Group to be featured on national TV news program this evening

BISMARCK, ND — Over 600 hundred proud students, administrators, faculty, staff and friends of the University of Mary clad in orange and blue stocking caps, blue and white University of Mary For Life t-shirts with white text saying 2017 March for Life, have ascended on Washington D.C. for the event they have been waiting a year for—to lead the March for Life.

The group, led by Anne Dziak, a University of Mary alumna from Chicago, IL., received an early wake up call with a busy day planned. Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York celebrated Mass with the University of Mary contingent giving inspiration to their cause for life and human dignity. Some also took part in live media interviews on Relevant Radio and with National Review reporter Kathryn Jean Lopez.

Both news organizations will be marching with the University of Mary at the head of the line along with the Catholic News Service (CNS), North Dakota radio personality Scott Hennen, and others.

NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt will feature the Mary contingent this evening at 5:30 p.m. Central Time (CT) on channels 5.1, cable channels 7 and 607 HD.

Katrina gallic backstage at March for Life Rally

Katrina gallic backstage at March for Life Rally

The opening ceremonies begin at 10:45 a.m., CT with speeches from prominent guests including Vice President Mike Pence and University of Mary’s very own student, senior, Katrina Gallic, who is majoring in marketing with a double minor in philosophy and Catholic studies. Before her speech Gallic will be interviewed by NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt reporter Peter Alexander.

Then the 2017 March for Life begins with the University of Mary delegation leading the hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers down Constitution Ave and then First Street before it ends on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court—marking the protest of the Court’s decision legalizing abortion in the case Roe v. Wade.

On campus, those who were unable to attend will have the opportunity to watch the festivities live in the St. John Pail II Center for University Ministry throughout the morning and afternoon.