Pink Ribbon Luncheon

Thursday, October 2nd was the 11th annual Pink Ribbon Luncheon of Northwest Arkansas. Each October, over 500 people gather in support of everything that Komen Ozark stands for and does for the fight against Breast Cancer. This year was no different. Christine Clifford was the guest speaker and really energized the crowd with her humor and positive outlook on life and being a 14 year survivor! I got to see some of my friends from Walmart that were on my race committee when I worked at the home office! I’m selfishly hoping that my record from last year of 2200 racers from the home office and over 1 million in donations stays standing at the top for quite some time. But I know the team this year will do everything possible to beat my record, especially since I can guarantee some stiff competition from Tyson (since I’m there now)! Yep, that’s a dare! hehe

There was a great display from Brighton and some other stores in the area who support Komen on a national basis. I loved this display: I’m so honored and proud to be part of such an amazing cause! The fight against Breast Cancer translates into the fight for the cure to cancer in general. I have been affected by so many types of cancer in my family and group of friends – I know there is a cure and I know it will be found with in my life time!

I’d love to eventually work for the National Affiliate – so if anyone from Komen National reads this (or if anyone feels obliged to pass it on) PLEASE PLEASE do so!
My Resume is ready!

Pink Trash Ball

It was a great success! Tons of fun, tons of people and TONS of PINK!!!
There are some really great pictures here: Pink Trash Ball 2008 pictures
If you ever need a photographer in Northwest Arkansas – Eric is your guy! Go the above linked site for his info!
Here’s pictures of me and Mike and me and mom… as well as some other great shots from the event!

It was a success once again this year! Thanks for everyone who came out partied hard for an amazing cause! I can’t wait to do it again next year!!!


Please come out to help TRASH BREAST CANCER at the 2nd annual Pink Trash Ball – 9pm Friday night, September 19th @ George’s Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville. Ultra Suede will play all night long and there will be prizes for “best dressed!” So get out your 1980’s prom dresses and your early 90’s headbands, and come out for a fabulous night to benefit a great local cause – the Ozark Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased directly from or at the door as well. Hope to see you all there. For more information please call ME directly or the Komen Office at 479.750.PINK!

Pink Trash Ball 2008

Planning has officially begun!
Mark your calendars (and get a baby sitter) for Friday, September 19th – George’s Majestic Lounge! Ultra Suede will headline the event – it will, of course, be FABULOUS!

Hell Yeah it’s About the T-shirt

That was our internal slogan for our Race Committee this year – but it quickly gained popularity …

  • One t-shirt (registration fee) pays for one mammogram
  • 4 t-shirts pays for an over night visit at the hospital
  • 15 t-shirts pay for a lumpectomy
  • the list goes on – so yes… Hell YEAH, it’s about the t-shirt

This year’s race is over and it was a sucess! A few hiccups but not overt drama. The weather was beautiful! A bit chilly but over all not too cold.

There were over 15,000 participants and over all more than $950,000 was raised. Not quite the million we had as our goal, however, donations are still rolling in so it’s a good bet that goal will be reached in a couple of weeks!

There are some great pictures from the Race – check out the links to the right! Here are a couple 1) Jennifer and Me – Jennifer was my Wal-Mart co-chair – I couldn’t ask for anyone better to work with! 2) me and my parents

I can’t wait to do it all again next week – but I am ready for a little down time.

Next years race is Saturday, April 25th! Mark your calendars!

Race Day is almost here!!!

As many of you know, I am the chair person for the Wal-Mart Race for the Cure team. It’s a great honor and really exciting, but a LOT of work. We have over 2,200 people on our team this year which is well above our goal of 1,800 – a great way to kick off my first leadership season! We also have donated over $100,000!!!

The race is this Saturday (4/19) and I’m ready for it to be over. As much fun as I have had, I need bring this race to an end! That way we can start planning for next year’s race hehehe…
If, for some reason, you didn’t participate in the Race this year, NEVER FEAR! There are multiple opportunities for you get involved with the fight against Breast Cancer. Early fall, we will have our second annual Pink Trash Ball at George’s again – YAY!
Here is a list of other events coming up soon! For more information, visit

Save the Date
April 18
Pasta Party

April 19
Komen Ozark Race for
the Cure

April 20
Try It On for the Cure
Coldwater Creek, Promenade in Rogers

May 3, 2008
The Woodhouse Spa
Grand Opening Event @ 6pm

June 4, 2008
Dine for the Cure
Abuelo’s Mexican Embassy
Rogers, AR

June 6-8, 2008
Pitch for the Cure

Babies! & Kansas City & no $

Lynn updated her baby blog finally… after like 6 months– so check that out – Baby Dunning in the line up on the right.

As mentioned earlier, most of my friends have babies. Lindsey – you need a blog for Stella.

It’s an Ice Day here today – not snow and really not a whole lot of ice but enough for me to stay home since I can’t get off the hill. I’m working from home, which I really enjoy. I think I am definitely disciplined enough to get things done on my own. The hardest part is not being able to just run across the office to talk to someone. I’m watching the True Hollywood Story of the cast of Full House. Jodie Sweeten didn’t age very well by the way…

I’m trying to figure out the best way to put some pictures on here.

I was in Kansas City all weekend long setting up my booths for the Wal-Mart Year Beginning Meeting – Here are some pics of my fabulous display booths. It was FREEEEEZING in KC – the high was 14 and the wind chill was below zero – I’ve never been to KC for anything but work but I’m going back in about a month for Cole’s Bachelorette party and I know it’ll be fun, no matter what the temperature!

Not much going on here – still vowing to not go out until Valentine’s Day so much unless its free – that’s going to work in our favor the next few weeks – I have a couple of Komen events and Young Professionals – all free! YAY!

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