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(KTVI) - In 1990, Dr. Laurie Marker left her position with the Smithsonian and moved to Africa where she founded the Cheetah Conservation Fund. So many awards and accolades, including being named a hero for the planet by Time Magazine.
Dr. Marker is speaking and raising money. She will be at the St. Louis Zoo from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in "The Living World" area speaking as part of the Zoo's Lunchtime Wildlife Lecture Series.
Later a reception benefit for CCF will be held at the Racquet Club on Kingshighway from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets are $150 per couple with proceeds going to benefit CCF. Ticket purchases are fully tax-deductible.