Dr. Dennis Denenberg

Dr. Dennis Denenberg, Millersville University professor emeritus, author and speaker, will present a special abbreviated version of “Hooray for Heroes” at 2 p.m. on October 21 at the Ware Center. Proceeds from this event will support a new Millersville University endowment called “Diana’s Dreamers: Determined to Defeat Breast Cancer.” Under this endowment, funds will be directed towards the University’s student health and wellness programming with a specific emphasis on breast health.

The goal of “Hooray for Heroes” is to promote the acknowledgment of real and unsung heroes in our lives. “My sister Diana is my unsung hero,” said Denenberg. “I will be presenting at the exact day and time of Diana’s passing, which will be very emotional,” Diana was first diagnosed with cancer in one of her breasts in 1989. She fought an unwavering battle with cancer for 17 years, but in 2006, the cancer moved to her brain and she passed away on October 21, 2007.

“Hooray for Heroes” has been heard by more than 75,000 teachers and parents in 40 states during the past 23 years. “I seldom get the chance speak locally, so I am very excited to speak in Lancaster,” said Denenberg.

Denenberg, who will be introduced by Millersville University President Francine G. McNairy, will discuss both famous and unsung heroes, including Harry Truman and Eleanor Roosevelt. “These are two major players in American history; Harry Truman was a man of integrity and decisiveness. Eleanor Roosevelt was probably the greatest first lady we have ever had,” said Denenberg. “Eleanor’s story is so amazing, and I love role playing her character.”

This event is open to public. Tickets cost $15 for adults, $10 for students. Tickets may be purchased online, at MUTicketsOnline.com, at the Student Memorial Center Ticket Office, at the Ware Center or by calling the Ticket Office at 717-872-3811. Ticket offices are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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