The Kidney Walk gets underway in 100 Mile House and Williams Lake Sunday morning.
Lake City Walk Coordinator, Tracy Short says the walk is a great way to give back to the community as well as individuals being affected by kidney disease.
“The renal units, the dialysis units, there is a kidney camp that’s for children who have kidney disease, it goes to support patients like my father-he passed away from kidney disease but to dialysis units or machines at their home. It helps raise awareness about the disease.”
Short says the Walk this year is focusing on organ donation and that kidney disease is on the rise-1 in 10 British Columbians have the disease, many of who are unaware they even have it.
She encourages everyone whether they are donating or not to come out to the Walk.
The Walk in Williams Lake gets underway with free registration starting at 9 am in Boitanio Park, and in Centennial Park in 100 Mile House. The Walk starts at 10.