Yesterday, we officially announced that Dr. Ben Carson, one of America's best neurologists and most eloquent advocates of traditional values, will keynote The Family Foundation's Annual Gala in October in Richmond. Known throughout the medical community as one of the nation's top physicians in his field, Dr. Carson came to the general public's attention in a big way a couple of years ago as a speaker at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington. With President Barack Obama in attendance, Dr. Carson delivered a stinging rebuke of the dangerous progressive policies pursued and implemented by the president. He's been a prominent, highly-in-demand national speaker and television and radio guest ever since, and there is a high profile campaign to draft him as 2016 a presidential candidate.

Learn more about Dr. Carson's amazing life story — where he worked his way from nothing to distinguished career, and how faith, timeless values and the American Dream —shaped and propelled him  in his own words in this interview he gave Parade Magazine several days ago.His national popularity will draw conservatives from all over Virginia for a terrific evening. We expect a sellout and the last several galas have drawn around 1,100 each.

You can learn more about the event and even reserve your tickets early by clicking here.  a This event is likely to sell out so please make your reservation asap by clicking here. For answers to your questions, call Dan Thompson or Rebekah Curran at 804-343-0010 or e-mail them at dan@familyfoundation.org and rebekah@familyfoundation.org.