On Saturday, July 13, 2019, the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) hosted their annual Walk/Run for Education at Veterans Park on the lakefront. The family friendly 5K (3.1 mile) walk and certified run is a major fundraising event for the the Milwaukee Chapter of UNCF. It has become an annual tradition with many of the corporate employees, donors, volunteers and friends who look forward to participating in it. This year’s event in particular had more than 1600 registered participants.
The funds from this run go to support UNCF scholarship and student support program for more than 900 students, as well as support to 37 historically black colleges. This year was particularly special as UNCF celebrates it 75th years of “Lighting the Way to Better Futures.”
Pictured at the run are (top photo, from left) Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes; Milwaukee County Sheriff Earnell Lucas; UNCF Wisconsin Campaign Coordinator Julietta Henry; and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, who all took part in the race.