15th Annual Breakfast of Hope

May 16, 2017 | Seattle

Our 15 th annual Breakfast of Hope raised $377,993 in support of 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 Video

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.

 

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.