Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana has approved funding for $30,000 to March of Dimes Louisiana Chapter allowing Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana to be a statewide sponsor for the 2012 March for Babies.
The nation’s premier walking event, March for Babies, is held in 900 communities across the country and involves more than 7 million people each year. This year 16 walks are being held across the state of Louisiana.
Left Photo: Ruston resident Dalerie Moller drops off aluminum, plastic and paper on Tuesday for America Recycles Day. Wildflower Montessori School student Eva Simpkins, 12, attempts to sell Moller a bag made out of recyclable items to raise money for the Green School Initiative and Horse Assisted Therapy Services of North Louisiana. The event, hosted by Keep Lincoln Parish Beautiful, was held in the Lincoln Parish Police Jury Complex parking lot, and organizers expect to present the event again next year.
As universities around the nation and throughout the state have taken the initiative to become tobacco-free campuses, some people think if Louisiana Tech wants to join the trend, it will cause a great debate.
Recently, a resolution, which is still very much in its infancy, was proposed to make Tech a smoke-free campus, which has sparked the debate on a local level.