Lace Up for Better Futures at the 31st Annual UNCF Walk for Education

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#LaceUp4UNCF (United Negro College Fund) at the 31st annual New Orleans Walk for Education on October 13, 2018 at Audubon Park Riverview. Close to 2,500 community supporters will go the extra mile in providing a quality education to area students, including UNCF member-institutions Dillard and Xavier universities.

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“Through fundraising events such as these, UNCF New Orleans has helped thousands of area students, get to and through college,” said LaJuana Chenier, regional development director, UNCF New Orleans.

#LaceUp4UNCF (United Negro College Fund) at the 31st annual New Orleans Walk for Education on October 13, 2018 at Audubon Park Riverview. Close to 2,500 community supporters will go the extra mile in providing a quality education to area students, including UNCF member-institutions Dillard and Xavier universities.

“Now more than ever, a college education is vitally important,” said Michael L. Lomax, president and CEO, UNCF. “By investing in our students now, we are providing them with a path to success that will pay future dividends for them, for their families and for all of us.”

Whether you walk or run, bring the whole family for a day full of fun, food, entertainment, kids’ activities and health screenings. Members of the local community are encouraged to register or form teams, securing better futures one step at a time.

“Through fundraising events such as these, UNCF New Orleans has helped thousands of area students, get to and through college,” said LaJuana Chenier, regional development director, UNCF New Orleans. With every footstep, a deserving student gets closer to realizing their dream and that’s why it’s important to #LaceUp4UNCF in New Orleans.”

WWL-TV’s Sheba Turk and Kristin Pierce will serve as the mistresses of ceremonies. This year’s sponsors include: Shell, Audubon Nature Institute, 4WWL and many others.

To register for the walk, Visit: http://www.UNCF.org/NewOrleanswalk

Follow this event @Uncf_nola

For more information on the New Orleans UNCF Walk for Education, please contact Julie Gable at 504.581.3794, julie.gable(at)uncf(dot)org.

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 nearly 20 percent of African American baccalaureate degrees. UNCF awards more than $100 million in scholarships annually and administers more than 400 programs, including scholarship, internship and fellowship, mentoring, summer enrichment, and curriculum and faculty development programs. Its logo features the UNCF torch of leadership in education and its widely recognized motto, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste, but a wonderful thing to invest in.”® Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at more than 1,100 colleges and universities. Learn more at UNCF.org or for continuous news and updates, follow UNCF on Twitter @UNCF.

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