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The one hundred honoree: Elizabeth Edwards

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The one hundred honoree: Elizabeth Edwards

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The nation got to know Elizabeth Edwards as she campaigned during the 2004 and 2008 presidential elections. Drawing upon the same strength of purpose, perseverance, warmth and wit that characterized her campaigning, she talks openly about overcoming significant life obstacles. In her memoir, Saving Graces: Finding Solace and Strength from Friends and Strangers, Elizabeth shares her experiences on the campaign trail, including a courageous battle with breast cancer that inspired women across the country.

An accomplished attorney and passionate advocate for children, Elizabeth is dedicated to causes that strengthen America’s communities and advance equal opportunities for all children. In 1996, she co-founded the Wade Edwards Foundation, named in honor of the first of her four children, Wade, who died that year. The foundation supports programs that foster the pursuit of excellence in young people.

Elizabeth is currently working on healthcare issues as a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress.

We are honored to present Elizabeth as our keynote speaker at the one hundred 2009 dinner.