Former NFL player, leukemia survivor to speak at Crave Health

Crave Health, a private nutrition practice in Kirkland, is excited to announce that former NFL star and current Seahawks Defensive Line intern Kenechi Udeze will be speaking at the upcoming Cancer-focused Nutrition Clinic on May 21.

The former NFL defensive end will share his personal experience fighting and winning the battle against Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, an aggressive form of cancer that required him to undergo several rounds of chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant.

Says Crave Health owner Ashley Besecker, “Kenechi is an amazing guy with an amazing story, and I want people to be fired up about preventing diseases like cancer so they don’t have to go through what he did.”

During the one-hour clinic, Besecker will discuss dietary strategies for cancer prevention as well as what’s new in cancer prevention research. Besecker will also share her personal experience with bone marrow donation.

In addition, Puget Sound Blood Center is sponsoring a free Bone Marrow Drive from 5-6 p.m. at the Woodmark Hotel prior to the clinic, when attendees can join the Bone Marrow registry at no cost and potentially help an adult or child in need of a live-saving transplant. The fee to join the registry is usually $50.

The cancer-focused nutrition clinic will take place at from 6-7 pm. at the Woodmark Hotel at Carillon Point. Advanced sign up is required as space is limited. To RSVP, send email to or call 425-828-0100. Tickets are $20 each.



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