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Member Highlight: New York Times BestSelling Author & Art Dealer Ron Hall Speaks at Edgemere

Thursday, June 1, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Amanda Wiedenfeld
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Dozens of invited guests and residents recently filled the Performing Arts Center at Edgemere, an SQLC retirement community, to hear New York Times bestselling author and international art dealer Ron Hall discuss his novel “Same Kind of Different As Me.” The book details the incredible real-life relationship between Hall and Denver Moore, a homeless man with a storied past. Hall and his wife met Moore at a homeless shelter. They started volunteering there after she dreamt that they would meet a homeless man who would confound them with his wisdom.

During the Red Carpet Speaker Series event at Edgemere, Hall shared his firsthand account of the remarkable bond built between the two men from uncommon backgrounds which led to the friends raising more than $70 million for the underserved. The story is now a major motion picture featuring Greg Kinnear, Renee Zellweger and Dijimon Hounsou. Following the presentation, Hall answered attendees’ questions, provided additional information about his experiences and life, and signed copies of his books.

“Ron Hall’s presentation on his life-changing encounter was truly a gift to our residents and invited guests,” said Vanessa Curtright-Bowles, director of sales and marketing at Edgemere. “The bond between Hall and Moore is truly incredible, and it shows that everyone has the ability to make a difference in someone else’s life. I know this presentation is one we will never forget.”

The Red Carpet Speaker Series at Edgemere 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, mental, social and spiritual.

Source: Chelsi Smith/Amy Jones, The Point Group

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