Susan G. Komen for the Cure(r)'s Circle of Promise has partnered with civil rights icon, television pioneer and national ambassador of Circle of Promise, Ms. Xernona Clayton to engage, educate and empower women of color to end breast cancer.
The event, An Evening with Xernona, will be held on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 in the Plaza Pavilion of the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles at 6:00 p.m. An Evening with Xernona, is a one-woman show featuring Ms. Xernona Clayton and friends including Richard Roundtree, actor and breast cancer survivor; Dawnn Lewis, actress and singer; Rev. Bernice King, international speaker and daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King, and other local and national celebrities. Seating for the event is limited. Please call 404.455.4946 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
Ms. Clayton, a civil rights advocate and award-winning journalist, is the founder, president and CEO of the Trumpet Awards Foundation, Inc. and creator and executive producer of the Trumpet Awards, a prestigious event highlighting African American accomplishments. In 1965, she accepted a position with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and worked closely with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She also traveled extensively with Mrs. Coretta Scott King. Ms. Clayton was employed by Turner Broadcasting for nearly 30 years as one of the highest-ranking female employees. Ms. Clayton was recently appointed to the board of trustees of Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science in South Los Angeles.