Nearly 600 cancer fighters filled the grand ballroom of the Marriott Rivercenter on Dec. 5 for the seventh annual A Conversation With a Living Legend® in San Antonio. The guest of honor was the ever-captivating Condoleezza Rice, Ph.D., the 66th U.S. Secretary of State (the second woman and the first African-American woman to hold the position). To date, she remains the only legend to be honored by MD Anderson in all three major Texas cities (Houston, Dallas and San Antonio) in the Living Legend series.
Tom Johnson, former CEO of CNN and an active member of the MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors, interviewed Rice for nearly an hour in a dynamic conversation that covered everything from the Bowl Championship Series College Football Playoff picks to national security and foreign policy. By evening's end, the crowd had given Rice and Johnson multiple standing ovations and contributed more than $412,000 to MD Anderson's Moon Shots Program™, a comprehensive, accelerated effort to reduce deaths from cancer and transform cancer care.
At MD Anderson, our cancer fighters work every day to end this dreaded disease. Thanks to the support of our friends in San Antonio, we are Making Cancer History - for patients and their families here and all over the world.
In less than a decade, A Conversation With a Living Legend® in San Antonio has raised more than $2 million for cancer research and support for cancer patients at MD Anderson.
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- Kim and Clyde Johnson IV