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recognized as largest collegiate team for the 2008 Komen Houston
Photo credit: Ike Bang
HOUSTON — Texas Woman’s University was recognized
as having the largest team participating in the higher education
category during the 2008 Komen Houston Race for the Cure®
held Oct. 4.
TWU had 80 students,
faculty, staff, alumni and friends take part in the race.
The team, known as the “Pioneers for the Cure,”
raised $2,956 in registration fees and donations for the event.
had many groups from TWU participate in the race before, but
this year was our first concerted effort to recruit one large
TWU team in Houston,” said Amy O’Keefe, director
of commuter and non-traditional student services at TWU.
the Race for the Cure® is a natural fit for TWU,”
said Veronica Castillo, a master of occupational therapy student
and the TWU 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
“The support from TWU Houston this year was overwhelming,
in particular with the race happening so close after Hurricane
Ike. The fact that so many from the TWU community walked and
donated money shows how much this important cause means to
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