UNCF Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Its UNCF Walk for Education at Belle Isle in Detroit, MI

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Event Will Support Students Locally and Statewide, Providing Them with the Tools and Support They Need to Succeed in School and in Life

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The Detroit office of UNCF (United Negro College Fund) will step out for students at its 25th annual UNCF Walk for Education on Saturday, August 24, 2013 in Detroit at Belle Isle Casino. The silver anniversary event is a celebration of education that will bring together an estimated 1,500 community supporters to raise funds to provide students with the tools and support they need to go to and through college.

Families, teachers and the community at large are invited to participate in the UNCF Walk for Education. Participants can walk, run, or bike a 5k course through scenic and historic Belle Isle. Members of the community are invited to support UNCF and its students by forming a Walk for Education team or registering as individuals. UNCF is encouraging everyone to register early. Early registration fees are $30 for adults and $15 for children 12 years and under.

WHO:    UNCF (United Negro College Fund)

WHAT:    UNCF Walk for Education

WHEN:    Saturday; August 24, 2013
        8:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT

WHERE:    Belle Isle Casino
        Casino Way and Sunset Drive
        Detroit, MI 48207

About UNCF

UNCF (United Negro College Fund) is the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization. To serve youth, the community and the nation, UNCF supports students’ education and development through scholarships and other programs, strengthens its 37 member colleges and universities, and advocates for the importance of minority education and college readiness. UNCF institutions and other historically black colleges and universities are highly effective, awarding 20 percent of African American baccalaureate degrees. UNCF administers more than 400 programs, including scholarship, internship and fellowship, mentoring, summer enrichment, and curriculum and faculty development programs. Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at over 900 colleges and universities across the country. Its logo features the UNCF torch of leadership in education and its widely recognized motto, "A mind is a terrible thing to waste."® Learn more at http://www.UNCF.org

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