Dana Castagnos, Chi Omega alum and Junior League of Greater Orlando 5K C-Chair, hosted the Kim Jessup Warm-Up before the Harvest Hustle 5K. Kimberly Marie Jessup unexpectedly passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 while vacationing in Hawaii. Kim’s passion for helping others and her spirit of volunteerism were apparent to all who met her. She was actively involved with the Central Florida Chi Omega Alumni Association and was also the 2010 Harvest Hustle 5K Co-Chair for the Junior League of Greater Orlando.
The Harvest Hustle 5K was an event very close to Kim’s heart. Even after she moved away from Orlando and transferred to another League last year, Kim was actively involved in the planning of last year’s 5K and was even helping her new League start a race. In Kim’s honor, Chi Omegas were invited to attend the 2011 Harvest Hustle wearing their cardinal and straw. At 6:00 PM in Baldwin Park, before the race began, Chi Omegas gathered for a tribute, a warm-up, and a moment of cheer to celebrate Kim’s life before the event she so loved.
Kim’s memory and legacy will always be with us!