The Susan G. Komen North Florida Race for the Cure announced this month that Amy Pop-Wells will serve as the honorary chair of the 21st annual race this year.
“Amy Pope-Wells is a role model to so many in North Florida,” said Delores Wise, executive director. “Because of Amy’s leadership, more residents and business owners in our five-county service area will find their voice, take action and make an impact on vital breast health issues during the 21st Komen North Florida Race for the Cure.”
When asked why she accepted the role of Honorary Chair, Pope-Wells said, “Assisting Komen North Florida is personal and extremely important to me. I am prepared to do whatever I can to help bring an end to this horrible disease.”
Pope-Wells, president and owner of both Tire Diva and Link Staffice Service is a visionary entrepreneur with more than 25 years of sales, staffing and project management experience. She is always focused on customer service and results for her clients, while working with some of the most influential companies across the country. Pope-Wells and her husband, Craig Wells, started their first business in 2007, a franchise of Link Staffing Services, a flexible staffing company that tailors solutions to fit the human resource needs of local clients.
Pope-Wells grew up in a small suburb community, Monroe, outside of Charlotte, North Carolina. Pope-Wells’ parents taught her the importance of hard work, family, faith and public service. Pope-Wells is a nurse clinician by education and graduated from ACC School of Nursing in North Carolina.
In June 2015, with encouragement from business associates, Pope-Wells launched a new company called Tire Diva. Tire Diva is a full service tire and automotive organization that offers top of the line auto repair and tire services at wholesale pricing as well as recycling solutions for Northeast Florida.
While not working, Pope-Wells actively supports three nonprofits and facilitates regular community events. In addition to supporting her business interests, she serves on the Clay Chamber Board of Directors as co-founder and co-chair of their Women’s Empowerment Council.
Pope-Wells and her husband have four children and have been residents of Clay County for more than 12 years.
Individuals and teams may register for the 21st Komen North Florida Race for the Cure at www.komennorthflorida.org. Volunteers may also sign up to help on race day at the same website. For those who may have a conflict on the Saturday, Oct. 17 race day, a “Sunday Walk for Awareness” will be held in Mandarin at the Bolles School (7400 San Jose Blvd.) on Sunday, Oct. 18. Details for this event are also on the Komen website, www.komennorthflorida.org.
About Susan G. Komen and
the Komen North Florida Affiliate
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever.
In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and launched the global breast cancer movement.
The North Florida Affiliate of Komen for the Cure is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community, joining more than 1 million breast cancer survivors and activists around the globe as part of the world’s largest and most progressive grassroots network fighting breast cancer.
Through events like the Komen North Florida Race for the Cure, the North Florida Affiliate has invested over $2.56 million in community breast health programs in five counties in North Florida.
All net proceeds fund vital breast cancer programs — up to 75 percent stays in the five-county service area to support education, screening and treatment programs — and a minimum of 25 percent is contributed to scientific research.
For more information, call (904) 448-7446 or visit www.komennorthflorida.org.