Thursday, 22 May 2014

Bookings now open!

This is your chance to see Dr. Ben Carson in person while enjoying a beautiful three course meal at the Langham Auckland in support of Duffy Books in Homes.

Tickets are selling fast for Another Evening with Dr. Ben Carson Brought to you by Gen-i so don't miss out.

Visit or call 0800 383 392 to book

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Friday, 11 November 2011

Dr. Ben Carson on Close Up tonight

Dr. Ben Carson is being interviewed by Greg Boyed tonight on TV One's Close Up.

Tune in to find out more about this amazing man before his visit to New Zealand in March 2012!

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Venue announced for Dr. Ben Carson's Schools Event

The TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre will host thousands of children and parents when Dr. Ben Carson visits on March 6, 2012.

Already, more than 5000 participants are expected.  This is considerably more than the capacity of the Events Centre so that means there will be at least two separate events on the day.

If you would like your school to be a part of this exciting and inspirational event please email

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Dr. Ben Carson's official profile

Benjamin Solomon Carson, Sr., M.D.

Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D., had a childhood dream of becoming a physician.  Growing up in a single parent home and being challenged by dire poverty, poor grades, a horrible temper, and low self-esteem appeared to preclude the realization of that dream, until his mother, with only a third-grade education, challenged her sons to strive for excellence. Young Ben persevered, and today is a full professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery, and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he has directed pediatric neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center for over a quarter of a century.  He became the inaugural recipient of a professorship dedicated in his name in May, 2008 and is now the Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D. and Dr. Evelyn Spiro, R.N. Professor of Pediatric Neurosurgery. 

Some career highlights include the first and only successful separation of craniopagus (Siamese) twins joined at the back of the head in 1987, the first completely successful separation of type-2 vertical craniopagus twins in 1997 in South Africa, and the first successful placement of an intrauterine shunt for a hydrocephalic twin. Although he has been involved in many newsworthy operations, he feels that every case is noteworthy -- deserving of maximum attention.  He is interested in all aspects of pediatric neurosurgery, and has a special interest in trigeminal neuralgia (a severe facial pain condition) in adults.

Dr. Carson holds more than 60 honorary doctorate degrees and has received literally hundreds of awards and citations.  He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, the Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Science, the Horatio Alger Society of Distinguished Americans, and many other prestigious organizations.  He sits on the board of directors of numerous organizations, including Kellogg Company, Costco Wholesale Corporation, the Academy of Achievement, and is an Emeritus Fellow of the Yale Corporation, the governing body of Yale University.  He was appointed in 2004 by President George W. Bush to serve on the President’s Council on Bioethics.  He is a highly regarded motivational speaker who has addressed various audiences from school systems and civic groups to corporations and the President’s National Prayer Breakfast.

In 2001, Dr. Carson was named by CNN and TIME Magazine as one of the nation’s 20 foremost physicians and scientists.  That same year, he was selected by the Library of Congress as one of 89 “Living Legends” on the occasion of its 200th anniversary.  He is also the recipient of the 2006 Spingarn Medal which is the highest honor bestowed by the NAACP.  In February, 2008, Dr. Carson was presented with the Ford’s Theatre Lincoln Medal by President Bush at the White House.  In June, 2008, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by the President, which is the highest civilian honor in the land.  Dr. Carson was recognized in November, 2008 by U.S. News & World Report and Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership, as one of “America’s Best Leaders.”  On February 7, 2009, the award-winning movie entitled “Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story,” starring Cuban Gooding, Jr. as Dr. Carson, premiered on TNT and is based on his memoir. 

Dr. Carson is president and co-founder of the Carson Scholars Fund, which recognizes young people of all backgrounds for exceptional academic and humanitarian accomplishments.  The Fund is currently operating in 45 states and the District of Columbia, having awarded more than $ 4.5 million dollars to more than 4500 scholars.  The program also establishes Carson Reading Rooms to encourage young students and their families to discover the pleasure to be found in books and to recognize the true power of learning.  Dr. Carson is also the co-founder of Angels of the OR under the auspices of the Baltimore Community Foundation, which provides grant to assist neurosurgery patients with expenses not covered by insurance.

His four books, Gifted Hands, THINK BIG, The Big Picture and Take the Risk: Learning to Identify, Choose and Live with Acceptable Risk (January, 2008), provide inspiration and insight for leading a successful life; a fifth book, “America The Beautiful”, will be released in 2012.  Dr. Carson has been married for over 30 years to his wife, Candy, and is the father of three sons. And yes, his mother, Sonya Carson, who made all this possible, is alive and living in Maryland.

Monday, 29 August 2011

The Carson Scholars Fund

Dr Ben Carson and his wife Candy founded the Carson Scholars Fund in 1994 to address the education crisis in the United States.

Find out more about this important initiative by visiting their website

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Dr. Ben Carson's Inspiring Words

This is a great interview with Ben Carson.  We're looking forward to him being able to pass on more of this wisdom when he visits New Zealand next March.

Monday, 22 August 2011

Ben Carson's Wikipedia page

Find out more about the man who will be visiting New Zealand in March 2012 to speak to Duffy children and their families.

Dr Ben Carson's Wikipedia page only tells a small part of the of this inspirational man's story but it's a great place to start.

Ben Carson's Wikipedia page

Friday, 19 August 2011

Ben Carson interviewed on Newstalk ZB

Ben Carson is interviewed by Ian Grant on Newstalk ZB about his life, achievements and even his love of Kiwis!