Canvassing for kidneys

For Oyama residents, an unexpected knock at the door in the next few weeks could be an opportunity to learn more about kidney disease and make a donation towards treating it.

As part of promoting kidney health the Kidney Foundation of Canada organizes a fundraising drive every march. Oyama resident Jack Williamson is the zone leader for his area and has been involved with the campaign for a number of years.

“This year we have four volunteers plus myself. We will be canvassing on Middlebench, Trewhitt, the Oyama Isthmus, Broadwater, Old Mission and some of the other roads on the west side of Oyama,” says Williamson.

The canvassers will be accepting cash donations and will also have cards available for individuals who wish to become organ donors.

Anyone wishing to arrange a donation in advance or become a volunteer can contact Williamson at 250-548-3644 or

Lake Country residents that live in other parts of the community can get involved with the Kidney Foundation’s campaign by participating in a walk with the Kelowna Renal Program on World Kidney Day on Thursday, March 10. The walk gets started at 1:00 p.m. at Orchard Park.