Dr. Ben Carson Attends Wellington Fundraiser

Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson visited the Palm Beach Point home of Dr. Edward and Maria Becker for a fundraiser on Tuesday, Oct. 14.

The host committee included the Becker family, along with Dr. Napoleon and Glenna Bequer, Bobby and Billie Jean Ewing, Dr. Steven Pliskow, Marysue Jacobs and Dr. Ramon and Emy Perez.

Carson, who attended the Wellington fundraiser with his wife Candy, is a renowned retired pediatric neurosurgeon who now calls Palm Beach County home. Named by CNN and Time magazine as one of the nation’s foremost physicians, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2008. Carson and his wife are big education supporters, having started the Carson Scholars Fund in 1994, which to date has awarded more than 6,200 scholarships.

The guest list was limited to 125 attendees who enjoyed an intimate reception with the candidate. Carson gave remarks where he talked about his vision for the country and then engaged guests in a question-and-answer session.