A note from Garrett Ganden, President & CEO of RME:
I want to take this opportunity to thank everybody who supported me through the last few weeks as I prepared for and completed the Kidney March. There was a wonderful response from a great deal of people—whether it be emotional support, fundraising, or a time commitment that can’t be overstated. To the RME volunteers, you made us proud, thank you! The support and well-wishes from friends, colleagues, and family really helped me through some of the tougher segments of the march.
If you are ever seeking a personal challenge, this is a great cause to support and the family atmosphere throughout the event is amazing. I was treated fantastic by the organizers, crew and medical personnel from start to finish despite the long days and tough walk. For me, I can’t say enough positive things about the volunteer medics, especially since I spent more time in the first aid tent than anywhere else over the three days. :)
The Kidney March is the biggest fundraiser for The Kidney Foundation, but my involvement wasn’t about the money; although that is very important, it was more about awareness. When you are walking 100 kilometres let me tell you there is a lot of time to share stories and learn about kidney disease. One in 10 Canadians are affected by kidney disease in their lives.
I want to finish by thanking everybody for your support, the outpouring of texts, emails, and calls over the weekend event was truly humbling, and I thank you for that.
Going the Distance
Across the network, employees and customers from the RME family have been impacted by this disease. As a dependable partner, RME chose to give back to the Kidney March this year as a lead sponsor on Day Two of the Kidney March, including sponsoring:
In addition, Garrett Ganden, President and CEO of Rocky Mountain Equipment, stepped up personally to walk in the Kidney March. Each Kidney March participant raised $2,200 for the fight against kidney disease. The weekend was filled with heartwarming stories from inspiring people and as a collective, the Kidney March raised a total of $835,890 for the cause!
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