The history of St. Louis has been heavily influenced by Westward expansion and blues music. The big “must-see” in this region is the Gateway Arch, while other important sites include the Museum of Westward Expansion, the St. Louis Cathedral and the Anheuser-Busch factory tour. The city offers plenty for the whole family. Children will enjoy the local zoo and the Magic House, while family members will also want to unwind at Forest Park, home to the World’s Fair almost a century ago.
Meet our Leaders
Chapter Leader: Cyndi W. and Destiny K.
Cyndi married her best friend and was married to him for 16 amazing years. She was traveling with a friend for a weekend girl’s getaway when she received a call the morning of March 16, 2013 from home, with the shocking and life changing message “Dad won’t wake up.” He was seemingly healthy, only 40 years old, and she was instantly and unexpectedly a 38-year old widow due to his undiagnosed heart disease. Life has never been the same since that day, as she realized she instantly would be a new person, with a new future, a new financial reality and assume the role of solo parent as well. While often her pre-widow relationships waited for her to be “back to her old self” she found acceptance, connection and understanding when she would meet other widows…almost an instant “wister” (widow sister) connection. She was determined to find a way to connect widows in her community in a way where friendship, support, empowerment and new hope for the future could be fostered. She found MWC in 2015 and began seeking the opportunity to bring a chapter to St. Louis. She works in hospice in the St Charles County area, and enjoys time with her 3 kids and her dogs.
Chapter will be focused on growing friendships and connections between widows of all ages through regular meetings, community education, service and outreach. Social events are planned from time to time.