We formed a team STEPH STRONG to honor the memory of our dear friend Stephanie Gardner. Steph passed away in December 2017 at the untimely age of 45 after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Steph was a remarkable woman who touched so many of our lives. Steph swam with many of us as she trained for triatholons. She became a six-time Ironman finisher, with a national ranking in her age group. In addition to her athletic prowess, Steph ran a doggy daycare and boarding business – and took care of many of our dogs.
A group of Steph’s friends have formed a team, STEPH STRONG, to honor her memory. As we plunge into the (hopefully not icy) water on August 10th we will remember Steph – her laughter, love, determination, and incredible strength.