The rally has been a long term supporter of the Kidney Kids and Youth programs.
The Kidney Kids and Youth Program provides young people opportunities to connect with others like them, build strong support networks, and develop confidence and self-esteem to manage their condition.
» Kidney Es-Capers: providing families opportunity to meet and develop life-long connections
» Kidney Kids Camp: providing kidney kids and their siblings a four-day residential camp to make friends and learn more about kidney health
» Kidney Youth Champions: providing Peer Support and Mentoring
» Kidney Knowledge Centre: providing specialised resources and information to manage kidney disease diagnosis and treatment
Children with Chronic Kidney Disease or kidney failure face many physical, emotional and psychological challenges, which can include:
- interpersonal relationship problems
- feelings of social isolation
- behaviour and learning problems
- delayed language skills development
- delayed motor skills development
- a negative self-image