Monday, October 5, 2009

Walk the Beat 2009

Join us on October 17, 2009 at Lafayette Square for the 13th annual Walk the Beat sponsored by AT&T and the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation (NOPJF). Walk the Beat raises essential funds for training, technical equipment and crime fighting supplies for our police officers.

The need for these crucial supplies has only increased as most were either destroyed or washed away in Katrina’s flood waters. Effective crime fighting requires 21st century equipment. We need your help to insure that our police are using the most up to date and state of the art supplies to help deter and stop criminal activity in our city.

After the 5k run, keep your feet moving at Lafayette Square as we kick off the 4th annual Crescent City Blues and Barbecue Festival sponsored by the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation. After the run, 1000’s of people participate in the Blues Festival which celebrates the heritage of New Orleans through Blues music and down-home foods associated with the New Orleans region.

Walk the Beat and the Crescent City Blues and Barbecue Festival are designed to encourage appreciation for local music and culture while bringing attention to the needs of our police officers.

For additional information to participate in the race contact Elodia Blanco at (504) 558-9944 or by email To learn how you can become a sponsor contact Melanie Talia (504)558-9944 or Carole Berke at (504) 232- 0890 We’ll see you there!!!

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