Stepping Out Sepsis – Emily Edwards’ Family Honors Her with 5K Race/1 Mile Stroll
On May 8, 2015, Becky Taylor’s family was changed forever. Her beloved aunt, who was also a mom, grandmother, sister and friend, was taken from them at the age of 67.
Emily Edwards’ killer was identified to her family as sepsis, a condition they had never before heard of.
After the loss of her aunt, Becky began to do some research, trying to understand how sepsis could take the life of a health woman so suddenly. As she learned about sepsis, she began to realize how widespread it was, how many lives it claimed, how many families it shatters each year and how few people have heard of it.
She and her cousins decided to take action. They began a mission to spread awareness of sepsis and help people understand when to seek medical help. They launched the S.O.S Stepping Out Sepsis 5k race/1 mile stroll in their home town of Dracut, Massachusetts. The event will educate the community about sepsis and raise funds in support of the Rory Staunton Foundation. The first annual race will be held on May 8, 2016 – the first anniversary of Emily Edwards’ death.
Anyone can register for the race or contribute financially to the appeal.
Here are the details:
What: S.O.S Stepping Out Sepsis 5k race/1 mile stroll
When: May 8, 2016 at 9am
Where: Centralville Sportsmen’s Club, 308 Wheeler Rd, Dracut, MA 01826
To Register: https://www.runreg.com/sos-stepping-out-sepsis
For more information, email Becky at email@example.com or connect on Facebook athttps://www.facebook.com/groups/steppingoutsepsis/ .
Raffle tickets will be on sale for a number of great items, including a hockey stick signed by the Boston Bruins.
We would like to thank Becky Taylor and her family for raising funds for the Rory Staunton Foundation, which will be used to educate our communities about sepsis.