The 30th A Conversation With a Living Legend® in Dallas will honor Clayton Kershaw, professional baseball player and founder of Kershaw’s Challenge, Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the Hilton Anatole. The luncheon, benefiting The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, will feature an interview led by Bob Schieffer, veteran CBS News journalist and former Fort Worth Star-Telegram reporter. Proceeds will support MD Anderson’s Moon Shots Program®, a collaborative effort to accelerate the development of scientific discoveries into clinical advances that save patients’ lives.
A 2006 graduate of Highland Park High School, Kershaw went through the Major League Baseball draft right after graduation and was drafted No. 7 in the first round by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Since 2008, he has enjoyed 11 seasons with the Dodgers as a starting pitcher. Kershaw and his wife, Ellen, founded Kershaw’s Challenge, a charity that serves at-risk and vulnerable children in Dallas, Los Angeles, Zambia and the Dominican Republic. Since 2011, Kershaw’s Challenge has given nearly $8 million to organizations on the front lines of making life better for children.
Schieffer joined CBS News in 1969 after a career he began as the night police reporter at his hometown newspaper, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. In 1965, the newspaper sent him to Vietnam to track down Texans serving in the war. He found 220 of them, and the stories proved so popular that on his return to Texas, KXAS-TV (NBC 5) in Dallas offered him a job as news anchor. This led Schieffer to CBS News, where he covered Washington, D.C., and anchored “Face the Nation” for a record 24 years.
This year’s event chair Mary Martha Pickens of Dallas and a steering committee of North Texas community and business leaders have raised more than $835,000 to date. A Conversation With a Living Legend® in Dallas has raised more than $18.2 million for MD Anderson.
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A Conversation With a Living Legend® has held the spotlight on former heads of state, professional athletes, prominent journalists, popular entertainers and more. Conceived by Lyda Hill in North Texas in 1990, the live interview concept aimed not only to entertain but also to increase awareness of MD Anderson while raising funds to support its mission to end cancer. The event’s successful format has generated almost $41 million through events in Dallas; Washington, D.C.; Las Vegas, Nevada; Atlanta, Georgia; Houston; and San Antonio.
When: Tuesday, Nov. 12
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. CST
Where: Hilton Anatole – Grand Ballroom
2201 N Stemmons Fwy,
Dallas, TX 75207
Benefiting: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Tables of 10 available to purchase: $5,000 - $50,000 ($3,000 tables are sold out)
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Chair: Mary Martha Pickens
Chair Elect: Cathy Allday
Honorary Chair: Nolan Ryan
Presenting Sponsor: Lyda Hill
Red Carpet Underwriters: Andrews Distributing/Lana and Barry Andrews/Natalie and Mike McGuire, Sewell Automotive/Peggy and Carl Sewell, Sherry and J. Robert Brown, The Rosewood Corporation
National League MVP Sponsors ($50,000): AT&T, the Kershaw Foundation, Mary Martha and John Pickens, Julie and John Young
Cy Young Sponsors ($30,000): Corrigan Family, The Dodgers, Gayle Stoffel and Cathy Allday