Women of Achievement Awards Video

I recently wrote about the Women of Achievement Awards,  you can read more here, and wanted to share with you the video that was shown during the ceremony. It was a moving ceremony and the videos were very inspiring. Leisa Zigman was kind enough to lend her voice and time to help with my video, and I can’t begin to thank her enough.

You can view my video, here.



Sing for Siteman Concert

Sing for Siteman Concert

You are invited to join me on Monday, June 9 for the Siteman Cancer Center event Sing for Siteman Concert. It will be a fantastic event for a great cause. New York based pianist and artistic director for the concert, Carol Wong, will accompany seven world-class artists from the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis’ 2014 season. For one night only, this group will come together to use their voices in the fight against cancer. The musical selections for the concert are meant to inspire hope and provide an uplifting experience with operatic classics to the Broadway favorites.

The doors open at 6:45 p.m. with the performance beginning at 7:30 p.m. and will take place at the Performing Arts Center at the John Burroughs School, 755 S. Price Road, St. Louis, MO 63124. A “Meet the Artists” wine and dessert reception will be held after the concert. Proceeds will benefit the Director’s Discovery Fund at the Siteman Cancer Center.

Tickets are $50 for general open seating or $100 for preferred section seating. To purchase tickets, click here or call the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis box office at 314-961-0644. For more information, call the Siteman Cancer Center development office at 314-935-5511.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Women of Achievement Awards

Yesterday, I had the honor of receiving a Women of Achievement award during a special luncheon. The fellow recipients are truly inspiring women, and it was a thrill to share the stage with them. The Women of Achievement luncheon had a record crowd of 750 attendees, and I am so grateful for the many family members and friends who came to show their support. There were many organizations and individuals who are doing important work for the St. Louis community, and it was really neat to have them gathered in one place..

My family’s constant support means so much, and I know Kati and Kyle were cheering me on from afar. A special thank you to Dave for being by my side  – he is my champion in everything I do.

A thank you as well to Leisa Zigman for her wonderfully kind words as part of the video shared at the event.

Here are a few photos from the day:

Women of Achievement Award Event

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Women of Achievement Luncheon Program


Great Day St. Louis

I recently had the fantastic opportunity to share my story with Virginia Kerr at Great Day St. Louis. It was such a great experience meeting her and the segment turned out wonderful. I hope the interview inspires others to feel hope in whatever challenges they are facing and to understand the importance of prevention to their health. You can read more and watch the video at the Great Day St. Louis site, here.

In the story, Virginia mentions the upcoming Women of Achievement Awards event happening this Thursday, May 15. I’ll be sure to post more about the luncheon following the event. You can read more about the Women of Achievement Awards, including this year’s recipients, at woastl.org.

Girls on the Run Race Highlights

Wow – what a special weekend!

On Saturday, I served as the honorary chair for the Girls on the Run race. It was huge with 4,500 girls in the race and 9,000 people overall. The energy was positive and the experience was rewarding on so many levels.  As I mentioned in my previous post (read more here), I was asked by my nieces to run with them in the race, which meant so much to me. Then, during part of the race, I ran alongside a sight-impaired girl and her father – I was so moved by their story.

Another memorable moment is that each girl celebrates their goal once crossing the finish line. In a world where so many of these girls might be told that they can’t do certain things, it is incredible for them to work hard and train for the race and then achieve their goal. They learn that they “can.”

Fox2 reported live from the race, and you can see my interview with them here.

I would like to take a moment to again thank the Girls on the Run race organizers. They did such a fantastic job of making sure the event was a success, and were all so nice.

I hope all moms had a wonderful Mother’s Day! I spent mine with my family, and it was lovely.

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Girls on the Run Honorary Chair

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