Latriece Watkins – Honorary Chair for 2017 Race for the Cure

Latriece Watkins Photo.jpgThe Susan G. Komen Ozark Affiliate is pleased to announce that Latriece Watkins will serve as the honorary race chair for the 2017 Komen Ozark Race for the Cure on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Pinnacle Hills Promenade Mall in Rogers.

Latriece Watkins is currently Senior Vice President, General Merchandise Manager, Consumables for Walmart U.S. She joined Walmart as a Real Estate intern in 1997, and over 10 years gained experience in property management and administration, commercial transactions, property development and dispositions. Since 2008, Latriece has held leadership roles in Sam’s Club and Walmart U.S., including Divisional Merchandise Manager (DMM) of Adult Beverages and GMM of Snacks and Beverage. In 2015, she led the Ways of Working Enterprise Strategy work stream, a role designed to define how associates work together across the company to achieve shared business goals more efficiently and effectively.

“We are honored and excited to have Latriece Watkins serve as our honorary race chair this year,” said Lauren Marquette, Executive Director of the Ozark Affiliate.  “The Race for the Cure is our largest fundraiser and provides critical funding for local women and men who are in need of life-saving services.  Latriece’s support will help build awareness of the local need.” 

“I have tremendous respect for the work that Komen does to advance both research and funding for those impacted by breast cancer, said Latriece Watkins, 2017 Honorary Race Chair.  “As the daughter of a survivor, I know it is a whole family fight. I am delighted to advance Komen’s mission this year by serving as the chair for the 2017 Komen Ozark Race for the Cure.”

The Komen Ozark Race for the Cure raises funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates survivors and honors those who have lost their battle from the disease. Participation in the event and individual fundraising help provides free services for every step of the breast cancer journey, including education, outreach, screening and diagnostic services, emergency assistance, transportation and research

This is the 19th year the race will be held in Northwest Arkansas.  On April 22, 2017 thousands of people will come together to celebrate the strong women and men who have fought or continue to fight this disease.

75% of net proceeds is invested in the local community and provides education, screening and treatment support services to women, men and families in the 10 counties served by Komen Ozark. 25% of the net race proceeds will be invested in breast cancer research through the Susan G. Komen Research Program.

Race registration for teams and individuals is now open! Events include a Survivor Breakfast and Parade, a timed 10K and 5K runs, non-timed 5K and a one mile fun walk.  Registration will also be available for Paws for the Cure, Kids for the Cure and Virtual participant.

For more information about the 19th annual Race for the Cure please visit:




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