Video and photo gallery from the Breakfast of Hope

May 16, 2017 | Seattle

Please plan to join us May 10, 2018 at the Westin Seattle for the 16th annual Breakfast of Hope. In the meantime, enjoy highlights here from the 15th annual Breakfast of Hope–Ben Vereen’s powerful words taking control of your health, Dr. Suzanne Watnick’s insights on the diabetes-kidney connection and Col. Jim Manning’s story of how Northwest Kidney Centers has helped him. In all, breakfast donors and sponsors contributed more than $377,990  for charity care and services targeted at diabetes.

Thank you, attendees and corporate sponsors, for your generosity!



Keynote speaker Ben Vereen energized the crowd with his own story of diabetes. He encourages people to take on chronic health conditions with gusto by living healthier lives.



Nearly 800 people came out to support Northwest Kidney Centers patients and outreach efforts to keep the community healthy.




Chief Medical Officer Dr. Suzanne Watnick shared information about diabetes and kidney disease plus inspiration from patients fulfilling their dreams.


Engaged supporters look on during the breakfast program.



Ben Vereen delivered a message of compassion and community, calling his diabetes diagnosis “not a death sentence, a life sentence.”


Ben Vereen’s a cappella version of “The Impossible Dream” concluded his remarks and received a standing ovation.

Featured Videos

Dr. Ian de Boer talks about the connection between diabetes and kidney disease, and describes how Northwest Kidney Centers improves the lives of kidney patients.


Legendary performer Ben Vereen delivers an inspiring message about his diagnosis with diabetes and how he took charge of his own health and began helping others to do the same.


2017 Breakfast of Hope Speakers

Jim Dever

Jim Dever of KING 5 “Evening” welcomes guests to the 15th annual Breakfast of Hope.


Joyce Jackson

President and CEO Joyce Jackson updates guests on exciting new developments at Northwest Kidney Centers.


Dr. Suzanne Watnick

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Suzanne Watnick discusses the connection between diabetes and kidney disease.


Col. James Manning

Dialysis patient and trustee Col. James Manning describes the impact Northwest Kidney Centers has had on his life.