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2012

ANNUAL REPORT

KIDNEY FOUNDATION OF CANADA BC BRANCH


2012

ANNUAL REPORT

KIDNEY FOUNDATION OF CANADA BC BRANCH

our vision

Kidney health and improved lives for all people affected by kidney disease.

our mission statement

The Kidney Foundation of Canada is the national volunteer organization committed to reducing the burden of kidney disease through: • • • •

Funding and stimulating innovative research Providing education and support Promoting access to high quality health care Increasing public awareness and commitment to advancing kidney health and organ donation


Dr. R. MORRISON HURLEY

KAREN PHILP

Board President

Executive Director

Message from our Volunteer Board President and our Executive Director First and foremost, we would like to extend a big thank you to our volunteers, members and staff for your dedication, support and many contributions over the last year to the BC Branch of the Kidney Foundation of Canada. We could not do it without you and we are proud of your achievements. Your efforts contributed to research; delivered services and programs that directly supported British Columbians living with kidney disease and their families; and raised awareness about the seriousness of the disease. You helped advocate on behalf of the kidney community; and built our capacity to make a difference by raising muchneeded funding. Whether as a member of a Chapter, a volunteer for The Kidney Walk or our March Drive Campaign, people like you ensured that thousands of British Columbians heard our message about the burden of kidney disease; about how to protect their own kidney health; and about the tangible support our Branch provides to British Columbians affected by this costly chronic disease.

In doing so, you sent a crucial message of hope and possibility to people who know adversity only too well.

In tribute, in this year’s annual report, we share just a few of the many remarkable stories of our patients, volunteers, researchers, Chapter members and donors. No, there is no cure for kidney disease yet but with extraordinary people united for a common cause, we have reason to be confident about rising to new challenges in the future. Looking forward, we remain committed to investing in the medical and scientific research that may generate a cure. Until that day, we accept our responsibility to address the needs of the more than 250,000 British Columbians affected by this disease today. In 2013, we’ll focus on increasing our support for people living with kidney disease and their families through our existing programs and services. And once again, to be successful, we will need your help. There are many ways you can support British Columbians affected by this serious disease: deliver educational programs, speak out on behalf of the kidney community to your local MLA, or join our Kidney Walk and March Drive in 2013. Whether by volunteering your energy and time, by raising funds or by donating a kidney through the Living Organ Donor Expense Reimbursement Program, you become part of a community of people contributing to a meaningful cause. Thank you for joining with us to make a real difference. Sincerely,

R. Morrison Hurley, MD MSc FRCPC

Karen Philp, D.Phil Executive Director

Board President EXECUTIVE MESSAGE

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ONE PATIENT’S STORY

The rhythm of a life well lived To regulars at the “Big A,” as it’s known to locals in Trail, BC, Doug Deyotte is the drummer in No Fine Print, a classic-rock cover band that energizes the pub some nights. Chances are they’ve seen the 58-year old burn some serious calories banging out rhythms on the skins and clearly enjoying the effort. What patrons might not know is that Doug will go home after his gig and hook himself up to a peritoneal dialysis machine, called a cycler, for eight hours. The machine will do what his kidneys can’t: remove waste products from his blood. It’s an at-home alternative to the more commonly used blood-filtering procedure called hemodialysis. Doug has end-stage kidney disease and the daily detoxes, the tube in his abdomen, the medications, special diet and the fatigue are facts of life. They will remain so until he gets a new kidney; with his rare blood type, the wait could be as long as 12 years. Yet Doug, once a high-level hockey player, is full of life. “No, I can’t go to the gym anymore and the daily routine can wear on you, but I love to write and play music. And as long as I keep doing the things I love, I have something that gets me out of bed everyday.” Doug hasn’t always been so philosophical about his condition. He first learned he had kidney disease about seven years ago when he was referred to a nephrologist after extreme bouts of fatigue and nausea.

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He was told then his kidneys were functioning at 15 percent. Dialysis was recommended, but he resisted. It wasn’t until his kidney function dropped to 11 percent in August of 2012 that he realized he had no choice. “The adjustment is huge,” he says. “The changes to your lifestyle can be frustrating at times, but you do come to terms with the changes and eventually you stop thinking about how sick you are.” It helped that Doug didn’t have to make the transition alone. He’s had the full support of family, as well as the expertise of a multidisciplinary team of renal specialists working out of the Kidney Care Clinic at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital.


As for Connie, she’s inspired by her patients everyday. “They make my job look easy because they never let the disease define them...”

DOUG DEYOTTE and his wife, SHARON (seated on left), meet with CONNIE POLING, Renal Social Worker

Enter Connie Poling: a key member of Doug’s team… Connie Poling has been a renal social worker at the Kidney Care Clinic in Trail for seven years. “The doctors and nurses look after medical needs, the dietitians take care of nutritional requirements. I look after pretty much everything else,” she says. Connie provides patients and their families with the psychosocial support needed to cope with a chronic illness such as kidney disease. She will arrange financial, psychological or logistical support through all the pivotal points: acceptance, transition to dialysis, pre and post transplant, return to work and even through to end-of-life. When a patient first comes into the clinic, Connie starts by doing a needs assessment. “I’ll find out if the patient has accepted that they have a chronic disease or if they’re resisting. Are they angry? Rebellious? If necessary, I can pull in the resources to help them work through to acceptance.” She then looks at a patient’s financial well-being and lifestyle. “I recently had a 35-year old patient come in who works full-time and shares custody of his two kids with his wife. He’s close to needing dialysis and was very worried about its impact on his work and financial life. So we worked through the basics financially until he felt secure enough that when he needs to start dialysis, he’ll be okay with that.”

The same kind of care and support is given to transplant patients, who must visit the clinic in Trail every three to four months after the eight week post surgery stay in Vancouver. Currently, there are 50 people in the Kootenays who are living with new kidneys and need the support of the Kidney Care Clinic. “It’s not a cure,” says Connie. “Transplant recipients still need a good deal of support.” Her caseload also includes 70 patients on hemodialysis, some she’ll see weekly or daily; 35 on peritoneal dialysis, like Doug, who she sees at least once every three months; and 180 other patients at various stages of kidney disease. The most challenging part of her job, Connie says, is when a transplanted kidney begins to fail, often at the end of someone’s life. “I’ll work through this with the families. I’m a familiar face and I like to think I can provide some sort of comfort during what can be a very difficult time.” For Doug, Connie’s help with the financial side of things was a real blessing. “With everything else going on, worrying about money too would be just awful.” As for Connie, she’s inspired by her patients everyday. “They make my job look easy because they never let the disease define them. I like to think I’m working with people’s strengths to help them be the best they can be, in spite of the disease.” Clearly, Doug has found his strength. The smile on his face when he’s at his drum kit is proof of that. ■

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PROGRAMS & SERVICES HIGHLIGHT

Sent 43 children living with kidney disease to Kidney Camp for Kids for a week

Kidney Foundation’s programs and services meet diverse needs of patients and families What could teen Sophie Burk, healthy senior Frank Simpson and kidney patient Jackie Longhurst possibly have in common? They’ve all been touched by kidney disease. And they’ve all seen first-hand the benefits of at least one of the programs of the BC Branch of the Kidney Foundation of Canada.

The BC Branch continues its efforts to be the organization of choice for all those in the province affected by kidney disease and to educate the public with our message of kidney health, early diagnosis and positive lifestyle changes.

Programs and Services: Short Term Financial Assistance Program Information and Referral Kidney Connect (Peer Support Program) Kidney Camp for Kids Living Organ Donor Expense Reimbursement Program Kidney Suites Targeted Screening

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SOPHIE BURK

at Kidney Camp for Kids at Zajac Ranch

“I’m so grateful to the Kidney Foundation for the Camp experience,” adds Sophie. “It’s been a highlight for me every summer since I was ten and it’s the one thing that got me through my relapse last year.”

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Kidney Camp for Kids Delta teen Sophie Burk was diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome or nephrosis, a rare condition affecting the kidney’s filters, when she was just a toddler. Accompanied by painful swelling (often of the eyelids, feet and ankles, and eventually, the abdomen), without treatment the condition eventually leads to difficulty breathing and eating, and infections. “I’ve grown up learning about it,” says Sophie. “I knew I was different, that there are things I could not eat and that I could relapse any time, but I still got to do the things I really wanted to, like play soccer and field hockey.” Fortunately, the condition can usually be controlled with medication and most kids grow out of it by adolescence. But last summer, at 13 years old and after going five years without an episode, Sophie suddenly relapsed. “I couldn’t stand up for more than ten seconds, it hurt so much,” she says.

In spite of a generally positive attitude, the relapse after so long without one brought Sophie down. There was a light at the end of the tunnel, however: the BC Branch’s Kidney Camp for Kids at Zajac Ranch on Stave Lake near Mission, BC. Every summer, a group of kids from seven to 17 years old, with kidney disease or kidney transplants, spend a week at the Camp having fun and getting to know each other. The Kidney Foundation pays for camp fees and transportation so there is no cost to families at all. Sophie has been going to the Camp every summer since she was ten. This would be her fourth year and she didn’t want to miss it—even though she was still suffering symptoms from her relapse. So Sophie joined 48 other kids at the camp in August, 43 of them with kidney disease and 6 transplant recipients. They kayaked, rode horses and swam in the lake together. “The best part, though,” says Sophie, “is the connections you make with other kids who know what it’s like to be sick.” “I’m so grateful to the Kidney Foundation for the Camp experience,” adds Sophie. “It’s been a highlight for me every summer since I was ten and it’s the one thing that got me through my relapse last year.” ■

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PROGRAMS & SERVICES HIGHLIGHT

Supported 30 post-transplant adults and families with accommodation in our Kidney Suites

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Kidney Suites On August 1, 2012, when kidney patient Jackie Longhurst got the call in her hometown of Cobble Hill on Vancouver Island that there was a kidney available, she had to move quickly. There was barely enough time to pack, let alone make long-term plans for accommodation in Vancouver.

In 2011, a three bedroom townhouse was added to the mix as a Family Kidney Suite for families of children who must have hemodialysis and a transplant at BC Children’s Hospital.

Fortunately, that was all taken care of. On arriving in Vancouver at 10 p.m. that same day, the 64-year-old went directly to St. Paul’s Hospital for her transplant surgery, where she stayed for eight days.

With no worries about accommodation expenses, and despite missing her husband and dogs, Jackie enjoyed her post-surgery stay in Vancouver. And while she’s glad to be home, she talks fondly about her time in the Kidney Suite. “It was wonderful,” she says. “I even got to know my neighbours well enough to go walking with them.”

After that, she went to one of four of the Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Suites, a short cab ride away, where she’d spend the next six weeks—until she was well enough to go home. Since making the suites available in 2000, at little or no cost to patients while they are in town recovering from a transplant, 253 kidney patients have taken advantage of them.

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Comfortably furnished, well-stocked and conveniently located near malls, restaurants and parks, the Kidney Suite Jackie stayed in was “an absolute godsend,” she says. Without relatives in Vancouver, her only alternative would have been to stay in a hotel—a less than ideal, and expensive, prospect in the height of summer.

It was good practice for Jackie, whose immediate plans on her return home as a new kidney recipient included taking her dogs for a nice, long walk. ■ The Kidney Suite program is made possible through our partnership with New Chelsea Society and BC Housing.

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LODERP has provided $750,000 in funding since 2006 to 660 individuals

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Living Organ Donor Expense Reimbursement Program (LODERP) When Frank Simpson’s best friend, Guy, needed a kidney transplant, the 66-year-old wanted to help so badly he was willing not only to donate a kidney, but to borrow money to make it happen.

The program covered the costs of several trips to and from Vancouver for tests, as well as accommodation before and after the surgery, and dog care while Frank was in hospital and during his recovery.

Fortunately, Frank’s gift of a healthy kidney didn’t mean going into debt. He was one of 149 living donors in 2012 who took advantage of LODERP, a Kidney Foundation program that reimburses such donors for expenses related to the assessments required and the surgery.

As for his friend, “Guy was down to 10 per cent kidney function and was really close to needing dialysis,” Simpson recalls. “He’d pretty much stopped doing the things he loved.”

The intent of LODERP is to reduce the financial burden related to being a living donor and to cover expenses including accommodation, parking, travel, meals and loss of income for eligible donors. For Frank and his best friend, who live on tiny Piers Island, a close-knit community near Nanaimo, the reimbursements helped take the edge off a highly charged and stressful time in their lives.

And what a difference a few months make. “Before the surgery, I constantly worried about getting sick because we were right in the middle of flu season and if you get sick, you’re off the donor list,” says Frank. “Now I feel great and I’m relaxed again.”

Today, his pal is back to baking the birthday cakes he’s famous for on the Island—“They take three days to get just right,” Frank says—and to spending time in his beloved garden. Looking back, would he do it all again? “Without hesitation,” Frank says. “When it’s needed, it’s needed. And with the Kidney Foundation there to help, you’re not doing it alone.” ■

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RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT

In 2012, the BC Branch raised over $860,000 for research

Research Over the years, the Kidney Foundation of Canada has invested more than $100 million in kidney-related research projects at Canada’s leading universities and medical research institutes. The funds come from generous donors, sponsors and annual contributors to the Foundation’s Branches. In 2012, the BC Branch invested over $860,000 for research and national programs. Critical medical and scientific research advances what we know about kidney disease, how to prevent and how to manage it. Research is key to the breakthroughs that will change for the better the quality of life for people living with kidney disease.

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Researcher KARA SCHICK MAKAROFF

assessments in end-stage kidney disease patients on home hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. Currently in Canada, there is no requirement for such assessments. Kara points out that similar research with people living with lung transplants and cancer demonstrates that such patient-centred information leads to improved communication between patients and health care providers, improved care and better outcomes for patients. Made possible by the Kidney Foundation’s KRESCENT program, Kara’s study is divided into two phases. The first phase, which wrapped up in the spring of 2012, involved surveying and interviewing 56 patients, who were all on some form of home dialysis, at renal clinics in two Vancouver Island hospitals. Kara used iPads to do the surveys and as part of her research, she will be measuring their effectiveness for collecting data from patients in clinic settings.

New research looks at the link between quality-of-life assessments and better care for kidney disease patients The lives of people with end-stage kidney disease are full of tests, needles and rounds of medication. Patients must learn about changing the food they eat, the best way to hook up to a dialysis machine and how to interpret a range of complicated test results. Eventually, these medical interventions become their new “normal.” But to a non-renal patient, there’s nothing normal about them, says researcher and registered nurse

Kara Schick Makaroff

, who believes the care that end-stage kidney disease patients receive must be responsive to how this “new normal” is playing out in their lives. “These patients are constantly confronted by their own mortality,” she says. “Finding ways to open up that conversation is as important as getting a needle in just right or adjusting a medication’s dosage. And dialysis is not a minor intervention. How much is it impacting patients’ lives as a whole? How are they doing emotionally? How are their social lives? Their close relationships? We have to look at their quality of life,” she says, “not just at how to manage the disease itself.” The reason this is important is because the stakes are high, as Kara says: “Patients whose quality of life is poor are more likely to get sicker or to die earlier.” To help lower those stakes, Kara is doing her postdoctoral fellowship research at the University of Alberta on the benefits of routine quality-of-life

“We chose home-dialysis patients because they are quite independent in their dialysis, and we wanted to highlight home modalities which tend to be out of the line of sight of both health care professionals and endstage kidney disease patients,” says Kara.

One surprise so far: how eager people were to talk to each other. “I’d do the surveys in the waiting rooms,” says Kara, “and often when I asked a patient if there was anything they’d like to share, it would start this whole dialogue. Many of the participants said ‘I’ve never talked to another patient before.’ It opened up this whole sense of community for them.” Kara hopes Phase 2 will be up and running by the end of 2013. The focus this time: how to get the information gathered during Phase 1 into the hands of health care professionals so they can address the quality-of-life issues raised by their patients. Researchers will then observe the patients and the health care team to gauge whether having access to information about patients’ quality-of-life made a difference to communication, care and outcomes. Kara says she is grateful to the Kidney Foundation of Canada in more ways than one. “Not only have I received funding for my research, but as Secretary of the Victoria Chapter for the past three years, I’ve had tremendous learning and leadership opportunities.” ■ RESEARCH

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VOLUNTEERS HIGHLIGHT

Over half of our BC Branch volunteers have dedicated over 5 years of service

Invaluable Volunteers Every year, more than 7,000 volunteers across British Columbia help support the work of The Kidney Foundation, BC Branch, and give generously of themselves to help improve the lives of those affected by kidney disease. As a grassroots organization, our success depends heavily on the support from members of the community and we can’t thank them enough for their dedication and outstanding service.

SHARON MASON

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Inspired by a co-worker’s plight two decades ago, one volunteer hits 20-year milestone For residents of one North Vancouver neighbourhood, the month of March is full of pleasantly familiar things: a hint of warmth in the air, the smell of freshly cut grass, daffodils and tulips bobbing in the gardens— and a knock on the door from Sharon Mason.

Besides, there are some wonderful, kind people on her route, she says: “Some have donated every year since I started in 1993.” Beyond the names and the house numbers, Sharon has gotten to know the people who live here and she genuinely cares about them. She knows, for example, that one of her regulars survived a deadly form of brain cancer, that another would have died if not for today’s technology and that one couple’s son did a tour of duty in Iraq.

As a volunteer for the Kidney Foundation’s March Drive Campaign, Sharon, now 65, was 45 years old when she first started collecting donations from the homes in this particular area. She’s been at it for 20 years, long enough to see some of the neighborhood kids grow up and go off to college. She was first inspired to canvas for the March Drive Campaign when she learned that the daughter of her friend and co-worker needed a kidney transplant. “Bridgette was on dialysis from 5 to 11 at night, three times a week, after working at a stressful job all day,” Sharon says. “She was in her 20s when she had her first transplant and she’s had to have two more since then. There’s just no rhyme or reason to this disease.” So Sharon does what she can to help, canvasing close to 100 homes annually. Her previous experience as a Customer Service Agent for Air Canada, Air BC and Canadian Pacific Airlines certainly doesn’t hurt, as she says: “I’m good at selling and helping people.

Sharon recently attended the Foundation’s Shine a Light Kidney Gala where she says she was brought to tears by the stories of people who have overcome the adversity of this devastating disease to live full, impassioned lives. Those stories firmed up her resolve to continue being a part of the March Drive Campaign. For how long? “I’ll do it until I can’t walk anymore,” she says. “I just skied 8,000 feet at Whistler, so that could mean another 20 years.” This is good news for kidney patients and the BC Branch alike, who rely on volunteers like Sharon. Thank you Sharon for your many years of dedicated service to the people we serve at The Kidney Foundation of Canada, BC Branch. ■

In 2012, more than 7,000 BC Branch volunteers knocked on doors, walked, ran and paddled, answered phones, stuffed envelopes, wrote letters, spoke with the media, and organized events in support of kidney patients. VOLUNTEERS

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Chapters & Community Groups: Speaking for People Affected by Kidney Disease

Last year was a time of change for the 633 BC Branch members of the Kidney Foundation of Canada. With the introduction of the bylaw amendments approved by the National Board of Directors in June 2010, members experienced changes to the Foundation’s governance, including Branch Board composition, voting procedures and Chapter structure. While change can be daunting, change also offers new possibilities. Last year was a year of learning as members worked their way through these changes to governance. What did not change; however, was the strong desire and dedication of our members to help people who are affected by kidney disease. They continued their efforts to coordinate events, provide education and outreach to their communities, as well as offer on-going support and encouragement to people with kidney disease and their families—much like the members of the Quesnel Chapter, showcased in this year’s Annual Report.

BONNIE LECLERC (front row, centre)

with members of the Quesnel Chapter

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Quesnel Chapter creates community of support for kidney patients Four years ago, Quesnel resident Bonnie Leclerc bumped into a former co-worker whose husband had just been diagnosed with kidney disease. “She told me she had no idea where to turn,” Bonnie recalls. As a small community, Quesnel doesn’t have specialized medical services; kidney disease patients are referred to a nephrologist and renal care team at Prince George Hospital only when they go into the later stages of the disease. Bonnie’s chance meeting that day got her thinking. She’d had a kidney transplant when she was only 19 years old and at 37, when her transplanted kidney began to fail, had started home-dialysis. She knew all about the disease and what a support the Kidney Foundation could be to patients and their families. “I remember thinking how great it would be for the people of Quesnel if we had a Kidney Foundation chapter here,” says Bonnie. A year later, in October 2008, the Quesnel Chapter of the Kidney Foundation of Canada, BC Branch, was officially born, with Bonnie at the helm as President, a position she held through 2009 and again in 2012. Its role is to enhance awareness of the disease locally, promote organ donation among residents and community organizations, raise funds and provide support to patients and their families. For Bonnie, it’s all about making sure that people in her community who have kidney disease never feel, like Bonnie’s friend did, that they are on their own. So, there are monthly educational meetings with guest speakers, social events for patients and their families, kidney health fairs, blood pressure clinics and regular organ donation and kidney 101 presentations, some of them to third-year nursing students at the local college. Then there are the fundraisers such as the March Drive Campaign and The Kidney Walk. “We don’t stop, really,” says Bonnie.

She and the entire Chapter, now 39 members strong, are particularly proud of the new Quesnel Community Renal Resource Guide, developed in 2012. “Our group worked very hard to produce this guide, which targets people living with the early stages of kidney disease. It’s intended to help them maintain quality of life right here in our community,” says Bonnie. The guide includes relevant phone numbers and listings of educational websites and print materials, as well as practical tips, checklists and guides for managing the illness—from people who’ve been there. Printed by Northern Health, it’s distributed through local Chapter members. In 2013, the Quesnel Chapter hopes to broaden its reach to smaller communities outside Quesnel, communities like Wells to the east and Nazko, an Aboriginal community, to the west. Plans are also in the works to expand the kidney health educational program to include the Lions and Rotary Clubs and local women’s groups. If the accomplishments to date are any indication, the Quesnel Chapter will meet and more likely exceed these goals. ■

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BC Interior Chinese Renal Association Club Yes (now called Vancouver Kidney Club) Cowichan Valley Chapter Eagle Ridge Chapter Fraser Valley Chapter MSA – Abbotsford/Upper Fraser Valley Chapter Nanaimo Chapter Prince George Chapter Quesnel Chapter Victoria Chapter

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DID YOU KNOW?

Over 1,700 British Columbians at high risk for kidney disease have been screened in 37 communities through the targeted screening program to date, and over 22% of those individuals were identified as having early stages of kidney disease

CN reaches out to Canadians at risk of chronic kidney disease Donation to Kidney Metals Program boosts national targeted screening initiative

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TARGETED SCREENING PROGRAM / CORPORATE COMMUNITY GIVING

When Nikki Thiessen first heard about the Kidney Foundation’s new Targeted Screening Program called SeeKD, she jumped at the chance to get in on it. As the program coordinator community health worker for the Sexqeltqin (Adams Lake) First Nation’s Health Centre in Chase, BC, Nikki knows first-hand that end-stage kidney disease is more prevalent among Aboriginal people than other Canadian populations. She understood just how much her community could benefit from targeted screening. “We know that kidney disease is out there and people don’t even know they have it,” she says. “Our goal here at the Health Centre is to do as much prevention and awareness as possible so this was a really good fit for us.” The BC Branch’s Targeted Screening Program assists at-risk people to take control of their kidney health and in many cases, avoid the need for dialysis or a kidney transplant. SeeKD easily and quickly lets people at risk for kidney disease know their current level of kidney function. Screening Coordinator, Laurie Mark, helps arrange the events, which include nurses on site to test urine samples, blood pressure, blood glucose, Body Mass Index and two kidney function tests.

That’s good news for everyone at CN, who helped make the screening program possible. In the spring of 2011, the company officially pledged out-of-service railcars, valued at $600,000, over a three-year period to the Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Metals Program. Through the program, about 120 decommissioned railcars were earmarked for shearing at the ABC Recycling facility in Burnaby, BC. The 360 tons of metal sheared so far were sold and all the proceeds were directed to SeeKD, Canada’s first national targeted screening program for people at high risk of chronic kidney disease. Not a bad return on investment. “We are delighted to be part of such an innovative program, one with significant benefits for those Canadians at high risk for chronic kidney disease,” says Karen Phillips, CN’s Vice President, Public and Government Affairs. David Yochlowitz, CEO of ABC Recycling has more personal reasons for getting involved: “I definitely see the value of this program. I know from experience how important early detection of chronic kidney disease is to kidney health because 10 years ago I donated a kidney to my wife.” Of course to all the people screened who go on to live longer, fuller lives because of early detection, it won’t matter why CN or ABC Recycling got involved. It only matters that they did. ■

The Kidney Foundation made it so easy Nikki says: “I did the booking, but pretty well everything else was laid out for us by the SeeKD Program.” The event at Adams Lake was one of 15 that took place in 2012, bringing the total of at-risk people screened through the program to 552. In all, 40 people from the Adams Lake area were screened. “And nearly everyone told me how grateful they were to have been part of it,” Nikki says.

DAVID YOCHLOWITZ, CEO of ABC Recycling, with his wife VERNA, who received David’s donated kidney TARGETED SCREENING PROGRAM

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CORPORATE COMMUNITY GIVING HIGHLIGHT

CN continued its 3-year pledge of donating out-of-service railcars valued at $600,000 to the Kidney Metals Program in support of Targeted Screening

Corporate Community Giving Highlights British Columbians with kidney disease depend on Kidney Foundation services. In turn, the Kidney Foundation depends on our generous funders. Here are some highlights of our major corporate and community donors. We thank every donor for helping the thousands of kidney patients in BC.

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Targeted Screening for Kidney Disease

Thousands of British Columbians who are at risk for kidney disease have changed eating habits, visited doctors and brought information about kidney disease home thanks to: CN Knights of Columbus Surrey 4767 Summerland Health Care Auxiliary

Patient Services and Education Program From emergency hardship grants, to peer support, to patient comforts, we acknowledge the following for their unwavering support:

4 What Matters Foundation CJAD Holdings, Norco Products and Philanthropy Preceptorship Fund EECOL Electric Corp. Frank & Yvonne McCracken Foundation Hobbs Family Fund Lagniappe Foundation Lohn Foundation Mable Chadwick Foundation Pacific Blue Cross Pacific Nephrology Group The Province of British Columbia (through the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch) For “giving at the office” we thank:

Kidney Kids Camp

For helping children with kidney disease feel like just a kid again, we applaud: Chris Spencer Foundation CFAX Santa’s Anonymous CKNW Orphans’ Fund Hamber Foundation Kiwanis Club Vancouver Downtown McAdams Foundation Variety - The Children’s Charity

Kidney Health and Public Education

For helping promote health education and awareness via Living Well for Kidney Health and Kidney News newsletters, we thank: Amgen Canada Inc Astellas Pharma Canada BC Biomedical Laboratories Ltd. Pacific Nephrology Group

Volunteer Leadership Development

For supporting our dedicated volunteers from around the province, we thank: London Drugs Foundation RBC Foundation

DP World Healthpartners Helping Hands of WorkSafeBC HYDRECS - Community Services Fund Provincial Employee Community Services Fund (PECSF) School District No. 35 Langley TELUS Community Engagement

KAREN KOCH (Kidney Foundation) and FRANCES GORMAN (PECSF) educating 300

Lower Mainland provincial employees.

Research

For supporting research into the causes of kidney disease, our thanks go to: Margaret Rothweiler Charitable Foundation

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Donor Recognition We thank every donor for helping the thousands of kidney patients in BC.

Corporations 451720 BC Limited A & J Body Shop (1983) Limited ABC Recycling Inc. - Surrey ABC Recycling Limited Action Metals Recycling Inc. Agropur All North Consultants Ltd Amgen Canada Inc Andritz Automation Limited Arlington Hotel Cee Joy Holdings Limited Assman’s Funeral Chapel Ltd Astellas Pharma Canada Inc ATI Telecom Atlas Chiropractic Inc. Automaster Auto Body Bandstra Transportation Systems Ltd. BC Biomedical Laboratories Ltd Best Western Plus Kelowna Hotel & Suites Bestmed Technician BMO Investments Inc. Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Build-Rite C. Keary Investments Cafe Michael Limited Canada Safeway Limited Canadian Manu Immigration & Financial Services Inc Canadian Tire Associate Store Care Systems Services Limited Carson Insurance Brokers Central Drug Stores Limited Chetwynd Fireman’s Club CJAD Holdings/Norco Products/ Philanthropy Preceptorship Fund CN Coastal Community Credit Union Columbia Glass 1972 Limited Copies Plus Country Grocer Covanta Energy Corporation CSH Hampton House Cut’n Loose Hair Design Dahl Mechanical Limited Davies Prescription Pharmacy Dediluke Land Surveying Dennis Dystant Trucking Donex Pharmacy and Department Store Dr. Alex K. H. Chan Inc

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Dr. N.A. Konopada Inc Dr. Stephen R. Crowley Inc. / Dr. Claudio Sansalone Inc. EECOL Electric Corp Endymion Holdings Limited Exact Welding EZ Access Treatment Wear Ltd Finning Gairns Santos Engineering Inc. Global Securities H Y Louie Company Limited Hogarth’s Clinic Pharmacy Holiday Inn Express & Suites Comox Valley Hollett Roofing And Contracting Hub International Barton Ingram Pharmacy Integris Credit Union International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Local 993 Investors Group J. Bryan Gascon Investments Inc. J. J. H. Enterprise Limited Jet Equipment & Tools (Canada) Jl Crowe Class Of ‘71 Johnston Meier Insurance Agencies Group Kal Tire Kathy McLaughlin & Associates Kirmac Collision and Autoglass Kootenay Savings Credit Union L Soligo & Associates Limited L.A. to B.227 R.C.L. Lakelse Financial Group Inc. Lakeside Medical Centre Living Room Pharmacy London Drugs Foundation Manulife Financial MBM Management Inc McElhanney Consulting Services Limited McInnis Building Supplies Mid Island Kidney Association Midlite Power Construction Mother Natures Myhorsetails.Com Nanaimo Diver Outfitters New Gold Inc. Northwest & Ethical Investments L.P. Nu-Tech Fire & Saftey Ocean Brands GP


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Corporations continued

Employee Groups / Schools

Pacific Blue Cross Pacific Nephrology Group Park Vision Limited Patients Like Me Inc. Peace Arch Motors Limited People’s Drug Mart 76 - TLC Pharmacy Limited PG Surg-Med Limited Pine Meadows Pipers Neighborhood Pub Portal Installations 2009 Limited Preferred Service Customs Brokers Inc. Professional Employees Association Progressive Ventures Pure Pharmacy Victoria RBC Foundation Redline Pro Manufacturing Inc. Regnier Holdings Limited - Rex Hotel Richmond Driving Range Riverside Pharmacy Limited Rogers Group Of Companies Rona Royal Lepage Running Room Canada Inc. S.I.I.L Maintenance Inc. Shoppers Drug Mart Simon J Warner Medical Inc Skaha Pharmacy Sobeys Inc. Staples Business Depot Teck Metals Limited Tek Bookkeeping Services Terrace Carpet Centre Limited Terrace Chrysler/Toyota The Garage Restaurant Three Stones Clothing Limited Tim Hortons Toxco Waste Management Limited Turner Volkswagen Audi United Steel Workers Local 480 Urban Systems Foundation Vancouver Coastal Health Vancouver Island Brewery Vancouver Premier College of Hotel Management Vancouver Technical Secondary School VantagOne Credit Union Vernon Civic Employees Union Cupe Local 626 Walmart Canada Corp Wanes Custom Woodworks Inc. Wawanesa West K Concrete Limited Windsor Plywood

BC Biomedical Laboratories Ltd BC Hydro Employees’ Community Services Fund (HYDRECS) BDO Dunwoody LLP Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society Ltd Canadian Fishing Company DP World Vancouver Healthpartners Helping Hands of WorkSafeBC Provincial Employees Community Services Fund RBC Royal Bank School District No. 35 Langley Seafirst Insurance Brokers Ltd Team TELUS Cares Telus Corporation Via Rail Canada Pensioners’ Association Via Rail Pensioners Association WorkSafeBC

Special Funds Province of British Columbia Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch The Jackie Family Fund

Third Party Fundraisers Chinese Opera Hermann’s Jazz Night Fundraiser Kidney Community Heroes Kidney on the Move Knowledge for Life Fundraiser Train West Golf Tournament

Endowment Funds Baby Jacob Endowment Fund Betty Jarvis Endowment Fund Bob Smith Endowment Fund Channing and Iris Kyer Endowment Fund Charles and Adeleine Hill Endowment Fund D.E.A.R. Berry Endowment Fund Donald A & Barbara J Copan & Helen Thompson Endowment Fund Dr. Basil M. Plumb Endowment Fund Jian Shiang Chum Endowment Fund Jim Biles Endowment Fund Margaret-Ann Irwin Endowment Fund May Bostock Endowment Fund Morris Family Endowment Fund Robert Graham Kay Endowment Fund Robin Timmerman Endowment Fund Royal Cnadian Legion, Mount Pleasant Branch #177 Endowment Fund Rudy Senft Endowment Fund Suzanne Maclean Endowment Fund

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DONOR RECOGNITION

Bequests

Individuals ($250+)

Estate of Anne Doreen Wells Estate of Dorene Sinclair Estate of Ernest Chan Estate of Frank Hiroshi Hori Estate of Gerald Carson Estate of James Young Johnstone Estate of John K. Sloan Estate of Mary Fenton Estate of Mary Harley Estate of Mildred Jean Wright Estate of Ona Dorothy Henderson Estate of Pasquale Focina Estate of Ruth I. Hamilton Henriette and Leonard White Endowment Fund McGrane - Pearson Endowment Fund

Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Marion Graham E. Edvard Barbara Ann Audrey Gregory Olin Daniel Leslie Dave Michael Kashmir Ann Jill Margaret Kim Leanne Brian Sheron Tracy Linda Marie Steven Katy Roy Ann Laura Adam Palle Carolyn Craig Connie Steven Alice Margo Orval Dave Elayne Raymond Ada Magdalene David Paul Phil Edna Mae Katrine Patricia Laura John Myrna

Foundations 4 What Matters Foundation Andrew Mahon Foundation Cedar Springs Foundation C-FAX Santas Anonymous Society Chimp Foundation Chris Spencer Foundation CJAD Holdings/Norco Products/ Philanthropy Preceptorship Fund CKNW Orphans’ Fund Donald Matheson and Audrey Matheson Fund Ellinor Richards and Hazel Richards Loane Fund Frank & Yvonne McCracken Foundation Goel Family Charitable Foundation John and Nancy Woodworth Fund Ken Birdsall Fund Knights of Columbus (BC) Charity Foundation Lagniappe Foundation Lions Gate Hospital Foundation Lohn Foundation London Drugs Foundation Mable Chadwick Foundation Margaret Rothweiler Charitable Foundation McAdams Foundation Raymond James Foundation RBC Foundation Rudi & Sylvia Hoenson Foundation The Charros Foundation The Hamber Foundation VanCity Community Foundation Variety - The Children’s Charity of BC Victoria Foundation

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Aitken Allan Anderson Anderson Anderson Anderton Antoine Anton Ariss Arnold Atwal Audain Aujla Batchelar Bates-Smith Batke Bennetton Berry Blamey Blewett Bodger Bonner-Brown Bonzai Boshier Bostock Bostock Brinkhurst Brown Bruce Buch Buksa Bushell Buterman Campbell Carfrae Carson Chapman Charlesworth Cheng Cheung Cheung Chung Clark Cmikieiwicz Collins Conder Conroy Coputo Craig Davis De Guzman

Cassandra Jose Anant Janis Les Kyle John Harriett Liz Delbert Dorothy Morris Christopher Ursula Liz Danny Peter Davie Ruth Jacqueline Doug Ethel Susan David Shawn Doug Linda Charlie Garrett Tom Edwin Robert Patricia B Lorraine John Geoffrey Barry Marc Myrna James Kelly Bill Anne Vivian Kichol Sean Doris Randy Heather Scott Roy Elizabeth Elizabeth

De Moor Selby Decastro-Alves Dhillon Dionne Doell Duncan Duncan Dunn Edinger Egilson Elias Ergas Evans Evans Ewart Eyles Fairey Farms Farren Fenner Ferne Fieil Findlay Fleming Flynn Foley Fonck Fontaine Fowler Friedman Froese Fuller Gatey Gatto Gerard Gill Glotman Goldsmith Goldstein Gopaulsingh Gopaulsingh Greene Greenhalgh Haig Haitiras Han Hennis Hingley Hnatko Hockley Hoffman Holgate Holland Holmes


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Individuals ($250+) continued SW Neil Colleen Maria Kate Becky Hal Patsy Morrison Dave Dale Lauren Robert Norman Mary Tom Heather Stella Lloyd Angela T Beverly Stuart Joan Roger Kevin Maureen Bruce Robert Karen Hilde Sid Nu Letticia Sandra John Gillian Elgin Margaret Sharon Clina Justin Adeera Annick Edmund David Ying Kit Feifei Tammy Barbara Jacqueline Robin Debbie Lovelyn Rosalinda

Holmes Hopp Howard Hsu Huffman Hughson Hughson Hui Hurley Hutton Jack Jackie Jago Jeppesen Jiang Johner Johnson Jones Jones Jorgensen Joyce Jung Keeping Keevil Kerans Kerney Kidd Kirke Kivell Koch Krause Kwantes Kwok Kwong Kwong Lakes Lang Lawson Lebeuf Lecomte Lee Leroux Levin Lim Lim Liu Liu Liu Lockhart Longhurst Lowry Lupul Macalanda Macalanda

June John Graham Andrew Navjit Patricia Frank Nora Kevin Lorna Robert Robert Gerard M Ruth Glenda Ken David Jo-Anne Magdalene Bruce Gary Rose Sheldon Adolfo William Irene Hermann Lorne Gloria Lynda Lucille Hafez Patrick Anne Luke Rick Janet Ed Sandra David Donald Shannon Mario Eric Philip John David Holly Kenneth Jasdeep Ranoop Patricia Helen Terrence

MacGregor Mackay Macmillan MacRitchie Malhi Marini Maximcluk McAfee Mccullough McDowell McGill McGill McKenzie McRae Mensah Merkley Miller Miller Mok Montador Mork Mykes Naiman Nerprio Nickel Nielson Nieweler Nixon Noble Notte Pallard Panju Parfrey Paterson-Welsh Pathyil Pesklevits Prowse Quilty Rainville Ramalho Rapeer Rhodes Richard Robinson Rosario Rose Russell Russell Ryan Sandhu Sandhu Sauder Sawchuk Scanlan

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Leonard Pia Fred Wendy Harry Norman Karen William Marian Barrie A Agnes Randy Irene David Murray Peter Eileen Eric Patrick Paul Eileen Lynda Deanna Jean Brian Sam Paige Patrick Pauline Anthony Lorene Margaret Sandra David James Mollie Carol Lois Glen Bonnie Gertie Matt Paul Cathy Kit Fun Morris Betty Cindy Ruth Teresa

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Schein Schindler Seiffert Sim Skelton Slade Smith Smith Smith Smythe Sneddon Sorrenti Spensley Stevens Stewart Stewart Storey Sue Sun Tam Taylor Taylor Terry Thomson Thorpe Tipper Toa Tracey-Welwood Urekar VanderDriessche Vant Geloof Vernon Wahl Westover Westrheim White Williams Williams Wilson Wilson Winje Wong Wong Wong Wong Wugalter Young Young Young Yuen

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DONOR RECOGNITION

Service Clubs Can-Ital Ladies Society CN Pensioners Association # 8 Columbia Shuswap Power Pioneers Creston Trinity Housing Society Dragon Lake Womens Inst. Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2096 Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2101 Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 22 Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3032 Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3318 Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3557 Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 4400 Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary 20 Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary 2096 Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary 3318 Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary 4281 Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary 4400 Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladysmith Auxiliary 2101 German Canadian Harmonie Club Gyro Vernon Club IODE Dr. W.J. Knox Kamloops Ridge Runners Society Kelowna Professional Firefighters Charitable Society Kiwanis Club of Vancouver Kiwanis Club Trail Knights of Columbus Chilliwack Council 3478 Knights of Columbus Kelowna 6233 Father deLestre Knights of Columbus Surrey 4767 Laureate Alpha Alpha Lioness Club Parksville Lioness Club Westbank Lioness Club White Rock Lions Club Barriere Lions Club Burnaby Lougheed Lions Club Chilliwack Mount Cheam Lions Club Comox Valley Lions Club Elkford Lions Club Enderby & District Lions Club Esquimalt Lions Club Galiano Island Lions Club Gibsons Lions Club Guildford Lions Club Hope Lions Club Kamloops Paddlewheelers Lions Club Ladysmith Lions Club Lake Windermere Lions Club Nanoose Bay Lions Club Royal Oak Lions Club Salt Spring Island Lions Club Society North Kamloops Lions Club Vancouver Pacific Lions Club West Shore Lions Club Willow Point

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Mid-Island Consumer Services Co-operative MOE Social Committee - London Mount Cheam Lions Club Nanaimo Harbor Lites Lioness Club Northern Ireland Social Club Order of Royal Purple 123 Order of Royal Purple 279 Order of Royal Purple Surrey Lodge 249 Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 14 Order of The Eastern Star Chapter 40 Osoyoos United Church, Dorcas Unit Pythian Sisters Vernon Temple 21 Royal Canadian Legion Ashcroft Br 113 Ladies Auxiliary Royal Canadian Legion Bowser Br 211 Ladies Auxiliary Royal Canadian Legion Castlegar Br 170 Royal Canadian Legion Chase Br 107 Royal Canadian Legion Cloverdale Br 6 Royal Canadian Legion Ladysmith Br 171 Royal Canadian Legion Lillooet Br 66 Ladies Auxillary Royal Canadian Legion Maple Ridge Br 88 Royal Canadian Legion Nakusp Br 20 Royal Canadian Legion Prince George Br 43 Ladies Auxiliary Royal Canadian Legion Princeton Br 56 Ladies Auxiliary Royal Canadian Legion Quesnel Br 94 Ladies Auxiliary Royal Canadian Legion Sooke Br 54 Royal Canadian Legion Summerland Br 22 Ladies Auxiliary Royal Canadian Legion Surrey Br 8 Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, Vancouver Branch Sons of Scotland Benevolent Association Sons of Scotland Benevolent Association, Balgownie Camp 204 Sons of Scotland Benevolent District 16 Sons of Scotland Benevolent Kildonnan Camp 166 Soo Yuen Society Summerland Health-Care Auxiliary Surrey Firefighters Charitable Society Texada Women’s Island Network (T.W.I.N) The Lighthouse Christian Academy Society The Victoria Germans from Russia Historical Society Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Society of BC Trinity Lodge No.98 United Scottish Cultural Society Women of the Moose Chapter 936 Prince George


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FINANCIALS

2012 Board of Directors of the BC Branch

The Kidney Foundation of Canada (BC Branch) for the year ended December 31, 2012

EXECUTIVE

STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS AND FUND BALANCES

President: Dr. Morrison Hurley Vice President: Judith Thompson, Doug Hobbs* Vice President/Secretary: Ron Walker Treasurer: Ric Leong Immediate Past President: Glen Wilson *Sadly, Doug Hobbs passed away in 2012

DIRECTORS AT LARGE Dr. Michael Copland, Medical Advisor Paul Duperron Anne Schultz Ken Wiecke

REGIONAL DIRECTORS David Ramalho and Lois Wilson from Fraser Health Teresa Atkinson and Edna Humphreys from the Interior Bryndel Fell and Bonnie Leclerc from the North Dennis McCaan from Vancouver Coastal Linda Fonck and Ken Merkley from Vancouver Island Note: there are currently two vacancies on the Branch Board: a Director at Large and a Regional Director from Vancouver Coastal.

STAFF AT THE BC BRANCH John Breeden, Accountant Claudine Fernandes, Administrative Assistant Lorraine Gerard, Executive Director* Marie Hesse, Senior Development Officer Heather Johnson, Director of Programs Karen Koch, Senior Development Officer Tracy Riddell, Data Development Assistant Pia Schindler, Director of Development Deborah Tucker, Manager of Communications Barbara Valentine, Special Events Coordinator Vincent Wong, Fundraising Coordinator *Lorraine stepped down from her Executive Director position in November to take on another exciting challenge. We wish Lorraine every success in her role.

2012

2011

Public support Corporate and individual donations Planned giving and in memoriam Investment income

1,602,603 602,489 932,450 9,995

1,538,173 598,144 426,056 11,184

3,147,537

2,573,557

1,082,119

1,035,318

2,065,418

1,538,239

298,535 198,061

299,736 163,921

231,459 107,419 97,112

264,477 121,182 115,416

860,260

503,284

1,792,846

1,468,016

(Deficiency) excess of revenue over expenditures Fund balance, beginning of year*

272,573 645,749

70,223 575,526

Fund balance, end of year*

918,322

645,749

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2011

Current assets Capital assets

1,536,069 54,368

1,280,166 82,255

Total assets

1,590,437

1,362,421

200,213 434,270 37,632 918,322

164,522 506,862 45,288 645,749

1,590,437

1,362,421

REVENUE

Fundraising expenses Net Revenue

EXPENDITURES

Foundation programs Patient services Organ donation Public education and communications Foundation development Management and general Contributions to National research, programs and support services

BALANCE SHEET

Current liabilities Deferred contributions and deferred rent Tenant inducement allowance Fund balance, end of year Total liabilities and fund balances

* Attributed to the Kidney Foundation of Canada Fund Balance. The data on this page has been extracted and summarized from the reviewed financial statements. Detailed financial statements are available from the BC Branch office.

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Highlights of 2012

$303,000

FUNDRAISING HIGHLIGHT

More than 3,800 Kidney Walk participants and volunteers in 19 BC communities raised over $303,000—the best result ever in its five year history

over 50%

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children

PROGRAMS & SERVICES HIGHLIGHT

Sent 43 children living with kidney disease to Kidney Camp for Kids for a week.

VOLUNTEER HIGHLIGHT

Over half of our BC Branch volunteers have dedicated over 5 years of service

75,000

doors

FUNDRAISING HIGHLIGHT

Last year over 3,000 canvassers knocked on more than 75,000 doors across British Columbia raising $331,000

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PROGRAMS & SERVICES HIGHLIGHT

Supported 247 people with kidney disease with over $61,000 in grants to help those who do not have the resources necessary to manage a sudden emergency expense

Supported 30 posttransplant adults and families with accommodation in our Kidney Suites

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7,000

$860,000

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT

In 2012, the BC Branch raised over $860,000 for research

VOLUNTEER HIGHLIGHT

In 2012, more than 7,000 BC Branch volunteers knocked on doors, walked, ran and paddled, answered phones, stuffed envelopes, wrote letters, spoke with the media, and organized events in support of kidney patients

$750,000 2,500

PROGRAMS & SERVICES HIGHLIGHT

LODERP has provided $750,000 in funding since 2006 to 660 individuals FUNDRAISING HIGHLIGHT

Over 2,500 cars were donated to the Kidney Car Program, raising over $356,000

3 MEDALS

DIAMOND JUBILEE HIGHLIGHT

Diamond Jubilee Recipients receive medal from Dr. Morrison Hurley, BC Board President. L - R: Glen Wilson, Lorraine Gerard, Dr. Morrison Hurley and Ken Merkley

BC Branch Honoured with Three Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal Winners On February 6, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II marked the 60th anniversary of her accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada—an occasion marked only once before by her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, in 1897. In celebration of this event, a commemorative medal was created to recognize outstanding Canadians of all ages and from all walks of life, people who have built and continue to build our caring society and country through their service, contributions and achievements. The Kidney Foundation of Canada was allocated 30 medals for presentation according to the eligibility criteria established by The Chancellery of Honours. Three of the winners are from the BC Branch: Lorraine Gerard, Executive Director; Ken Merkley, Board Member, and Glen Wilson, Board Member.

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KIDNEY FOUNDATION OF CANADA BC BRANCH

The Kidney Foundation of Canada, BC Branch 200 - 4940 Canada Way Burnaby, BC V5G 4K6 phone toll free: 1-800-567-8112 fax toll free: 1-800-667-8871 www.kidney.bc.ca

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