Thursday, October 25, 2001 Volume 67, Issue 46


 
 









 

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
community leaders.

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 same location.

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.
 
 
 

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