After the success of the Steering Towards Hope event (STH) to help raise awareness and funds for Kidney Disease,also to promote organ donation. we have decided to take Steering Towards Hope across Canada.
Working with the Kidney Foundation of Canada our plan is to have the Kidney Hope Cars shipped to the west coast where our trip will begin in June 2014. We will be stopping at select cities where we will attend Steering Towards Hope events similar to our original event and visiting many dialysis units in those areas, speaking with kidney patients and some of their family members. The STH Canada YouTube channel will have video footage of our many events and interviews. Every aspect of the trip from preparation to being out on the road will be documented. We have been approached by award-winning producer, Powys Dewhurst who has offered his help with film production. Tyler Huneault, a young transplant patient with a small local following in Ottawa will be the spokesperson for Team Kidney Hope Car. We have support from many amazing people such as the World Riderz and Marie-Eve Chainey from Alive to Strive Kidney Fitness Project and the Kidney Foundation of Canada.
Our trip will take us from coast to coast stopping in many cities and towns. Our return to Ottawa will coincide with our local Steering Towards Hope 2014 event. More details to follow as we progress with our sponsorship applications etc. Join us and be a part of this cross country tour by being a virtual passenger aboard the Kidney Hope Car! Please help us spread the word. Sponsors are needed. We cannot do this alone.