Health & Wellness

Leadership institute members participating in the American Heart Association's Heart Walk.

Studies have shown women continue to be at a high risk for heart disease. Since we know heart disease is the number one cause of more deaths in women, our commitment is to raise awareness among women about heart disease and strokes to increase funding for research for the American Heart Association.

We have partnered with the Denton Heart Walk for the past four years. Our team has been one of the top 10 teams in Denton. In 2014 we were awarded the $500 Maurice A. Clay Leadership Development Initiative Grant from the Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society.

With so much erroneous information on the internet about dieting and living a healthy lifestyle, the Leadership Institute partners with the departments of health sciences, nutrition and food sciences, psychology and TWU's Institute for Women’s Health to give presentations to our members.

Our members are encouraged to examine their lifestyles and make appropriate changes as required to lead a rich and rewarding life. Eating a well-balanced diet, sleeping an appropriate number of hours and exercising are key to a healthy lifestyle.

March for a Cure 5K

On the morning of March 1, 2019, the Center for Student Leadership hosted its first on-campus 5K, March for a Cure. With a total of 41 participants and $1,026 raised, March for a Cure was a significant example of one of TWU’s strongest mottoes, #CampusWithAHeart. 

With the commitment and comradery that runs through TWU, March for a Cure brought together students, staff, faculty, friends and family members for a meaningful cause. Participants and supporters unified to commemorate the fight against the many different types of cancer and to honor loved ones who have been affected by it.

100% of the donations were granted to CancerCare, a national nonprofit that provides free support services and information to help people manage the emotional, practical and financial challenges of cancer.

March for a Cure participants also received bracelets to wear with the colors of their choice, representing a certain type of cancer. Lavender represents all cancers, pink represents breast cancer and white represents lung cancer.

March for a Cure 2019
March for a Cure 2019
March for a Cure 2019
March for a Cure 2019
March for a Cure 2019
March for a Cure 2019
March for a Cure 2019
March for a Cure 2019
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