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TWU recognized as largest higher education team for the 2008 Komen Dallas Race

10/20/08


DENTON/DALLAS — Texas Woman’s University was recognized as having the largest team participating in the higher education category during the 2008 Komen Dallas Race for the Cure® held Oct. 18.

TWU had more than 200 students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends take part in the race. The team, known as the “Pioneers for the Cure,” raised more than $7,500 in registration fees and donations for the event.

“Supporting the Race for the Cure® is a natural fit for TWU,” said Stephanie Mitchell, a supervisor in the TWU fitness and recreation department and the team captain. “Many TWU students will be the healthcare providers of people 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.”

Overall, TWU students, alumni, faculty and staff raised more than $10,000 for Susan G. Komen for the Cure® with their participation in the Houston and Dallas races. The TWU Houston team also was recognized as having the largest collegiate team for the Houston Komen Race held Oct. 4.

“The fact that so many from the TWU community walked and donated money shows how much this important cause means to them,” Ms. Mitchell said.

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