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Emily Forrest

Emily Forrest

On April 24, 2011, Emily Forrest did it – she walked 99kms in 19 hours to raise over $2,000 in funds for Diabetes. Her original  goal was to do it 24 hours but she surpassed it. An amazing feat for a great person. She average 5. 2 kms an hour…. She started at 3:00 am. and in the rain followed by windy conditions, then sun followed by darkness…. finishing  after 9:00 pm… She faced a little bit of everything with the weather. Congratulations Emily…on your accomplishment and helping raise funds for diabetes.

Emily previously walked the coastline of Prince Edward Island and last year walked the coastline of Nova Scotia over 3,000 kms in 88 days. She averaged 40 kms a day.   Her goal in 2010 was to encourage more people to participate in the Walkabout program of  the Heart & Stroke Foundation and Brigadoon Village for kids with chronic illness.  I had the pleasure of walking with her for 2 days in Victoria County. A very down to earth person, who believes in causes and working hard for them. She was honored recently at the Government House in Halifax by Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia , Mayann Francis with the Heart & Stroke Volunteer Award.

Emily Forrest and Heart & Stroke Volunteer Award

Lieutenant Governor, Mayann Francis presenting Emily Forrest with Heart & Stroke Volunteer Award

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