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About Our Auction
WHL Suits up with Don Cherry to Promote Organ Donation - Presented by RE/MAX, on Friday February 15th.
The Giants will wear special Don Cherry jerseys for the game, and will be signing them post-game for the lucky bidders.
Canada has fallen to 23rd in the world in terms of organ donation rates, and approximately 4,500 Canadians are waiting for an organ with about 80% of them needing a kidney. This is a cause that hits close to home for the Cherry family.
“When I was coaching the Boston Bruins, my son Tim had a transplant,” said Don Cherry. “Lucky for him, his sister, Cindy, gave him a kidney. We’re promoting organ transplants here, you can do your job, do you part, and step up to the plate.”
About Vancouver Giants & the Kidney Foundation of Canada
The Kidney Foundation of Canada is people working together for a common cause. We are volunteers, individuals living with kidney disease, donors, and staff members — from all walks of life, all across Canada.
The Kidney Foundation of Canada exists for the enhancement of kidney health and the reduction and, if possible, the elimination of the burden of kidney diseases. The primary beneficiaries are people at risk of or affected by kidney disease.
The Kidney Foundation provides:
New knowledge and treatments generating hope will exist in the following areas:
Knowledge of the kidney and kidney disease.
Methods by which the new knowledge from research results can be translated into the treatment, prevention, and slowing of the progression of kidney disease.
To achieve optimal health status, all people affected by kidney disease have access to healthcare and to wellness, socio-emotional, and financial support including:
Equitable access to appropriate cost-effective treatment, as close to home as possible, regardless of background and personal circumstances.
Timely access to successful long-term organ transplantation, if desired and appropriate.
Comfort for those who withdraw from or do not wish dialysis treatment.
All people affected by kidney disease are empowered to maximize their outcomes.
People have the knowledge to make effective choices to prevent, minimize, and seek treatment for kidney disease.
People can advocate for themselves and others when navigating the system.
The kidney community has a sense of belonging and a collective voice.
An informed Canadian public understands and responds to the impact of kidney disease.
Effective provincial and federal policies and strategies exist for kidney research, kidney care, organ donation, and transplantation.
The Kidney Foundation relies on its extensive network of qualified volunteers working in partnership with staff to deliver its programs and services throughout Canada. The Kidney Foundation is a registered charity under the Income Tax Act and is incorporated under the laws of Canada.