Sorry it took me until Wednesday night to report back on how much fun the St. Louis Crawl for Cancer was, but it took most of us this long to recover from the long day Saturday. It really was a blast. As I have mentioned, this was the first year for the event in St. Louis and the turnout was very impressive. With just under 1000 participants, it made for a lower-key event than we were used to here in Kansas City, but it made for a more intimate time. We met a lot of great people and hopefully helped spread the news about our young foundation. The word spread quickly around the area what all the crazy people in colorful t-shirts were participating in and there is no doubt the St. Louis Crawl is going to grow very rapidly.
Below are a couple of pictures of some of our team members. There were actually three teams representing Jen and some of the members included Jan (Jen's mom), Dennis (Jen's dad), Tina (Jen's stepmother), Jason (Jen's brother), Dave and Jane (Jen's uncle and aunt), several cousins, and many friends.
On another note, Saturday was also the six month anniversary of Jen's passing. To each of us, the time and healing occurs at various paces. Following the 4-5 month hurdle, I have made some strides. The memories are certainly not gone, but the terrible experience of watching her suffer falls a little further into the back of my mind each month. In the forefront are the great memories and the strong motivation to spread the word about this great woman. The continued growth of body and character of our two girls builds my confidence that we are making progress. As hard as it is to accept at times, life is going on.