Nba Legend Lenny Wilkens To Keynote Northwest Kidney Centers' Breakfast Of Hope May 9

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2019-04-10 00:01:52

Northwest Kidney Centers' Breakfast of Hope will raise money for charity care and support services for patients and their families.

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA (OPENPRESS) Basketball legend Lenny Wilkens will deliver the keynote address at Northwest Kidney Centers' annual Breakfast of Hope fundraising event Thursday May 9. Wilkens coached the Seattle Supersonics to their only NBA championship in 1979 following a hall-of-fame career as a player.

The event will raise money for charity care and support services for patients and their families. The breakfast runs from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. at the Westin Seattle, 1900 Fifth Ave.

Named one of the NBA's top 50 players of all time and one of the top 10 coaches, Lenny Wilkens understands how strong leadership and overcoming challenges creates champions.

Q13 News anchor Matt Lorch will be the master of ceremonies. A passionate supporter of nonprofit organizations, Matt has been impacted by kidney disease among his own family members.

The event is free to attend thanks to underwriting from sponsors, and a $150 donation is requested. Register online at or call 206-720-8585.

Why is this event important?

Money raised will help Northwest Kidney Centers continue to provide charity care and support services for patients and their families.

Did you know:

• About 15 percent of adult Americans are estimated to have chronic kidney disease. Because the disease is without symptoms in early stages, most don't know until the damage is severe.

• Kidney damage can be slowed with better nutrition, exercise and medication.

Northwest Kidney Centers is a regional, nonprofit provider of kidney dialysis, public health education, and research into the causes and treatments of chronic kidney disease. Founded in Seattle in 1962, it was the world's first dialysis organization. Now ranked as the 8th largest dialysis provider in the United States, it is known for high quality services, deep community connections and generous donor support.

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