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Cockermouth woman runs Race for Life after father's death

Cockermouth woman Sarah Edgar’s decision to take part in this summer’s Race for Life has added poignancy following the death of her father.

Race For Life Sarah Edgar
Sarah Edgar, left, and friend Danielle Murdy are running in the Race For Life in memory of Sarah's dad Joseph, who died from throat cancer in April.

Sarah, 20, of Windmill Lane, had already signed up to take part in the fund-raising event for Cancer Research UK at Cartmel racecourse.

She will now run in memory of Joseph, 61, who died of throat cancer on April 10.

Sarah said: “I wanted to do it before my dad died to raise awareness but now that he has passed away I want to do it even more.

“It will be a fitting tribute and a way of saying thank you for all the help he got from Hospice at Home, district nurses and the local doctors.”

Sarah will take part in the 5k women-only race on July 1 with friend Danielle Murdy, 22, of The Ghyll, Maryport, and hopes to raise £300.

Sarah returned to work as a support worker at West House in Wigton last week after taking three weeks off following her father’s death.

She said: “My dad was very outgoing and would do anything for our family. It was very hard to see him go through it.”

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Im so proud of you sweetheart dad would of been too I know he will be watching you do it love you loads your big sis shel x x

Posted by Michelle Greggain on 4 May 2012 at 17:00

were all so proud of you sarah love you xxxx

Posted by rachel edgar on 4 May 2012 at 13:59

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