A Conversation With a Living Legend® to honor Condoleezza Rice
MD Anderson News Release April 17, 2014
Fox News Channel’s Brit Hume to lead interview at sold-out dinner benefiting MD Anderson prostate cancer research
MD Anderson News Release 04/17/14
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is the honoree of A Conversation With a Living Legend®, Wednesday, May 21 at the Westin Galleria. Rice will be interviewed by Brit Hume of Fox News Channel during the sold-out program. The seventh annual Houston event will support
MD Anderson’s Moon Shots Program, an unprecedented, comprehensive effort to significantly reduce cancer deaths and to transform cancer care, initially focusing on eight cancers.
The dinner has raised more than $905,000 to date, significantly surpassing all previous fundraising goals for the Houston event. Proceeds will be directed to the Prostate Cancer Moon Shot.
Since 2007, A Conversation With a Living Legend® in Houston has raised approximately $2.5 million for MD Anderson research and patient care initiatives. Chairs Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff share pride that this year’s event will continue the tradition, stating: “MD Anderson is in the business of saving lives. By supporting this initiative, we play a small role in Making Cancer History®.”
In addition to the onstage Rice-Hume conversation, the program will include remarks by Ron DePinho, M.D., president of MD Anderson, and Christopher Logothetis, M.D., chair and professor, Genitourinary Medical Oncology, and co-chair of the Prostate Cancer Moon Shot.
Rice served as the 66th U.S. Secretary of State from 2005 to 2009. She was the second woman and first African-American woman to hold the post. Rice also was the first woman to hold the position of assistant to the president for national security affairs, under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005. She’s currently a professor of political economy in the Graduate School of Business and of political science at Stanford University.
With more than 35 years of journalism experience, Hume serves as a senior political analyst for FOX News Channel (FNC) and contributes to all major political coverage. He’s also a regular panelist on FNC’s weekly public affairs program, “FOX News Sunday.” Before joining FOX News in 1996, Hume was with ABC News for 23 years, serving as chief White House correspondent from 1989 through 1996.
For information on A Conversation With a Living Legend®, call 866-262-9029 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.