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UNCF’s 5K for Education Returns

The preeminent organization responsible for millions of African-Americans receiving a higher education returns with their annual effort to keep the legacy going.

The United Negro College Fund [UNCF] announced Tuesday, Sept. 6 that it will champion education with 5K walks in Houston, Chicago, New York, New Orleans, Orlando, Florida, and Columbus, Ohio.

“More than ever, students need a college education to be competitive and succeed in today’s global economy,” said Michael L. Lomax, UNCF president and CEO.

These walks are projected to bring together between 300 and 1,500 community supporters in each city during September and October, raising funds to allow students the financial resources to stay in school.

Last year’s UNCF-sponsored walks raised more than $2 million.

“By investing in our students now through events like the UNCF Walk for Education, we are providing them with a path to success that will pay future dividends for them, their families and communities, and for all of us,” Lomax said.

UNCF Walk For Education events:

Houston:
Saturday, Sept. 10
Tom Bass Park, Section I
Registration begins at 7 a.m.
UNCF.org/Houston

Chicago:
Saturday, Sept. 10
Burnham Park, Grove 7
9 a.m.
UNCF.org/Chicago

New York:
Saturday, Sept. 10
Roosevelt Island
9 a.m.
UNCF.org/NewYork

Columbus:
Saturday, Sept. 24
Wolfe Park
8 a.m.-noon
UNCF.org/Columbus

Orlando:
Saturday, Oct. 1
The Mall at Millenia
7 a.m.
UNCF.org/Orlando

New Orleans:
Saturday, Oct. 8
Audubon Park Riverview
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.
A special preregistration kickoff party will also be held Oct. 5 at the Audubon Tea Room from 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
UNCF.org/NewOrleans

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Sarafina Wright –Washington Informer Staff Writer

Sarafina Wright is a staff writer at the Washington Informer where she covers business, community events, education, health and politics. She also serves as the editor-in-chief of the WI Bridge, the Informer’s millennial publication. A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, she attended Howard University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. A proud southern girl, her lineage can be traced to the Gullah people inhabiting the low-country of South Carolina. The history of the Gullah people and the Geechee Dialect can be found on the top floor of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. In her spare time she enjoys watching either college football or the Food Channel and experimenting with make-up. When she’s not writing professionally she can be found blogging at www.sarafinasaid.com. E-mail: Swright@washingtoninformer.com Social Media Handles: Twitter: @dreamersexpress, Instagram: @Sarafinasaid, Snapchat: @Sarafinasaid

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