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Condoleezza Rice moves Dallas elite to give a million for cancer fight

Condoleezza Rice moves Dallas elite to give a million for cancer fight

Norah O'Donnell Condoleezza Rice
Norah O'Donnell, Condoleezza Rice Photo courtesy of MD Anderson
Susu Meyer, Jerry Meyer
Susu Meyer, Jerry Meyer Photo courtesy of MD Anderson
Ronald DePinho, Lyda Hill
Ronald DePinho, Lyda Hill Photo courtesy of MD Anderson
Norah O'Donnell, Ashley Rankin
Norah O'Donnell, Ashley Rankin Photo courtesy of MD Anderson
Condoleezza Rice, Ashley Rankin, Norah O'Donnell
Condoleezza Rice, Ashley Rankin, Norah O'Donnell Photo courtesy of MD Anderson
Ed Cox, Marty Leonard
Ed Cox, Marty Leonard Photo courtesy of MD Anderson
Deborah Gunter, Jack Gunter
Deborah Gunter, Jack Gunter Photo courtesy of MD Anderson
Beverly Nichols, Peggy Sewell
Beverly Nichols, Peggy Sewell Photo courtesy of MD Anderson
Lana Andrews, Barry Andrews
Lana Andrews, Barry Andrews Photo courtesy of MD Anderson
Norah O'Donnell Condoleezza Rice
Susu Meyer, Jerry Meyer
Ronald DePinho, Lyda Hill
Norah O'Donnell, Ashley Rankin
Condoleezza Rice, Ashley Rankin, Norah O'Donnell
Ed Cox, Marty Leonard
Deborah Gunter, Jack Gunter
Beverly Nichols, Peggy Sewell
Lana Andrews, Barry Andrews

What: A Conversation With a Living Legend 2015

Where: Hilton Anatole

The 411: Under the astute leadership of event chair Ashley Rankin, as well as co-chairs Anita Arnold and Su-Su Meyer, A Conversation With a Living Legend put around $1 million in the coffers for the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The draw? Emmy Award-winning CBS journalist Norah O’Donnell, who was interviewing former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Dr. Rice was the second woman and first African-American woman to hold the post, and she was also the first woman to serve as assistant to the president for national security affairs, under President George W. Bush.

The annual Dallas-Fort Worth event helps fund MD Anderson’s Moon Shots Program, an accelerated, comprehensive effort to significantly reduce cancer deaths and transform cancer care. It was founded in 1990 by Lyda Hill, who was in attendance and a premier sponsor for 2015. A Conversation With a Living Legend has raised more than $15.2 million for MD Anderson over the years, and it has inspired similar interview-style events in such cities as Washington D.C., Houston, Las Vegas, San Antonio, and Atlanta.

Who: Deborah and Jack GunterJerry Meyer, Beverly Nichols, Peggy Sewell, Lana and Barry AndrewsEd Cox, and Marty Leonard.