Stepping Out Sepsis 5k Road Race/1 Mile Stroll
Apr 04, 2017 06:25AM
By Theresa Gilman
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 Road Race/1 Mile Stroll in Dracut. The event will educate the community about sepsis and raise funds in support of the Rory Staunton Foundation. The first annual race was held on May 8, 2016 – the first anniversary of Emily Edwards’ death.
Anyone can register for the race or contribute financially to the appeal, by clicking HERE.
Here are the details:
What: S.O.S Stepping Out Sepsis 5k Road Race/1 Mile Stroll
When: May 7, 2017 at 10am
Where: Centralville Sportsmen’s Club, 308 Wheeler Rd, Dracut, MA 01826
To Register: https://www.runreg.com/sos-stepping-out-sepsis
The Rory Staunton Foundation would like to thank Becky Taylor and her family for raising funds for the our Foundation, which will be used to educate our communities about sepsis.
To reduce the number of sepsis-caused deaths through: Raising public awareness of sepsis through education and awareness programs to promote faster diagnosis and effective treatment for children and young adults Improving medical diagnosis of sepsis, particularly pediatric sepsis, through the implementation of rapid treatment protocols and improved communication between parents and medical staff in hospitals and medical clinics Supporting those affected by sepsis and providing a platform for their voices to be heard.