Renaissance man Ben Stein will be the featured speaker at the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation’s annual Madame Curie Society recognition dinner on Oct. 14. Stein, perhaps best known for his role in the iconic movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” is also a prolific author, former Presidential speechwriter for Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford and an economist. The dinner is being sponsored by Jim and Denise Medford and The Links at Stoney Point.
The foundation’s mission of improving healthcare in the Lakelands supports healthcare technology investments at Self Regional, including the ICT BrainSuite, the Cancer Center’s expanded facility which opened in 2011, and programs and services including the Self Regional Health Express mobile outreach which will reach underserved communities and individuals.
“Having Ben Stein as our speaker is going to make for a delightful evening,” said Chip Stockman, Chair of the Foundation Board of Trustees. “He offers a great blend of insight and humor and we can’t wait to welcome him to Greenwood.”
Stein recently established a South Carolina connection when his son and family moved to Greenville, S.C. Stein currently lives in Los Angeles.
Donors to the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation are invited to the Madame Curie Society recognition dinner as a way to thank them for their support. To contact the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation, call (864) 725-4256 or visit www.selfregionalfoundation.org.
About Ben Stein:
Speechwriter: President Richard Nixon, President Gerald R. Ford
Economist: Department of Commerce
Lawyer: Federal Trade Commission
Professor: American University
Author: 30 books, many of them New York Times bestsellers; Journalist and Columnist, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and The American Spectator
Actor: “Ferris Beuller’s Day Off,” “Planes, Trains & Automobiles,” “Ghostbusters II,” “The Wonder Years”
Host: Win Ben Stein’s Money (Comedy Central)
Spokesperson: Clear Eye drops, Chips Ahoy cookies