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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) – the second-largest university in Houston – 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 more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.