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Member Highlight: The Buckingham Hosts New York Times Bestselling Author & Art Dealer Ron Hall

Thursday, May 4, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Amanda Wiedenfeld
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The Buckingham, Houston’s premier retirement community, was honored to welcome New York Times bestselling author and international art dealer Ron Hall to speak with residents and invited guests about his firsthand account of his incredible friendship with Denver Moore, a homeless man with a storied past. Their friendship is detailed in the novel “Same Kind of Different As Me,” which the pair co-wrote together, detailing the bond built between the two men from uncommon backgrounds. The bond forever changed them and led to the friends raising more than $70 million for the underserved. The novel is also now a major motion picture featuring Greg Kinnear, Renée Zellweger and Djimon Hounsou. Following the presentation, Hall answered attendees’ questions, provided additional information about his experiences and life, and signed copies of his books. Additionally, as a tribute to the work of Hall and Moore benefitting the underserved, The Buckingham donated $500 to three local organizations dedicated to serving the homeless in Houston. The leadership teams from Lord of the Streets, The Beacon and Star of Hope were all in attendance to hear Hall speak and accept the donations.

“It’s wonderful to hear stories like those of Ron Hall and Denver Moore that touch the heart and inspire action,” said Cathy Lightfoot, director of marketing at The Buckingham. “We were honored to welcome Ron into our community and learn how all of us have the ability to make a difference in the lives of others. His interactions with those in attendance were engaging, and his incredible passion came through as he shared his story.”

The Buckingham, an SQLC retirement community, is proud to present residents and guests with remarkable individuals such as Ron Hall in its Red Carpet Speaker Series. The Red Carpet Speaker Series provides unique and often once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to meet renowned individuals and hear inspirational presentations. The speaker series is a dynamic piece of the Masterpiece Living® philosophy which encourages continual learning in all regards – physical, intellectual, social and spiritual.

Source: Sarah Jackson/Amy Jones, The Point Group
Photo: first row from L to R – Reverend Steve Capper, Ron Hall, Beth Hall, Cath Lightfoot, Julie
Falcon. Second row from L to R – Karen Capper, Vivian Winslow, Scott Arthur and Haley Coates

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