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

Much Love and Pinkness!

Much Love and Pinkness-BlogHello Komen Nation!

That’s sure what it feels like here in Northwest Arkansas as we gear up for the big day on Saturday!

This time of year (and also in October, of course) I enjoy watching people express their support with all manner of pinkness.  I like to mentally give Pink Awards.  So far, “Most Creative Use of Pink” is the pink cement mixer I spotted on the road last week.  “Bravest Use of Pink” goes to Joe here at work, sporting pink trousers for our wear pink day.  “Most Clever Use of Pink” is yet to be finalized, but the pink cups in the fence at Fayetteville Post Office last October are going to be hard to beat.

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Aren’t these signs of support incredibly uplifting?!  I am so grateful for survivors, co-survivors and supporters who really put themselves out there for the cause.

Today at our work building, we had a dunk tank, a pie in the face booth, and  ’Que for the Cause (all food donated by Dickie’s!)  I watched my colleagues climb into a dunk tank  (in temperature below 50 degrees!) and goad their teams into spending more money ($5 for three balls or $20 for unlimited) to hurl balls at them and dunk them in that miserable water over and over and over.  Brrr!  Pies went for $5 each and the whipped cream was flying!

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I had a blast out in our parking lot (I finally dunked Bruce on about my eighth throw!) I am deeply touched that so many people go to such lengths to support The Cure.  I feel the same way about the incredible volunteer army we have pulling off the race!.  It looks like the weather may be bad Friday night (perhaps paying it forward for a pretty Saturday?)  A heartfelt THANK YOU to the planning and set-up teams who will make our race happens despite rain, wind, and sleep deprivation!  On behalf of all survivors…the work you do – the support you provide – makes survivorship easier and brings The Cure closer and closer.

Much love and pinkness…see you at the Race!



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*Our Guest Blogger, Marybeth Cornwell is the Honorary Survivor Chair for the 17th Annual Komen Ozark Race for the Cure.  Marybeth is the Senior Vice President of Home for Walmart United States and just celebrated her three year cancerversary.