Brenda Owens Memorial Wellness 5k Walk/Run

The Alpha Beta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc is honoring the life of one of Dillard University own daughters Brenda Owens with the 1st Annual 5k Wellness Walk/Run in her honor.

Brenda H. Owens received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Dillard University in 1971, and was an avid believer and advocate for healthy living. Her contributions in the field of health are renowned. Whether in classroom or clinic, her enthusiastic, infectious and compassionate spirit touched all whom she encountered. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing in 1978 from the Catholic University of America, her Ph.D. from Texas Woman’s University in 1991, and shared her knowledge and expertise with the LSU Health Sciences Center of New Orleans from 1978 to 2000 where she taught in the BSN program. She then went on to help launch the Nurse Practitioner program at Loyola University where she taught until 2009. She also worked as a nurse practitioner in various doctors’ offices in the New Orleans area. Brenda was extremely passionate about patient advocacy, for she taught patients to advocate for themselves even when the system failed them. Aside from her family and vocation, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. was her great love. As Health Committee Chairman of Alpha Beta Omega Chapter, Brenda encouraged the members to get moving through our Biggest Loser Competitions. She also shared relevant information and kept us informed of changes and trends in the health profession. She would be extremely humbled to know that Alpha Beta Omega’s Annual Wellness Walk has been named in her honor.

Please join us as we support by registering registering for the upcoming 5K Wellness Walk/Run, you will be joining us in continuing Brenda Owen’s legacy of fighting for health advocacy and education. Online registration is now open, and is only $25 per person or $20 person should you choose to register as a group (minimum of 4 participants and a maximum of 10 participants per team). Online registration will close Friday, March 28, 2014 and there will be no on-site registration accepted.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Baraka Perez, Health Chairman of the Alpha Beta Omega Chapter, at

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