MD Anderson presents A Conversation With a Living Legend: Clayton Kershaw
The 30th A Conversation With a Living Legend® in Dallas will honor Clayton Kershaw, professional baseball player and founder of Kershaw’s Challenge. 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.
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.
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.
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.