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Northwest Kidney Centers' Breakfast Blog

Northwest Kidney Centers' Breakfast Blog

by Jane Pryor, VP for Development & Public Relations

Posted on March 22, 2011 at 12:46 PM

Updated Monday, Oct 14 at 5:53 PM

As we gear up for our 9th annual Breakfast of Hope on May 19, we’ll be blogging weekly to give you a sneak peek at what’s in store. I’m Jane Pryor, vice president of development and public relations at Northwest Kidney Centers. I want to start by recognizing KING 5 for support of Northwest Kidney Centers over the years, and for allowing us to blog here for the next few months. Thank you, KING 5!

I am so pleased that our emcee will be Robert Mak, host of “KING 5 News Up Front.” Robert has covered kidney disease, dialysis and Northwest Kidney Centers on several “Up Front” shows. This will be Robert's second time emceeing the Breakfast of Hope, and we are thrilled to have him back.

A little about us
At Northwest Kidney Centers, we help keep people in the Seattle area alive with dialysis care, educate the public about kidney health, and collaborate with UW Medicine in the Kidney Research Institute. Founded in 1962, we introduced the first out-of-hospital dialysis program in the world and remain a model in the field.

Since we are nonprofit, we rely on support from the community to carry out our mission to promote the optimal health, quality of life and independence of people with kidney disease through patient care, education and research.

What actually happens at the Breakfast?
The Breakfast of Hope is our primary fundraising event – it gives us a chance to tell supporters and friends all about Northwest Kidney Centers.

Come enjoy a delicious, kidney-healthy breakfast at the Seattle Westin, and hear stories about some of our inspiring dialysis patients. You’ll also be entertained by a very special guest, Michael Grasso. More about Michael to come. We’re raising money this year to expand our kidney-specialist pharmacy and support life-sustaining dialysis.

Join us!
So go ahead, join us! Visit for more information. Links to register for the Breakfast will be posted there very soon.

Stay tuned for next week, when we talk more about our amazing keynote speaker, Michael Grasso.