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Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital
Honors Mrs. Laura W. Bush
with Denton A. Cooley Leadership Award

 L to R: Bob and Janice McNair; James T. Willerson, MD; Mrs. Laura W. Bush; Denton A. Cooley, MD
L to R: Bob and  Janice McNair; James T. Willerson, MD; Mrs. Laura W. Bush; Denton A. Cooley, MD. Mrs. Laura W. Bush is the 2011 recipient of the Denton A. Cooley Leadership Award.
 

Former First Lady Laura W. Bush was presented with the Denton A. Cooley Leadership Award during the annual Texas Heart Institute gala dinner on January 27, 2011. Mrs. Bush spoke about her  many years  of effort to call attention to the fact that cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 threat to women's health. Among other accomplishments in this area, Mrs. Bush is the founding ambassador for The Heart Truth and the Red Dress Campaign to give women a personal wake-up call about their risk of heart disease.

THI founder, Dr. Denton A. Cooley and THI President Dr. James T. Willerson presented the award before a capacity crowd at the Westin Galleria Hotel Ballroom. THI Board Chairman Meredith Long acted as MC for the event, which was co-chaired by Janice and Bob McNair, and underwritten by Margaret Alkek Williams and the Alkek and Williams Foundation, with support from Merrill Lynch & Co.

 Mrs. Laura W. Bush is the 2011 recipient of the Denton A. Cooley Leadership Award.
Mrs. Laura W. Bush is the 2011 recipient of the Denton A. Cooley Leadership Award.

The Denton A. Cooley Leadership Award, presented by THI's National Advisory Council, was established to recognize leadership and meritorious contributions to the advancement of society. Previous honorees include Dr. C. Everett Koop, former President George H.W. Bush, Walter Cronkite, Charlton Heston, Larry King, Betty Ford, Michel T. Halbouty, The Honorable James A. Baker III, Robert C. McNair, The Honorable Rudolph W. Giuliani, Bob Newhart, Tom Brokaw, The Honorable Robert A. Mosbacher Sr., Dr. Michael E. DeBakey, and Jan and Dan Duncan.


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