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UHD Team Is Giving Cancer the Boot

Event logoThe UHD community is invited to join fellow Houstonians at this year’s annual MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Houston Book Walk to #endcancer at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10 in the Texas Medical Center.To participate, join the UHD Team (UHD Department of Public Safety) by registering today. For those who want to volunteer or donate, the following opportunities are available, but not limited to:

  • Clerical Support: stuff envelopes, distribute fliers/posters, mailings, etc. in the weeks leading up to event day
  • Event Day: set up/break down, parking aides, water aides, cheer stations, and more.
  • Talent: make our event a memorable one! Are you part of a band, drum line, cheer squad, drill team or performance group? Help set a dynamic atmosphere and perform along the route!

The Boot Walk is a fundraising program which supports MD Anderson’s mission to end cancer with a non-competitive 1.2-mile walk around the Texas Medical Center. All participants are encouraged to wear their favorite pair of boots to symbolize giving cancer “the boot.” Families of all ages are invited to participate as long as they are registered. A 100 percent of the funds raised from this event will directly support MD Anderson’s mission to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation and the world.

For more information about the walk and volunteer opportunities, contact Carol Manousos, director of emergency management at manousosc@uhd.edu.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.