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

Discovery Gala

More than $759,000 was raised for kidney research at the 2018 Discovery Gala. Thanks to the 466 attendees and to all who showed their support for kidney research.


Save the date for the 2019 Discovery Gala, Oct. 26, at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue.



See photos from the Discovery Gala

Breakfast of Hope

Chef Duane Sunwold keynoted an inspiring program that gave practical tips for kidney care through diet and exercise. Generous sponsors and attendees donated $346,000  to support nutrition education and charity care for patients.


Join us for the 2019 Breakfast of Hope May 9 at the Westin Seattle.



Learn More About the Breakfast of Hope