UH to Host WalkAmerica

April 24, 2007

It’s time for faculty, staff and students to kick up their heels for a good cause. On April 29, the University of Houston will serve as one of the city’s March of Dimes WalkAmerica sites.

This year’s walk will begin at 9 a.m., with the start/finish line located in front of Entrance 14 on Cullen Boulevard. UH President Jay Gogue will host a brief reception at 8 a.m. at the university’s tent near Robertson Stadium. At last year’s walk, UH teams raised more than $18,000.

“The university ranked No. 34 of the top 100 fund-raisers in the city last year, and our goal is to do even better this year,” said Juanita Jackson, campus WalkAmerica logistics coordinator.

The March of Dimes, whose mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality, held its first walk in 1970. Since then, the event has raised more than more than $1.7 billion.

For more information on how to participate, please contact a March of Dimes representative in your academic dean’s/division administrator’s office or contact Jackson at 713-743-5385 or jjackson@central.uh.edu.

Francine Parker