After surviving domestic violence and cancer, Georgia beauty pageant winner and actress Aurea McGarry considered the legacy she might have left had she not been one of the lucky ones.
“Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma nearly took my life and my voice, and domestic violence nearly broke my spirit – but I was able to use these hardships, and others, to focus my talents and put them into action,” says McGarry, who in 2007 kick-started an Atlanta TV show, “Live Your Legacy,” an inspirational program featuring unsung heroes of non-profits and charities. It won an Emmy Award in 2010.
She has held events since then to honor heroes and inspire attendees. This Florida event, (www.LiveYourLegacySummit.com), is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. January 6th at The St Pete Hilton in Carillon Park.
“I realized I wanted to be remembered for helping other women – specifically, for helping them not just to survive adversity, but to sur-thrive,” she says. events since then to honor heroes and inspire attendees.
She was innately qualified; McGarry had also endured the murder of her father, divorce and single motherhood.
The event features talks from keynote speakers, panelists and award winners on how to develop an ideal legacy life – starting now – personally and in business. Another highlight is the award ceremony for Living Legend Honorees.