Events

From fundraising to educational outreach, we host and participate in many events throughout the year. Join our community -- learn more about what we do and the patients we support.

Raising money

As a nonprofit, we put your gifts straight back into carrying out our mission. Your help means we can provide services to patients and our community above and beyond basic patient care. Our two annual fundraising events, the Breakfast of Hope and Discovery Gala, give us a chance to share our work with the community, and to raise money for these additional programs that simply wouldn’t be possible otherwise.

 

Raising awareness

Education is a key part of our mission. We want people in our community and beyond to understand what kidney disease is, how to stop it or slow it down and the different ways to treat it. In addition to offering classes for patients at all stages of the disease, we also hold and participate in outreach events, letting people know that it is possible to live a full life with kidney disease.

Where your money goes

As a nonprofit, we’re owned by the community. Funds raised through our special events go directly to patient care services, educational outreach and life-changing research. Your support impacts:

  • Charity care — additional support for those in need
  • Emergency grant program — support for nutritional supplements, medications, transportation, food and shelter
  • Groundbreaking research — current studies on drug therapies and innovative technologies that could give patients more options for treating their kidney disease
  • Educational outreach — free, specialized classes at Northwest Kidney Centers for people at all stages of chronic kidney disease, from pre-dialysis patients to transplant recipients

2015 Breakfast of Hope
exceeds expectations

Our 13th annual Breakfast of Hope on May 14, 2015 featured lively musicians dubbed the “Bean Sisters” and retired KING-TV anchor Jean Enersen. The event raised $373,520 for transplant services and charity care.

Our 2015 Breakfast of Hope

The Bean Sisters, Meredith Pangrace and Maura Rogers, performed at the Breakfast of Hope.

2014 gala breaks record for funds raised

Many thanks to friends who joined us Nov. 1, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue for our third annual Discovery Gala. Gifts from event sponsors and 370 attendees totaled $691,000 for kidney research.

See photos and sponsors of the event


A bidder at the 2014 Discovery Gala.