Tracey graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1990 and served as a Naval officer flying CH-46 helicopters. She earned the rank of Lieutenant, and resigned in 1999 to proudly pursue her calling as the mother of three young children and the wife of Steve Yeager, also a USNA graduate. Throughout her struggle with cancer, Tracey was a model of faith, strength, and courage. She positively inspired everyone who came into contact with her. She passed away on Memorial Day of 2010.
Over the last several years of Tracey’s life, we were so consumed with the world of Cancer that when it came time for fundraising, we looked for ways to help lessen the financial burden of other families battling cancer. The Kosciusko County Cancer Care Fund was the perfect avenue to accomplish that, at the time.
When we decided to bring back the Tracey Yeager Memorial 5K Run/Walk, we shifted our focus to helping the community, while honoring Tracey and what she was about. Tracey had cancer, but it didn’t define her - even a little bit. Faith, family, friends and fellowship were the things she was passionate about. She loved to run, bike, walk and to be outside in God’s creation. A memorial 5K in her name, that is designed to be a family friendly event, makes all the sense in the world. And setting up a fund – the Tracey’s Trails Fund - that can help the community in the continued development and expansion of the trails system, felt like the perfect way to honor Tracey’s legacy.
To make a tax deductible donation, please follow the link below to the Kosciusko County Community Foundation website and designate your donation for "Tracey's Trails".
You may also send your donation in the form of a check made payable to KCCF to:
SYM Financial Advisors, 801 Park Avenue, Winona Lake, IN 46590
Please add 'Tracey's Trails' in the memo.