The Komen Ozark Affiliate announced Shelley McMillon, wife of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.’s CEO-elect Doug McMillon, will be the honorary chair for the 2014 Annual Komen Ozark Race for the Cure on April 26.
“Shelley has been a long-time supporter of Komen Ozark,” says Mary Alfrey, Executive Director of the Ozark affiliate. “We are absolutely thrilled to have her on board as our race chair this year. Her enthusiasm and support of our mission, goals and partners will help build awareness of the work Komen Ozark is doing to help people in Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley who are fighting this disease.”
This is the 16th year the race will be held in Northwest Arkansas. On April 26, thousands of people will come together to celebrate the strong men and women who fight this disease.“Doug and I have been longtime supporters of Komen Ozark,” shares McMillon. “You don’t have to look hard to find someone who has been touched by breast cancer. I have seen first hand the unwavering support, compassion and resources the Komen Ozark team provides to patients, their families and friends. I am honored to be part of the team raising awareness of the great work Komen is doing here at home.”
For more information about the 16th annual Race for the Cure please visit: http://www.komenozark.org/komen-race-for-the-cure/
About Komen Ozark
The Ozark Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure is dedicated to combating breast cancer at every front. Up to 75 percent of the Affiliate’s net income goes toward funding grants to Northwest Arkansas hospitals and community organizations that provide breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment programs for medically underserved women The Komen Ozark Affiliate’s services area covers Benton, Boone, Carroll, Crawford, Madison, Newton, Sebastian, and Washington Counties in Arkansas and Stone and Taney Counties in Missouri.