(Tyler – July 17, 2023) PATH (People Attempting to Help) is excited to announce that Dr. Elvis Francois will be the keynote speaker at the annual PATH Week Celebration Dinner on Thursday, September 7, at the Green Acres Baptist Church Crosswalk Conference Center in Tyler.
Dr. Elvis Francois, a Harvard-trained orthopedic surgeon turned singing sensation, will grace the stage with his mesmerizing voice and captivating storytelling. Dr. Elvis has been featured on The Ellen Show, Forbes, Rolling Stone, Good Morning America, Today, and The View, among countless other mainstream media appearances.
Dr. Elvis also appeared on the Smash Hit Fox TV Show “The Masked Singer” in Season 4 as “The Serpent,” where another doctor, Dr. Ken Jeong, emphatically praised him. He was also named to People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” list for 2020.
Dr. Elvis initially gained national attention in 2018 for an impromptu rendition of “Alright” performed after a trauma call shift. In 2020 he received worldwide recognition after he sang a cover of “IMAGINE” promoting hope during the COVID-19 pandemic, the video of which has been viewed by tens of millions. In 2020, he produced an album of song covers that peaked at #2 on the iTunes charts and top 20 on the Billboard charts.
“At PATH, the work we do with our neighbors in need is rooted in personal connection and building relationships,” says Andrea Wilson-Lobaugh, Executive Director of PATH. “Dr. Elvis’ background has spoken about music being a personal connection beyond the demands of his practice and how that makes a difference. Through Dr. Elvis’ music and words, he will remind us of the power we hold within ourselves to change lives and uplift communities.”
The PATH Week Celebration Dinner is an annual fundraising and awareness event designed to highlight PATH’s many programs and services that offer kindness and relief to provide a strong foundation as families work toward stability. Funds raised through the Celebration Dinner support PATH’s ongoing work and mission.
This year’s PATH Week Celebration Luncheon sponsors are A Friend of PATH, the Hoeffner Foundation, Classic Toyota, Mercedes-Benz of Tyler, First Christian Church, First Presbyterian Church, Flint Baptist Church, TXU Energy, and Mr. and Mrs. Bernie Ward.
The PATH Week Celebration Luncheon will be held from 6:30 PM until 8:00 PM on Thursday, September 7, at the Green Acres Baptist Church Crosswalk Conference Center. For more information about sponsorships or reserved tables, contact Leslie Watson at 903-617-2825 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Individual tickets are $60 and can be purchased through Eventbrite (www.eventbrite.com).
About PATH: Founded 38 years ago by Mrs. Gertrude Windsor, PATH’s (People Attempting to Help) mission is to restore hope with a personalized approach to empower our East Texas neighbors to thrive in our community. PATH serves 110 families daily, 150 new families monthly, and 20,000 people in 2022. Services include emergency assistance, basic medical services, and permanent supportive and transitional housing. PATH also offers the largest Choice Food Pantry in East Texas. Coats For Kids and seasonal drives for diapers, fans, and personal care items provide other assistance to those in need. PATH is a Charity Navigator 4-star charity, has received the Guidestar Gold Level Seal of Transparency, is a BBB Accredited Charity, and recipient of the 2022 BBB of Central East Texas Nonprofit Award for Excellence. For more information about PATH, contact 903-617- 2825 or visit pathhelps.org.