Brenda Owens Memorial Wellness 5K Walk/Run

Event Date

Sat, Apr 5, 2014


New Orleans, LA

About This Activity

On April 5, 2014, the Alpha Beta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated will host its First Annual 5K Wellness Walk/Run in honor of the life of Brenda Owens. We ask that you join us, by registering today!

Brenda H. Owens 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. From 1978-2000, Brenda taught in the BSN program at the LSU Health Sciences Center of New Orleans. She then went on to help launch the Nurse Practitioner program at Loyola University New Orleans 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.

Event schedule and times

8:00 AM Check In Opens - Walkers and Runner pick up registration packets

8:30 Pink and Green Jazzersize Warm-Up

9:00 5K Run Start

9:30 5k Walk Starts

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