Stop diabetes! Join Team NKC at the 2016 Tour de Cure

We’re proud to sponsor the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure cycling event Sunday, May 22 at Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville.


Transplant recipient, and former peritoneal dialysis patient, Angela Pappas.


The event — celebrating its 25th anniversary this year — will take cyclists through the lush vineyards and scenic trails of Snohomish County. In addition to sponsoring the tour, we’re inviting everyone in the Northwest Kidney Centers community to hop on their bicycles and pedal for the cause as “Team NKC.”


A cause close to our hearts


Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney disease. Here at Northwest Kidney Centers, 40 percent of our patients experience chronic kidney failure because of diabetes. Raising awareness of the causes of diabetes, and how to prevent it, is a very important part of our mission.

Since 1991, the Tour de Cure has raised $250 million for diabetes research and community services. Our sponsorship of the Tour de Cure will enable the American Diabetes Association to expand its Stop Diabetes initiative to people who live in South King County, an area with high rates of diabetes and other health challenges.


Download the ‘Wellness Lives Here’ pamphlet to learn more about why we’re sponsoring American Diabetes Association events this year.


About the event


The Tour de Cure is a series of fundraising cycling events held in 44 states nationwide. Participants are invited to form fundraising teams and ride together for a fantastic cause. This year, Northwest Kidney Centers home hemodialysis staff member Janice Omri, RN will serve as team captain for Team NKC.

Along the route, cyclists are supported by regular rest stops, food and water breaks and lots of cheering fans to keep them motivated. Designed for riders of all abilities,the local tour offers a choice of routes. The following routes are available:


Join us!


When: Sunday, May 22, 2016 (start times vary depending on the route you choose)

Where: Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, 14111 NE 145th St. Woodinville, WA 98072


→ Visit the Tour de Cure website to register for Team NKC.
If you have any questions, please contact Syrenka Slettebak, Northwest Kidney Centers manager of Community Health Outreach and Volunteer programs, at 206-720-8540 or



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