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CRY for Stephen

We are embarking on a fundraising adventure for Cardiac Risk in the Young because we want to continue Stephen Owen's guiding light

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Cardiac Risk in the Young

We fund support, screening & research to help those affected by YSCD

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Thank you for taking the time to read my page, for your donations for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) and for your support.

Stephen was and will forever be an incredible human who touched so many people, and the world, in so many ways. He was endlessly generous and giving, and in fundraising in his name I hope we (his friends, his family, his running community and I - his partner) can continue to recognise the life he led; helping more lives in this same selfless way. It is this life we wish to celebrate, and it is his inspiring strength we will use as a compass to guide us through our endeavours.

Stephen was taken far too soon by an undiagnosed cardiac condition known as Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS). Stephen was doing what he loved; surrounded by friends, competing at Loughrigg Fell Race. CRY raise awareness of and lead on research into SADS; support the bereaved and those living with heart conditions; lobby the Government for a National Screening Programme and offer free national screening to the under 35s. Each £35 raised will fund one screening. Screening can reduce young sudden cardiac deaths by 89%.

If collectively in Stephen's memory we can help to save just one life, and prevent others from experiencing the loss that we have, perhaps that will go a tiny way towards providing a flicker of consolation to Stephen's death.

To raise funds, and in keeping with Stephen's approach to life, we hope to do lots of different activities, including selling reusable Keepcups; bake sales (Stephen made the finest vegetable cakes known to man); Fell Race proceeds; and our most ambitious endeavour - a sponsored Bob Graham Relay for Stephen's bucket list. 

Stephen personified a true adventurer. His love of the fells and mountains and being at one with nature, inspired and energised his running, hiking and cycling adventures. He had yearned to complete the Bob Graham Round and with the help of his running friends, I hope to make his dream a reality. On the 6th and 7th of July 2018 we’ll split the incredible 66-mile loop of the Lake District fells, which takes in 42 peaks and 27,000 feet of ascent, into 5 relay sections and take him with us.

This is a collective page for so many different initiatives and for personal donations should you wish to make them. Thank you for making a difference xxx

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