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Emma Walk the Walk
Emma
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Emma
Emma

My Story

I first met Sarah at university in 1998 and, together with Louise and Lisa, we spent the next three years studying, living together and "trying" to cook. Our signature household dish was pasta surprise. Looking back the only surprise was that we ate it! 

After a busy three years at university we left to join the real world of work. Now scattered all over the UK we would chat over email and meet-up whenever we had a spare weekend. One of my biggest regrets is that I didn't make more time to...

I first met Sarah at university in 1998 and, together with Louise and Lisa, we spent the next three years studying, living together and "trying" to cook. Our signature household dish was pasta surprise. Looking back the only surprise was that we ate it! 

After a busy three years at university we left to join the real world of work. Now scattered all over the UK we would chat over email and meet-up whenever we had a spare weekend. One of my biggest regrets is that I didn't make more time to catch-up; you always assume that there will be another weekend and another opportunity to chat. 

Last year Sarah was taken from us. She was 36 years-old. Sarah had been diagnosed with breast cancer just 15 months earlier.  Because of cancer, Sarah's two young children have lost their wonderful mum and Darren has lost his beautiful wife. 

I regret that I never made the time to tell Sarah how I was in awe of her. I regret that I never told her how I wasn't surprised when she approached the news of her cancer with bravery, positivity and determination. I have been trying to make up for these regrets ever since. However, even now I find that my words are inadequate. They aren't good enough for our Sarah. 

I always think of Sarah as being someone who took action. Therefore, I like to think that she would have been delighted by the fact that a group of us are attempting the Moonwalk in her name. I know that she would want us to do something positive in her memory and that she would want us to take action for other people affected by cancer. I do think that she would also find it funny that we are attempting the whole marathon!    
   
I've created this page because Sarah would want us to make a difference. I'm inspired by the work of Walk the Walk and wanted to support them by raising money as part of my participation in The MoonWalk London 2017. Please help our team - Sarah's Angels, please help us do Sarah proud. You can help by giving whatever you can using the 'Give Now' button. The more people that know about Walk the Walk, the greater their impact, so please also spread the word by sharing my page with your friends and family. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!

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2015 was a tough year. As for 2016 - well, there are no words. Sarah was a devoted mother, loving wife and amazing friend to so many people. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer aged 35 I never did quite fully believe it could be true. I neve...

2015 was a tough year. As for 2016 - well, there are no words. Sarah was a devoted mother, loving wife and amazing friend to so many people. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer aged 35 I never did quite fully believe it could be true. I never let myself believe that one day she just wouldn't be there any more. I always hoped, and therefore believed, that she would beat it. Then in July 2016, 15 months after being diagnosed, she finally lost her epic battle and had to say goodbye to her 5 and 3 year old children. Life shouldn't be like this. Even now I can't believe we'll never see her again. Never chat, laugh, cuddle, argue, love. There is just a huge hole in all our lives that can never again be filled. We have to beat this, so others can be saved from the same horrific experience. To do that we need to raise money, so here we are.

When my friends suggested at Sarah's funeral that we walk The MoonWalk London 2017, I jumped at the chance - I finally felt I could do something constructive. Besides, it can't be that hard to WALK a marathon, right? And May seemed a long way off, so plenty of time to prepare. Well, having finally realised that May is no longer a long way off, I've also realised that 26 miles is one HECK of a long way! I've no idea how we're going to be able to do this, but somehow we will, and I hope you will all support us in what is now clearly seen as an EPIC challenge. Please give whatever you can using the 'Give Now' button. The more people that know about Walk the Walk, the greater their impact, so please also spread the word by sharing my page with your friends and family. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!

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