Want to raise funds for Kidney Health Australia?
You can set up your individual fundraising page under our Kidney Health Australia banner at either our www.everydayhero.com.au or www.gofundraise.com.au fundraising profiles.
Health Australia's national Big Red Kidney Walk provides a special time for the kidney community to get together, enjoy an easy walk and a free barbeque with entertainment.
SENDING A BIG THANK YOU TO YOU!
To anyone who walked, volunteered, supported our BIG RED KIDNEY WALKS in 2013 - funds raised to date, and still rising, have reached $94,916 - see photos on our BRKW Flickr album 2013
If you have some great photos you would like to add, please send them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your efforts and sponsorship did make a huge difference!
You can still donate to this project at Go Fundraise - BIG RED KIDNEY WALK here>
KHA fundraising - Ironman competition in Cairns
Adelaide policeman Wade Burns made news recently weekend for his approach to kidney disease. His diagnosis of IgA Nephropathy that came "out of the blue" caused him to increase his active lifestyle even more - by deciding to participate in his first Ironman competition in Cairns, while raising funds for Kidney Health Australia. His life philosophy and outlook is inspirational.
Wade has raised almost $6,000 already - if you'd like to contribute to Wade's fundraising, donate at http://give.everydayhero.com/au/wadeburns
Renal Rides - for Kidney Health Australia
Margie Raynor, primary school teacher from Adelaide is an amazing woman who has cycled over 33,000 klm within Australia since 2005 - with three Nullarbor crossings,has cycled right around Australia solo and unsupported. In 2009 completed a trip from Adelaide to Darwin.
Along her way she visited schools and community groups to highlight the need for optimal kidney health and save Australia millions of dollars in rising health costs. Details and awesome photos from Margie's rides can be found at http://renalride10.blogspot.com
Her efforts were completely self-funded and raised $10,000 along the way to support our important work. Margie is motivated as her daughter, Alison was born with vesicoureteric reflux and although an operation may or may not ease her condition, there is no cure and she needs to self-manage her condition.
History of Margie Rayner's Renal Rides
Renal Ride 2009
Margie left Adelaide on 17 July 2009, Margie cycled north to Darwin in yet another epic journey ended on September 10 - approx 4,500 kl! Margie was able to raise $5,547.25 bringing the total amount of money raised by Margie for Kidney Health Australia to an amazing $25,000.
Renal Ride 2008
Margie cycled west to east across the Nullarbor raising almost $10,000 in the process.
Renal Ride 2007
Margie cycled around Australia, solo and unsupported, a distance of 19,200 km! Many generous people donated to Kidney Health Australia.
Renal Ride 2005
Margie completed an 11 day bicycle ride across the Nullarbor.