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Kidney Foundation launches fall campaign

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Each fall the Kidney Foundation of Canada launches one of its more important national fundraisers: chocolates.

With the support of local businesses and community organizations, over the next few weeks the Kidney Foundation will sell chocolates. Locally, volunteers will be at the entrance of the Amherst Sobey’s before moving to other possible locations.

“We depend on the success of our fundraising campaigns and vital research projects and to provide services to support kidney patients and their families across Canada,” Amherst fall campaign chair Greg Wilson said. “We encourage everyone to buy a treat and, at the same time, make a difference in the life of someone living with kidney disease.”

More than 41,000 Canadian currently receive treatment for chronic kidney failure, while 2.6 million more have kidney-related disorders such as high blood pressure, diabetes and urinary tract infections.

The Kidney Foundation is dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of people living with kidney disease. Since 1964 the foundation has granted more than $100 million towards kidney-related research.

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