bookmark this page for quick access to the day’s schedule, parking information, late registration (bring family or friends!), course maps and

A Second Chance at Life for 2016 Alive to Strive Race Ambassador  

Four years ago, Ottawa resident Linda Rankin, 69, faced a life threatening series of events: heart failure, kidney failure and a stroke left her in a month-long coma. “I thought I was done for. I’d never walk again, I’ll never