You’re invited to join us May 21 for United Way’s Community Speakers Series hosted by Women United to celebrate the importance of recognizing the full potential of individuals in our community and inspiring us to recognize value in others.
This year’s event features Leigh Anne Tuohy, the inspirational subject of The Blind Side. Learn more about the Keynote Speaker, Leigh Anne Tuohy, below.
Monday, May 21, 2018
11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Doors open at 11 a.m. Lunch served at 11:30 a.m.
Grandover Resort & Conference Center
1000 Club Road, Greensboro
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For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Julie Longmire-Dauray at 336-378-5023 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Event proceeds support programs that help end local poverty.
Leigh Anne and her family’s inspirational journey is proof that when we give of ourselves to help someone else, we can make the world a better place and perhaps, even save a life.
Leigh Anne and her family legally adopted a teenage homeless foster child. They raised and educated him and encouraged his passion for football. He later became the NFL Super Bowl Champion, Michael Oher.
Her personal journey was later documented in Michael Lewis’ New York Times best-selling 2006 story The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game, which follows Oher from his impoverished hopeless beginnings to how Leigh Anne and her husband Sean adopted him to reach football success. In 2009, the book was adapted into a film The Blind Side in which Sandra Bullock portrayed Leigh Anne in an Academy Award winning role.
At United Way’s event, Leigh Anne will share her personal “Blind Side” observations, from seeing Michael for the first time to how the experience changed her as a person and the Tuohy’s as a family. Leigh Anne will share the importance of recognizing the full potential of individuals in our community and inspiring us to recognize value in others.
Leigh Anne has authored two New York Times best-selling books, entitled Turn Around: Reach Out, Give Back, and Get Moving and In a Heartbeat: Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving.
The Tuohy’s continue to make an impact nationwide with the establishment of their charity, The Making It Happen Foundation, which promotes awareness, provides hope, and improves standards of living for all the children fighting to survive in the invisible cracks of society. In 2010, she was awarded an honorary doctorate from Christian Brothers University and is a member on the Board of Directors for Taco Bell Foundation for Teens, an organization dedicated to supporting teens on their path to graduate from high school and prepare them for a successful future.
Please join us for this special offer: Attendees can purchase Leigh Anne’s New Your Times best-seller In a Heartbeat for just $10 plus shipping! This will include her “Turn Around” wristband. Please visit www.leighannetuohy.com/deal and type in code MIHF (all caps). Code is valid for 2 weeks after the event.