The purpose of the Passport to Wellness initiative is to educate the ODU community about the importance of being invested in your own health and wellness. This can be critical in the early detection of many serious health conditions. The goal of the initiative is to encourage and empower ODU students, staff, and faculty to take charge of their mental and physical health.
The Passport to Wellness initiative is supported by a generous donation from the Sheila Feinknopf Fund.
Who was Sheila Feinknopf? She was a wife, mother, friend, community leader, teacher, business owner and someone whose life was cut short by breast cancer that was misdiagnosed by her doctor and breast surgeon. It took 13 months from when Sheila discovered a lump through breast self exam for her to receive the correct diagnosis of breast cancer and by then the cancer had spread to her liver and to her bones. From the newspaper articles and eulogies given at her funeral, it is apparent that Sheila lived life to the fullest and made the world a better place through her presence in it. She wanted to give back to the community and the world in which she lived and she is still doing that today through her fund that was established for educating people about being their own advocate and invested in their health.
Learn more about Sheila Feinknopf
Would you like to join the Passport to Wellness coordinating committee? Contact the Wellness Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or (614) 251-4570.
Student Center, Suite 235Ohio Dominican University1216 Sunbury RoadColumbus, Ohio 43219
Phone: (614) 251-4570wellnesscenter@ ohiodominican.edu