Walk for America will
benefit families of attack victims
Cougar News Services
By walking about three miles on Sunday,
members of the UH community can do their part to help support victims of
the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
In an effort to raise money for the families
affected by those attacks, the Walk for America project will be held at
UH to benefit the American Red Cross
Liberty Relief Fund.
The UH Vietnamese Students' Association
is coordinating the event, with co-sponsorship from the Vietnamese Culture
and Science Association of Houston.
"As a student, I thought about the orphans
made from the terrorist attacks and I wanted to be able to help and do
something to help out," said sophomore
biochemistry major Vera Tran, a member
of VSA and VCSA.
Those who wish to participate in the Walk
for America project can obtain a pledge form at www.walkforamerica.net.
Participants must download the form and
bring it, and a minimum of $10, when they
come to register for the walk Sunday.
Registration will be held between 7:30
and 8 a.m. Sunday in Lynn Eusan Park, located at Entrance 1 across from
the University Center. An opening ceremony
will commence at roughly 8:30 a.m. with
an address from Houston Mayor Lee Brown and UH Vice President for Student
Affairs Elwyn Lee, as well as other
The first set of walkers will depart the
park at 9 a.m. The second set of walkers will begin at 10 a.m. from the
Corporate sponsors have already begun to
support the effort, Tran said, and as of Wednesday more than $20,000 had
already been raised. The goal is
$40,000; Tran said they are hoping many
more people will participate and join in the effort to aid the families
of the attack victims.