Kim Pace - Our Founder

Kimberly Anne Kearns Pace

October 1st, patient 1965 – July 23rd 2011

In Memoriam

It is with great sorrow that the IRONDames mark the passing of our inspirational founder Kim, a remarkable woman, who lived an epic four-year journey while battling cancer.

Her calling as a renowned Children’s Speech-Language Pathologist, clinical supervisor with Blue Balloon Health Care, owner and founder of Express Yourself & Music Express saw her improve the lives of thousands of children and families of children with a wide variety of developmental needs including autism.

When asked to summarize her IRONDames Journey Kim wrote:

“It wasn’t very long before I realized that IRONDames was not simply about training for an Ironman and helping me, but Believing; believing in Wellspring, believing in themselves, and believing that anything is possible when you persevere! These ladies have brought more laughter, joy and strength into my life than I could ever imagine. They have helped me deliver hope to people experiencing cancer, raised over $150,000 for Wellspring’s Cancer Exercise Program, and have helped inspire hundreds of people along the way.”

Kim, you have forever changed our lives with lasting experiences, memories and friendships.


To find out more about Kim’s life passion:

  • Read “Remembering Kim Kearns Pace“, pgs 2-3 of Embracing Life, Issue No. 7, Fall 2011 of News from the Halton Downs Syndrome Association