The 2019 Coventry Christian Schools' Founders Dinner
2019 CCS Founders Dinner
Friday, November 1, 2019
at The Historic Sunnybrook Ballroom
50 Sunnybrook Rd. Pottstown, PA 19464
Online ordering is closed.
Call (610) 326-3320
to inquire about availability
4:30pm - Private reception (sponsors only)
5:00pm - Doors open for dinner guests
6:15pm - Speaker Only guests may be seated
8:30pm - Book signing with Kim Phuc
Preorder your copy of Kim's book Fire Road to make sure one is set aside for you.
Price is discounted when preordered online by Oct 21st at:
(Choose the shipping method "Free Pick-up at CCS Founders Dinner, Nov 1st, 2019")
KIM PHUC'S STORY
Kim Phuc tells a story like no other. She is the poster child of the Vietnam War, and an icon of the cry for peace. She is the unforgettable girl behind the photo – at age nine she was photographed, running naked up a road with her skin on fire and screaming in agony. She was fleeing the horrors of the Vietnam War and, luckily, she escaped her death from napalm to tell her story.
Kim recounts her story to those around the world. And each time, she paints an unforgettable image of her life and how it was altered by the click of a camera. Nick Ut’s photograph saved her because of the recognition she received.
Kim was fast tracked to special burn clinics, survived 17 operations, and received plastic surgery to lead a “normal” life. Overcoming pain, fear and death, Kim talks about an incredible life path that many will never experience. After surviving such trauma, Kim is still full of strength, compassion and forgiveness. Her ability to survive one of the worst atrocities and her eagerness to give back to the community is an uplifting and inspiring message of the power of humanity for her audiences.
Now Kim Phuc lives in the Toronto area of Canada with her husband and two sons, Thomas and Stephen. On Feb 12, 2019 she was awarded the Dresden Peace Prize for her activism. In 1997 UNESCO named her a Goodwill Ambassador for Peace. She is also an Honorary Member of Kingston Rotary, an Honorary Member of St. Albert Rotary, a member of the Advisory Board for the Wheelchair Foundation, an Honorary Member of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, a Member of the Advisory Board of Free Children’s Foundation in Canada, and the World Children’s Center in Atlanta Ga., USA. Kim is also a recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal and the 2004 “Order of Ontario”.