The New Orleans chapter of the American Lung Association will be the beneficiary of the Brenda Owens Memorial Wellness 5K Walk/Run, which will take place from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 11, at Joe Brown Park, 5601 Read Blvd., New Orleans.

This event will feature fun, food and fitness that everyone can enjoy regardless of age or fitness ability. It is sponsored in part by the Alpha Beta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., the Loyola University School of Nursing, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana and the Audubon Nature Institute.

Online registration for the event is $25, or $15 for kids 12 and younger. To register, visit and type “Brenda Owens” in the search engine.

Owens was a well-respected nurse who taught patients how to advocate for themselves, even when the health care system failed them. She also helped launch the nurse practitioner program at Loyola University, where she served as a program instructor until 2009.