July 2015  

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In this issue:


Celebrating Excellence

The Kidney Foundation of Canada is pleased to have the opportunity each year to celebrate its many volunteers and supporters through its National Recognition Program. Most recently, Foundation representatives had the opportunity to present Alex Lifeson, guitarist with the Canadian band RUSH, with a Public Awareness Award.

More information on this award ceremony and the National Recognition Program

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Better Pack A Cooler!

Everyone loves to hit the great outdoors during the warm weather and for most of us food plays a large part in our summer activities. But it is important to keep in mind that warm temperatures, while ideal for picnics and barbecues, also provide an inviting environment for bacteria and other pathogens in food to multiply rapidly and cause foodborne illness.

Read more on the importance of keeping food safe during warm weather

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Twin Sisters Sharing An Exceptional Bond

Just before they turned 5 months, Meaghan became sick and was taken to the emergency where they tested her and determined she should be airlifted to the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, under the care of Dr. Philip Acott. Meaghan was in kidney failure and was started on dialysis. Three weeks later her twin sister Mackenzie went into complete kidney failure as well and she too was started on dialysis.

Read the story of Mackenzie and Meaghan Haylock

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My life until now

What do you find challenging about the renal diet?  
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Kidney Community Kitchen

Honey Grilled Pork and Pear Kabobs
Fresh Berry Fruit Salad with Yogurt Cream

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