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Laura Bush Coming to Milwaukee for Medical College Event

The former first lady will keynote a dinner for the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Center for Digestive Disease on Nov. 8.

Former first lady Laura Bush is coming to the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee Nov. 8 to speak about education and literacy at a fundraising event for the Medical College of Wisconsin's Digestive Disease Center.

Tickets are $500 each and the money raised will go toward researching digestive diseases.

The evening includes dinner, several speakers, and a 30-minute question and answer session with Bush. By paying $10,000 for a table of about 10 seats, guests can have the chance to meet Bush and take a picture with her.

Bush has been involved in literacy inititatives for many years, and serves as the honorary ambassador for the United Nations Literacy Decade.

Amanda Seidel, director of development for the Digestive Disease Center, said Bush has made it close to the top of their lists every year for keynote options, and that the community has been especially responsive to the choice.

"Everybody respects her so much throughout the community," Seidel said. "The response we’ve gotten with her is tremendous. She’s very educated and respected, and I think people are interested in what she has to say."

There are about 100 tickets left (of a total 650). You can purchase tickets by contacting Seidel at 414-955-4701, or visiting www.mcw.edu/healthcaredinner. The deadline is Oct. 21.

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