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St. Landry-Evangeline United Way hosting ‘Women With Heart’ luncheon today

Posted at 9:39 AM, Feb 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-15 10:39:09-05

Today, The St. Landry-Evangeline United Way will host its 7th Annual Women With Heart Luncheon.

The event will take place at the Opelousas Civic Center beginning at 11:30 am.

This year’s luncheon will recognize two women leaders in St. Landry and Evangeline Parishes who have distinguished themselves as caring, compassionate philanthropists and community volunteers.

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Karen Roy, Ms. Wheelchair America 2019 and Keynote Speaker for the 7th Annual Women With Heart Luncheon courtesy St Landry-Evangeline United Way

Karen Roy, Ms. Wheelchair America 2019, will be this year’s keynote speaker. Roy, from Baton Rouge, received a spinal cord injury in 1987 after being shot in the back during an armed robbery at LSU. She was selected as keynote speaker because of her courage in the face of tragedy, according to the United Way.

Proceeds from today’s event will benefit the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. Tickets were $25. More information on the event can be found online at uwsle.org.