16th Annual Breakfast of Hope

May 10, 2018 | Westin Seattle

Prepare to be inspired on May 10!

This year’s breakfast will feature two Pacific Northwest standouts in their respective fields.

Keynote speaker Chef Duane Sunwold will speak about his own encounter with kidney disease and his transformation into a leading chef of kidney-friendly foods, and Enrique Cerna will perform the master of ceremonies duties.

Proceeds will go to providing life-saving dialysis treatments and patient nutrition and fitness services.

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Featured at our 2018 Breakfast of Hope

Chef Duane Sunwold,
Keynote speaker

Duane Sunwold is a culinary arts instructor at the Inland Northwest Culinary Academy at Spokane Community College. Diagnosed with chronic kidney disease in 2000, Sunwold was able to put his kidney disease into remission with the guidance of his medical team and his dietary changes. Today Sunwold speaks around the country about nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.


Katy Wilkens, MS, RD

Nutrition and Fitness manager at Northwest Kidney Centers, Katy Wilkens has taught patients and community members about renal nutrition for more than 39 years. She is a regular contributor to local and national publications, and was recently recognized for her contributions to her field by the National Kidney Foundation.


Enrique Cerna,
Master of ceremonies

Yakima-native broadcast journalist Enrique Cerna has been a fixture in the Northwest for more than 40 years. He has worked at KOMO, KING and KCTS, and won nine Northwest Region Emmy Awards over his distinguished career. He was inducted into the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Northwest Chapter’s Silver Circle in 2013.