Mary and Louis Fusco Distinguished Lecture: Robin Roberts
Friday, May 6, 2016
Beloved “Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts recounts the incredible journey that's been her life so far, and the lessons she's learned along the way. With grace, heart, and humor, she talks about overcoming breast cancer in 2007 - only to learn five years later that she would need a bone marrow transplant to combat MDS or myelodysplastic syndrome, a rare blood disorder. “Robin’s Story,” her reports on MDS that inspired hundreds of potential bone marrow donors to register led to a George Foster Peabody Award and other accolades, including the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2013 ESPY’s.
Following her mother's advice to "make your mess your message," Robin has taught a nation of viewers that while it is true that we've all got something to deal with -- a medical crisis to face, aging parents to care for, heartbreak in all its many forms --- we've also all got something to give: hope, encouragement, a life-saving transplant or a spirit-saving embrace.
Tickets: SOLD OUT
Will Call for Ticket Pick up is available after 5:00p.m. today
Additional parking for the event will be in the Wintergreen Parking Garage - 23 Wintergreen Avenue (for GPS), which is a short walk across campus from the Lyman Center.
Please plan extra time to arrive, as the lecture will begin promptly at 7 p.m.
A portion of the proceeds supports Southern’s Endowed Awards of Excellence, a merit-based scholarship program.