Thursday, May 8, 2014

A Busy Saturday: The Heart Walk at Busch Stadium and Listen to Your Mother's Show at St. Luke's

This Saturday, May 10, I'll be participating in the Heart Walk at Busch Stadium, on a team to honor my sister-in-law Gerry, who will celebrate the one-year anniversary of her heart transplant in July. 

Gerry's daughter, my niece Jamie, is once again sponsoring a team through her employer, Cassidy Turley, who has donated a special prize (St. Louis Cardinals tickets) to be raffled among Jamie's team members.

Jamie and Gerry will be walking side-by-side with my brother Jim. My sister Kathleen and I will be there along with other members of the Duly and Schneider families and Jamie's Cassidy Turley family at work.  

The  Heart Walk opening ceremony starts at 8:30 with the walk beginning at 9:00. Jamie's company’s meeting spot is in Section 157 in Busch Stadium. 

Here's a link to Jamie's work team if you'd like to  join us in some heart-healthy exercise or donate for this worthy cause.


At the signing last Saturday for the Not Your Mother's Book: On Being a Mom, I chatted with Ellie Grossman, author of of Mishegas of Motherhood.

During our conversation, Ellie reminded me about the Second Annual Mother's Day Listen to Your Mother Show St. Louis on Saturday, May 10 at St. Luke's at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The show features live readings of funny, touching, and inspiring stories about motherhood. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the local charity, Girls in the Know.

With the heart walk being on the same day, I won't be able to make this event, which is disappointing because the brilliant and funny writer Sioux Roslawski is among the featured speakers. 


If you're in the local area and want to have some fun while supporting a worthy cause, check out one--or both events-- if you're able!


  1. Gerry's story is so inspiring, Donna. Please know I'll be sending your team best wishes this Saturday. I'm excited to be attending Listen to Your Mother this year!

  2. Donna--Congratulate Gerry for me for being a survivor. Women like her--who struggle with serious health problems and emerge on the other side as fierce survivors--are an inspiration to all of us.

    Brilliant? That's doubtful, but I will accept "funny," especially since I might trip on the hem of my skirt and go headlong across the stage, doing freakishly-funny cartwheels...

    Thankfully for everyone's need for levity, it will be filmed and eventually go on Youtube...(Thanks so much for the shout-out, Donna.)

  3. Hi Tammy,
    Gerry is inspiring. Hope you had a great time at LTYM.

    Hi Sioux,
    I will. You are brilliantly funny. I'm looking forward to watching your reading on Youtube.

  4. So many wonderful events this time of year. Congratulations to your sister on her upcoming anniversary. That's amazing! (I'm hoping to get to LTYM next year.)

    1. Hi Mary,
      Thanks. I hope to get to LTYM next year, too. Why are all the good events on the same day?


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