The Big Reveal: Meet the 13 Members of our 3KG Challenge Team

 Some familiar faces (and voices!) will be participating in this year’s 3KG Challenge on April 24.  These 13 individuals will simulate running 5 km as a dialysis patient by wearing 3-kg of extra weight as they run. These specially-weighted vests imitate

Why I am Running with a Weight on my Back

“Running and life are about adversity and overcoming challenges.” I have been running for almost 30 years and during that time life and running have thrown me a few curve balls. I have had to climb a few hills mentally

Hurry & Sign up Today! Registration Fees Increase on April 1

Registration fees for the Alive to Strive Race are going up on April 1st. If you’ve been waiting to register for the 1km, 5km, or 10km, now is the time to do it. Take advantage of a lower registration fee!

Move Your Feet on World Kidney Day

March 10 marks the 11th annual World Kidney Day (WKD). This is a day to reflect on the incredible job our kidneys play in keeping us healthy. Ball up your fist and that is roughly the size of your kidneys,

How Our Grants Form Community: Angie’s Story

     “I started dealing with kidney failure in 2001,” Angie shared. “I have family and friends. They’re there and they listen and support me but there’s always this feeling that they don’t fully understand what I’m going through —

Mark Manners, Head Coach of Ottawa Triathlon Club, Joins 3KG Challenge

  As Head Coach of the Ottawa Triathlon Club (OTC), Mark Manners works with all levels of triathletes, from beginners to hardened veterans. With his passion for fitness and health, Mark builds fun into challenging, sweat-inducing classes to help OTC

PRESIDENT & CEO OF OTTAWA HOSPITAL, DR. JACK KITTS, JOINS 3KG CHALLENGE TEAM

  “Exercise is key to feeling healthy. Doing hemodialysis three times a week doesn’t leave you with much time to exercise, but [the dialysis patients] still do it,” said Dr. Jack Kitts, President and CEO of the Ottawa Hospital, on

Our 5KM Group Training Begins February 29– Join Us!

We are excited to once again offer the 5KM Group Training with Coach David Witiluk!  The 5KM Group Training is designed especially to help runners and walkers prepare for the 2016 Alive to Strive Race on April 24, 2016.  The

Exciting news! You can now register for the 2016 Alive to Strive Race

Don’t let the snow and ice fool you, spring isn’t that far away and neither is the 2016 Alive to Strive Race. Register now for our 1K, 5k or 10k events. If you sign up before February 29, 2016, you

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