This is my 3rd year participating in this triathlon and I do it for a very special cause and in memory of Kim Winclawski.
Hi everyone! My name is Kim Jenckes and I am participating in my 3rd annual triathlon for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund on Sunday, June 10th 2012 in Naperville, Illinois. I have never been so touched and motivated to do something as I am to do this race again this year. I do this in memory of Kim Winclawski, Mike's mom and my wonderful mother-in-law, who passed away on April 27, 2011 from stage 4 ovarian cancer. She had been a fighter for over 4 years, defying all odds, but her road was not easy and has really motivated me to help find a cure for this horrible disease that has had such an impact on not only her life, but everyone that came in contact with this amazing woman. Her spirits were always high although the chemotherapy really took a toll on her and her determination went unmatched. She was such a fighter and although I had no idea what she was going through I decided that I wanted to help. If I couldn't fight for her the least I can do is to race in her honor and memory. Last year my goal was $750 and I far surpassed that goal, raising over $2500 for OCRF, so again this year I have pledged to raise at least $750.00 for the OCRF and I hope that you will consider making a donation to help me cross the finish line again this year and give Kim and other fighters out there the hope that although she can't be with us, she is watching over us and knows that we are all working towards finding a cure for such a deadly disease affecting so many women out there. I am training hard and hope you all will come out and cheer me on at Centennial Beach in Naperville June 10th. Please let me know if you would like to attend and I will give you specifics. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your genorosity and love that you give us everyday.