Men’s Ministry Network of Chattanooga will feature Dr. Ben Carson as the keynote speaker at its inaugural fundraising banquet, titled “Mobilize Chattanooga … One Man at a Time,” on Tuesday, Oct. 15.
A limited number of individual tickets will be made available to the public for $60 starting Sept. 30, online at MensMinistry.org or by phone at 423 893-8885.
Copies of Dr. Carson’s book, America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great, will be available for sale at the event for $10.
Dr. Carson is a nationally known neurosurgeon who rose from an impoverished, single-parent home to an appointment to the President’s Council on Bioethics by George W.
Dr. Carson’s peerless work in his field has made him one of the foremost physicians in the country. A professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, he has also been long-time director of pediatric neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.
Dr. Carson was ranked among the nation’s top 20 physicians and scientists by CNN and Time magazine in 2001, and he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2008. As a motivational speaker, he has addressed audiences from school systems and civic groups to the 2013 President’s National Prayer Breakfast.
“It isn’t often that Chattanooga gets to hear a man of Dr. Carson’s caliber. We believe his story will personally motivate the men of Chattanooga, and that this event will help to foster unity among churches across denominational lines in our city,” said Chris Ackerson, executive director of Men’s Ministry Network.
"So many men wish they could live out their full potential. Men’s Ministry Network is working to mobilize the men of Chattanooga to serve, lead and invest in our community, our families and our churches. Dr. Carson is an incredible example of someone who is doing just that, overcoming tremendous life challenges as a boy to become a shining role model to so many Americans,” Mr. Ackerson said.
The banquet, which will benefit the work of Men’s Ministry Network, will be held at the Chattanooga Convention Center, 1150 Carter St., from 7 to 9 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.. Business attire is requested.
For more information, visit MensMinistry.org or call Men’s Ministry Network, 423 893-8885.