Bielema is a three-time breast cancer survivor and a passionate supporter of breast cancer research and awareness. “If my story can help one woman make the decision to get her mammogram, then everything I have been through is worth it,” said Bielema, in a statement. “I am so excited to come to Arkansas and celebrate the wonderful people who make this race great. As a mom and a survivor, there is no other place I want to be on April 26.”
According to Komen Ozark, Bielema is a retired day care operator and still lives Prophetstown, Ill., where she and Arnie, her husband of 53 years, raised their family.
This is the 16th year the race will be held in Northwest Arkansas and the sixth year racers will run the course at the Pinnacle Promenade in Rogers. Registration is open and teams are currently forming.
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