Lewellen and Doubleday Announced as Honorary Chairs for 2020 MORE THAN PINK Walk

The Susan G. Komen Ozark Affiliate announced today that Paul Lewellen and Carlos Doubleday will serve as the Honorary Walk Chairs for the 2020 Susan G. Komen Ozark MORE THAN PINK Walk™ on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at Pinnacle Hills Promenade Mall in Rogers. Paul Lewellen is the SVP of Operations-Central Division at Walmart and Carlos Doubleday is the SVP of Operations-Western Division at Walmart. Now in its second year, the MORE THAN PINK Walk brings together an empowered community of hope to raise funds for breast cancer treatment, patient advocacy and lifesaving research. 

Last year, Komen Ozark debuted the new event (formerly known as the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®) with an overwhelmingly positive response.  More importantly, it raised over $850,000 in the fight against breast cancer.  The MORE THAN PINK Walkensures that participants have a clear understanding of the value they provide in Susan G. Komen’s overall mission and how their fundraising makes an impact in our community.

“I am extremely honored and excited to work with the Susan G. Komen Ozark team as Co-chair for the 2020 MORE THAN PINK Walk. Breast cancer has affected the lives of so many, including members of my family,” said Lewellen. “Knowing that the funds raised are helping families in Northwest Arkansas makes this even more special to me.”

“We are both honored and thrilled to have Paul and Carlos serve as our Honorary Walk Chairs this year,” said Lauren Marquette, Executive Director of the Ozark Affiliate.  “The MORE THAN PINK Walk provides an opportunity to come together with others to share stories, laughter and tears while uniting behind a commitment to fight this devastating disease by raising money to save lives,” said Marquette. “We’re excited about this year’s event and registration is now open, so we encourage everyone to register and begin fundraising!” 

“I am excited to be honorary Co-chair for the 2020 Susan G. Komen MORE THAN PINK Walk,” said Doubleday. “I have the utmost respect for all the work that Komen Ozark does to help advance research, funding and preventative care for the men and women of Northwest Arkansas.”

The Komen Ozark MORE THAN PINK Walk™ event, brings a fresh new look and experience focused on energizing the community around the lifesaving work Komen’s supporters make possible.  The Susan G. Komen organization is the only breast cancer organization that fights breast cancer on all fronts.  The way in which Komen Ozark does so will be reflected in the four pillars at the event- Research, Care, Community and Action. Participation in this event and individual fundraising help provide services for every step of the breast cancer journey, including education, bilingual breast health navigation, screening and diagnostic services, emergency assistance, transportation and research.

Komen Ozark MORE THAN PINK Walk

Saturday, April 25

Pinnacle Hills Promenade Mall

Rogers, AR

Register Online Now http://www.komenozark.org

“We look forward to seeing everyone walking on April 25 for a day of inspiration and hope as we honor those we have lost, celebrate those who have survived and support everyone currently living with breast cancer,” added Marquette. “Come walk with us!”

For more information on this event and to register please visit us online at www.komenozark.org

New! Komen Ozark BigWig Campaign!

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BigWig [ ˈbigˌwig ] (noun): an important person, usually in a particular sphere; synonyms: VIP · (very) important person

Komen Ozark BigWig (noun): a very important person on a mission to end breast cancer forever by raising awareness and funds in their community; willing to have fun while wearing a ridiculous pink wig.

The Ozark Affiliate of Susan G. Komen is proud to announce a brand NEW campaign coming to Northwest Arkansas called the BigWig program.  A BigWig is a community leader who has a passion for helping the uninsured/underinsured women in our community receive lifesaving services.  These BigWigs will hit the streets of our local community in their pink wigs beginning late August to raise awareness and funds to help in the fight to end breast cancer forever.  The program will start at the end of August and will last up until the ultimate BigWig will be “crowned” at the Pink Ribbon Luncheon on October 2nd.  To learn more about the program, who will be included in the inaugural group of BigWigs and how you can give to your favorite BigWig visit www.komenozark.org or follow the action on Komen Ozark’s social media sites.

**The BigWig reveal will happen on KNWA Today (NBC) at 6:45 a.m. then again on Fox 24 News at 7, around 7:15 a.m. **