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Former Second Wind President, Tom Archer Dies

We are sad to announce that we recently learned that Tom Archer passed away Sunday, March 8, 2020. We will miss Tom and will remember the wonderful things he did in service to Second Wind and those we help.

Tom was the president of Second Wind St. Louis for 15 years, longer than anyone else. He helped many people through the years heading the assistance fund and through countless acts of kindness. He helped a lot of people through some terribly difficult times.

To learn more about Tom’s role in Second Wind in his own words, please click here. It is his farewell letter when he left office.

We will report back when we have more information.

2020 Trivia Night is Cancelled

As an organization whose mission is to support lung transplant patients, we have decided not to hold our annual trivia night. Knowing that Coronavirus is in St. Louis is very troubling for all of us. We, as an organization, want our families to stay healthy during this scary time for immune-suppressed individuals. With the thought for our well being and safety, we have decided to cancel our Trivia event.

We wish you and your families a safe and healthy year. We look forward to seeing you in October at our Lung Walk.

Sincerely,
The Board of Directors and President of
Second Wind Lung Transplant Association of St. Louis

Second Wind St. Louis Welcomes Ken Schanz as our New President

We would like to announce that Ken Schanz is Second Wind St. Louis’ new president. We would like you to join us in welcoming Ken in his new role as our president. He has been a board member for 3 years and has been a caretaker for over 16 years. He is very enthusiastic and has a lot of good energy. We think he will do a wonderful job as Second Wind’s new president and be committed to Second Wind’s mission of helping those going through lung transplantation.

We would like to thank Tom Archer for his enormous contribution to Second Wind through the years. Tom has been our president since 2002 and has devoted countless hours to helping people through lung transplantation. The Second Wind Lung Transplant Association of St. Louis, and the lung transplant community as a whole, owe Tom a huge debt of gratitude for the kindness, effort and energy he has put into helping the lung transplant community through our association. As President Emeritus, Tom will continue to advise Second Wind in the coming months.

Susan Wilson Solovic to emcee the
2015 Lung Walk and 5K Race

Susan-Wilson-Solovic_225Susan Wilson Solovic will emcee the 2015 Second Wind St. Louis Lung Walk and 5K Race. She is a a regular contributor on Fox Business and is ABC’s Small Business Contributor and was a former contributor to ABC’s America This Morning and Money Matters, MSNBC’s Your Business and Fox-TV’s Good Day New York.

She wrote the book “It’s Your Biz,” which became a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Amazon.com Top 100 and USA Today bestseller. As the winner of the 1979 Miss Missouri pageant, Solovic (as Susan Wilson) represented the state of Missouri in the 1980 Miss America pageant; she placed as the third runner-up.

Second Wind St. Louis Garage Sale

Second Wind is having a garage sale. It’s this Saturday, May 3 during the Crestwood city-wide garage sale. Come to 1245 Tahiti Drive, Crestwood, MO 63126. All proceeds from the sale at 1245 Tahiti Drive will go to Second Wind St. Louis.

To Contribute or Participate

Bring your items to Carrie’s house before May 1 with your chosen price. If you cannot drop off your items, please contact Carrie for a pick up.

We will be selling baked goods and lemonade the day of the sale. So bring by your baked goods (or purchased goodies). All proceeds go to Second Wind St. Louis.

Here is a PDF of the garage sale flyer.

We hop to see you there.

2012 Lung Walk Race Results

The 9th annual Lung Walk was a great success and a wonderful event. The rain held off. It was a beautiful day for a run and everyone had a blast. We will publish more information to follow up, but for now, here are the results for the 5k race.

Name Time
Micah Morris 26.09 First Place Male
Shanna Porter 27.17 First Place Female
Chris Rankin 27.17
Abbie Morris 28.19
Michael Holt 29.45
Rita Kellogg 29.53
Matthew Wallace 29.56
Cheri Henderson 29.45
Collette Kaster 36.50
Jessica Cameron 36.52
Maria Tumbarello 36.53
Brandy Forrest 36.54
Rory McCue 37.01
Shaun McCue 37.02
Pat McCue 37.02
Micah Roberts 37.03
Dan Rosenkrans 37.03
Shane Ruggless 37.03
Jason Coomer 37.04
Unknown 37.04
Gigi Ylagan 37.04
Ellie Guerico 37.05
Laura Roberts 37.05
Dan Barnes 37.05
Stacey Shue 37.07
Lindsay Wallace 37.40
Matt Martin 37.57
Jill Genovese 38.15
Kelly Union 38.16
Justin Summary 38.21
Megan Meckfessel 38.22
Linda Hearn 38.45
Hannah Bock 39.28
Megan Bock 44.00
Jeremy Parks 44.00
Monica Parks 44.00
Lindell Wallace 48.09
Nicole Matthews 48.12
Susan Turner 48.47
Dottie Gray 50.24

Lend your time and talents to help Second Wind

The St. Louis Second Wind Lung Transplant Association needs you! By volunteering, you are providing the much-needed support to help further our mission of serving lung transplant patients and their families. Your efforts also will help to: Add Years to Their Lives and Life to Their Years.

You Choose…
We Have a Volunteer Opportunity to Match Your Interests and Skills…
• Looking for a fun team-building event for your co-workers? Form teams for the Second Wind Lung Walk. (Find out which department can raise the most money
• Do you like to raise money for good causes? Offer to recruit corporate sponsors and raffle items for the Lung Walk or organize a fundraising event such as a dinner dance, golf or fishing tournament, or bike ride..
• Do you like the adrenaline rush of pulling everything together? Consider pitching in with logistical support for a local chapter event.
• By giving a few hours, sharing a few ideas and making a few connections, you can make a profound difference in the St. Louis Chapter of Second Wind and your local community — and to children and adults waiting for life-saving lung transplants at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.