Former First Lady to Visit Lubbock to Benefit Women’s Health
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The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health will host, “Spoken from the Heart: A Conversation with Mrs. Laura Bush,” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Texas Tech University Student Union Building Allen Theatre.
Bush, who was born in Midland, Texas, married George Walker Bush, the 43rd U.S. president in 1977. In support of women’s health research, the former first lady agreed to lend her name to the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health in 2007.
“As her namesake, the institute is a testament to her lifelong dedication to advocating for the better health of women worldwide,” TTUHSC President Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., said.
Proceeds from the event will support the three missions of the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health: scientific research related to women’s health; translating science to practice by educating health care professionals; and amplifying community programs in West Texas and beyond that improve the lives and health of women and girls.
“This will be an unforgettable evening and a chance for our community to hear from a distinguished Texan and former first lady,” said Connie F. Tyne, executive director of the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health. “This event will bring the institute and the Lubbock community together to improve the lives of women by promoting women’s health.”
Community potential beneficiaries include the Women’s Initiative of the YWCA, the TTUHSC Center Global Outreach program and The Free Clinic.
Honorary chairs of the event include Texas Tech University Chancellor Robert Duncan, Terri Duncan, TTUHSC President Mitchell and Janet Tornelli-Mitchell, M.D. Event co-chairs are Nancy and Mike Weiss.
The Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health was established as a progressive multi-campus organization promoting research specific to women’s health, providing advanced education to health care professionals and enriching the lives of women and girls through community programs and cancer screening.