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Dr. Ben Carson Keynote Speaker at Wake Up America – New Media Platform Launch
Rollout includes National Online Web-A-Thon and Gala event from Scottsdale, AZ on September 4-7, 2014.
Scottsdale, AZ (July 16, 2014) – On September 5 , 2014 Dr. Ben Carson headlines day-two of the launch for Wake Up America, an online media network with programming that provides critical insight into issues the country faces today and encourages discussion on the possibilities of change. The national online media rollout September 4-7, 2014 includes Dr. Carson’s gala dinner keynote presentation in Scottsdale, AZ as well as his participation in the Free National Streaming Web-A-Thon preceding the gala.
In a recent straw poll for the probable Presidential challengers in 2016, Senator Ted Cruz was voted most likely, with Dr. Carson in line as a very close second. Dr. Ben Carson, the man who took President Barack Obama to task last year at the National Prayer Breakfast — while the president sat a few feet away – said removing party affiliations at the ballot box would force voters to learn more about where candidates really stand on issues.
“I actually would favor a voting system, in which there were no political designations on the ballot, where you actually had to know what the person believed,” Carson said, “You had to know how they voted in the past.”
“The attraction of Dr. Carson, with his common sense approach to resolving our nation’s problems, make him the perfect choice for capturing the spirit of our first national event “ says Will Head, CEO and Founder of Wake Up America. “We are truly honored to have a man of his accomplishments join us for our launch.”
Russ DeVan, President of Wake Up America, is thrilled that Dr. Carson and Wake Up America are coming together for a dynamic evening about the possibilities of change. “When you listen to Dr. Carson passionately speak about issues such as Obamacare or political correctness, and the effect they are having on our country, you know that something has to change and that we’ve lost our way.”
Wake Up America recently asked Dr. Carson, “What is important for Americans to Wake Up about?”
Dr. Carson responded, “The key thing we need to realize is that we, the American People, are not each other’s enemies, and to stop allowing ourselves to be puppets that can be so easily manipulated into thinking we are enemies.”
DeVan notes that “Dr. Carson’s presence underscores Wake Up America’s commitment to providing perspective and intellectual rigor to the difficulties and challenges our country faces. We are focused on driving Dr. Carson’s message of hope and a great America throughout our new media platform nationwide.”
Wake Up America, a positive network that gives its viewers a voice with its dynamic, intellectual, and constructive programming is structured as an online media channel. It first broadcasts on September 4-7, 2014, will be a streaming Web-A-Thon featuring distinguished guests and subject matter experts from many fields of expertise.
Register for this incredible opportunity to meet Dr. Ben Carson and interact with a diverse mix of individuals and voices beginning on September 4 by registering at: http://wakeupamerica.com/
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About Dr. Ben Carson
As the son of a single mother in a tough urban neighborhood, Carson was running with the wrong crowd and failing in school-feeling as though he had no way out. He could easily have spiraled downward, but he chose another path. Driven by a passion for science and helping those less fortunate, Carson pursued medicine and he would ultimately become one of the most respected neurosurgeons in the world. Carson’s riveting presentation inspires audiences to take charge of their lives, no matter what obstacles confront them.
Carson’s life was chronicled in the original TNT movie, Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story starring Oscar winner Cuba Gooding, Jr. He has written six best-selling books including the New York Times bestseller, America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great (2012). In his most recent book, One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America’s Future (May, 2014) debuting at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, Carson shares how we can save the American dream for future generations.
In June 2013, after 40 years of medical endeavors, Carson retired and today serves as Professor Emeritus of Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University and is a syndicated columnist and FOX News contributor. Full Bio Dr. Ben Carson
About Wake Up America
Wake Up America is an online media network with programming that provides thoughtful insight into the most critical issues our country faces today and encourages discussion on the possibilities of change, as we both celebrate and cultivate a better America…an energetic and “upbeat” network that gives its viewers a voice.
Wake Up America’s website is located at: http://wakeupamerica.com/