Abilene, Texas (KRBC)-The former first woman is right here for an occasion elevating funds for the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health, which has an workplace in Abilene on the Texas Tech University Health and Science Center.
“Abilene and the Big Country has always been Bush country, so people are enthusiastic for the chance to hear her speak,” stated occasion chair Joy Ellinger.
A sentiment shared by virtually 600 individuals who got here to the Abilene Convention Center to listen to former first Laura Bush converse.
“It’s a great event, it’s going to be a fabulous evening having Laura Bush here, not only to speak as to what she has done in her legacy as first lady, but also what it means to Abilene and the women’s health initiatives that will be taking place thanks to the institute that will be here now locally,” stated group advisory board member for the Laura W. Bush Institute, Emerald Cassidy.
An insitute Texas Tech has been engaged on for almost a decade…
“If they could name a Texas Tech Health Institute for me. And I was thrilled, it was really a wonderful sort of circle back to going Lubbock with my dad and mother where my grandmother lived,” stated Bush.
“The institute has programs for women to help further their physical health education, for preteens and their mothers to do programs together, also to help fund research in women’s issues, and then also to help women, provide financial resources if they need to when battling diseases,” stated Ellinger.
The first woman spoke about her ardour for the institute, in addition to gave an replace on life after the white home.
“When you’re president you have every problem in the world on your desk and the minute you’re not president you don’t have anything on your desk,” stated Bush.