Deaconess Pregnancy & Adoption will hold its 10th annual Angels of Destiny dinner Aug. 24 at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. The event will feature actor Ernie Hudson — the co-star of the original “Ghostbusters” and its sequel along with many other movies and TV shows such as the new Fox series “APB.”
Hudson’s road to fame had its share of hardships. In his early years, Hudson was born in poverty and raised in the housing projects of Benton Harbor, Michigan, in a time when civil rights had a long road ahead. The odds were more in favor of Hudson spending a life in prison than having a successful life in Hollywood. Whether it was reconciling the loss of his mother and the absence of a father, gaining the reputation of being the toughest kid in school, serving in the Marine Corps, attending Yale, raising his sons as a single father or overcoming racism in the entertainment industry, Hudson was supported first and foremost by his grandmother, who taught him patience and graciousness. The wisdom Hudson gained before his Hollywood days allows him to relate to struggling individuals and communities. He understands the challenges of overcoming seemingly insurmountable problems and inspires others to always persevere.
Hudson’s persistence has had him working in the film industry for more than four decades. With such a résumé, he can entertain audiences with stories of his humble beginnings, his Hollywood ups and downs, and the lessons he has learned. Ernie will share the secrets of how to get out of the box of limitation and land dream roles, not just on the stage or screen, but roles important to everyday life.
For more than 117 years, Deaconess Pregnancy & Adoption has been defending the life of the unborn by offering free services to expectant parents in unplanned pregnancies. Deaconess is proactive in supporting life by providing forever families for waiting foster children who are at risk of aging out of custody without one. Deaconess is committed to helping those who are struggling with emotional wounds to heal so they can enjoy an abundant life.
The money raised by this event will allow Deaconess Pregnancy & Adoption to continue to offer free services to clients. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for a chance to participate in the mystery pull and silent auction. The program begins at 7 p.m. The pricing is $100 for an individual reservation and $150 for a couple. Sponsorships are available by calling Debbie Davis at 405-949-4200. Click here to register. If you can’t attend, you can still donate by visiting the website at http://www.deaconessadoption.org/angels-of-destiny-2017/.