Take a moment and hug your kidneys. Turns out, Australian kidneys often don't get enough attention, with death from kidney disease being higher than some common cancers (see below). Something else ridiculous? Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, compared with the general population, are four times more likely to have chronic kidney disease and develop end stage kidney disease. And if they live rural or remote? 20 times. My kidneys make it possible for me to run my first marathon this year at the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival 2018 to raise much needed funds for Kidney Health Australia. I need your kidneys to help too! Any donation to my page helps! You can also support me by encouraging others to get involved, too. Please email the link to my page to your friends and family, or share it on social media. Thank you for your generosity and support -- it means a lot to me. Together we can show Australia we aren't kid(ney)ng about kidney disease.