Doctors Sampson Davis, Rameck Hunt and George Jenkins — known as ‘The Three Doctors’ — will share their story of inspiration, dedication and determination during Wayne State University’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Luncheon on Friday, Jan.16.
The annual event kicks off at 10 a.m. at the Max M. Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave. in Detroit.
The Three Doctors are extraordinary role models for anyone who’s been through any kind of life challenge or major hardship. As teenage boys growing up on the tough inner-city streets of Newark, New Jersey, these three kindred spirits made a pact that they would stick together, go to college, graduate and become doctors.
Surrounded by negative influences and having few positive role models made this very difficult. Now many years later, the three men have overcome countless obstacles and proudly bear the title of doctor, serving as faces of health and education for youth and families across the country.
“Each year we aim to honor the life and legacy of Dr. King, celebrate those making a positive difference and inspire the community,” said Victor Green, WSU director of community relations. “The doctors exemplify those goals. They are living proof that anyone who sees possibility for their life can transform their circumstances and live their dreams.
The tribute includes a presentation of the Dr. Arthur L. Johnson Community Leadership Awards.
Tickets are $10 to attend the program only, $65 for the program and luncheon, and $500 for a 10-pack of program and luncheon tickets. Parking is free. Net proceeds will support Adopt-A-Classroom, a nationally recognized organization that invites the community into classrooms to increase opportunity for student success by empowering teachers with partnerships and funds to purchase much-needed supplies. In partnership with sponsors, Wayne State has adopted 38 classrooms and donated nearly $40,000 to support the organization’s local efforts.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit communityoutreach.wayne.edu/mlk/index.php or call 313-577-5284.