Wow, the summer is flying by...but we say that every year, don't we? Ours continues to busy, but enjoyable. Last weekend ended up being a great trip to Cape Girardeau for me, Emma, Peighton, Jan, and Bob. I'd like to thank the Kohlfeld, Jones, and Bles families for treating us to such a good time. For those of you that don't know, Jen is originally from Cape Girardeau and the majority of her family continues to live there. I can't begin to express how great these people are and how welcome they always make the girls and I feel. There were some great pictures taken, and as soon as I get my hands on them I'll share a few. Now if they would just build a highway that was a straight shot from K.C. to Cape, it would make the drive a little easier!
Last night was another productive board meeting for the Jennifer Ireland Foundation. I think I speak for everyone on the board when I say that I am always re-energized and excited about the potential this foundation has for changing lives and opening doors for those families suffering through cancer. The golf tournament was given a lot of attention. We'll be plugging away over the next eight weeks to make it a great experience for all. Please check your calenders on Saturday September 22nd and get your teams signed up ASAP. There are numerous opportunities for sponsorship, so if anyone is interested or has suggestions please let me know. We also put a lot of pressure on Brian Cole, our invaluable web developer, board member, and good friend. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for the new foundation site to be unveiled. Our vision is for it to develop into a destination and social network for cancer patients, families, friends, etc.
This weekend about three dozen of us will converge on St. Louis for the 1st annual Crawl for Cancer. It looks as if the turnout will be just under a thousand participants with the J.I. Foundation receiving 1/3 of the proceeds. Awesome response for a new event!
Here's Em and P: