Texas Woman's University, with campuses in Denton, Dallas and Houstonskip to page content

Marketing & Communication

j TWU Home

Marketing and Communication
News Releases
TWU in the News
Media Kit
TWU Brags
Marketing Opportunities
Recruitment Enhancement Programs
Media Relations Policy
Banner/Marquee and Photo Release Forms
PowerPoint Templates
Poster Templates
Graduation Hometown Press Releases
Staff Directory


TWU Home > Marketing & Communication > News Releases

TWU recognized as largest education team for the 2006 Komen Dallas Race for the Cure®


DENTON/DALLAS — Texas Woman’s University was recognized as having the largest team participating in the education category during the 2006 Komen Dallas Race for the Cure® held on Oct. 21. This is the second consecutive year the university was honored in this category.

TWU had 193 student, faculty, staff, alumni and friends take part in the race. The team, known as the “Pioneers for the Cure,” raised $10,907 in registration fees and donations for the event.

“We have had many groups from TWU participate in the race before, but last year was our first concerted effort to recruit one large TWU team,” said Amy Parsons-O’Keefe, director of commuter and non-traditional student services at TWU and co-chair of the TWU Pioneers for the Cure team. “This year’s team membership more than doubled, and we raised more than five times the amount of money over last year.”

TWU was recognized for having the largest education team in 2005, when more than 80 team members raised $2,100 for the Dallas County Komen affiliate.

“Supporting the Race for the Cure® is a natural fit for Texas Woman’s University,” Ms. Parsons-O’Keefe said. “Many of our students will be the healthcare providers of those with breast cancer. And many on our team have a personal connection to the cause, either having lost someone to the disease or are survivors themselves.”

For instance, Dr. Denise Bates, assistant professor of health studies, and her family walked to commemorate the 20th anniversary of her mother’s death from breast cancer. Amber Richards, a TWU graduate student, walked in honor of her grandmother who also passed away from the disease.

“The support from the TWU community this year has been overwhelming,” Ms. Parsons-O’Keefe said. “The student support, in particular, is significant when you think that college students are usually on a tight schedule and budget. The fact that so many students participated by walking and donating money shows how much this important cause means to them.”


For Further Information Contact:

Amanda McKeen Simpson
Director of News and Information
Tel: (940) 898-3456
e-mail: asimpson1@twu.edu

Page last updated January 22, 2009

Office of Marketing & Communication
1215 Oakland St.
P.O. Box 425410
Denton, TX 76204-5410
Phone: (940) 898-3456 | Fax (940) 898-3463

TWU Homepage | A-Z Sitemap | Search the TWU site |  Accessibility Policy | Privacy Policy

Visit Request information