2018 Race for the Cure – Committee Member Spotlight! Meet Anna and Lindsay

About your Concierge! AnnaYour race day liaison, Anna Daily, is a graduate of the UofA, lifelong hog fan, and longtime NWA resident.  Anna has volunteered in other capacities with Komen Ozark, and understands how the funds raised through this race will impact the lives of women and families throughout Northwest  Arkansas and Southern Missouri.

Anna is currently the Chief Scientist for Ascendant Dx and is working to develop a screening test for breast cancer using proteins from tears. Anna has had the opportunity to meet with women at all stages of the breast health continuum of care and is passionate about reducing deaths due to breast cancer by increasing access to care and breast health education. Anna looks forward to meeting you and helping you enjoy your race day experience


LindsayI am Lindsay Rutherford and I serve as a race day liaison.  I have volunteered with Komen Ozark for the past two years, serving as a concierge on the Race Committee.  I fully believe in the work Komen Ozark is doing.  By not only educating women on Breast Health but also by supporting women financially, emotionally, and physically, I truly believe that the number of breast cancer deaths and late stage diagnosis will be greatly decreased.

Breast cancer awareness is a very near and dear to my heart both professionally and personally.  Professionally, I work for Ascendant Dx developing a novel low cost screening test to detect breast cancer using tears.  Breast cancer is also personal for me as I, like countless others, have family members and friends affected by this disease.  Through my work at Ascendant and in my personal life I met countless women who have or had breast cancer which strengthens my resolve to  make a difference in their lives.

I am very excited to be on the Race Committee again this year and am looking forward to another successful event.




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