Donate a Kidney, Save a Life

Published: April 22nd 2010
in News » Local

Dialysis machine
Pic: WikiMedia Commons
The event flyer

Toronto’s Jewish community will come together on Thursday, April 29 in order to help a 24 year-old man from the community find a kidney to save his life.


The young man is currently undergoing dialysis treatments five times a week and is experiencing medical complications. While dialysis treatments perform kidney replacement therapy they are in no way a cure or a replacement for a real kidney.


The evening on April 29, entitled Stranger than Kindness: Why I Donated My Kidney to a Stranger will feature keynote speaker Rabbi Ephraim Simon of Teaneck, New Jersey, who several years ago donated his kidney to a stranger, and in his actions inspired 15 others in his community to do the same.


Besides the talk by Rabbi Simon, all participants will be entered into a raffle and could win a round trip for two to Israel.


The event will take place at Chabad Lubavitch, 770 Chabad Gate, Thornhill, beginning at 7:30 with a cocktail reception followed by Rabbi Simon’s talk. Admission is free.


For more details on this important evening please contact Pauline Renard at 416-665-4094 or Orly Borovitch at 416-629-8867.

Related articles: (kidney donation, dialysis, rabbi ephraim simon)
Share with friends Print this page Read later Recommend 2 times