The Courier, 20th August 2019
In November of last year, 28 year old Robert Rowan passed away of a cardiomyopathy attack. Now, family and friends prepare to take part in a fun run in his memory to raise money for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY). The 5k run is to take place in Beveridge Park in Kirkcaldy, where Robert liked to run with his wife Suzanne, on September 1st. Family and friends have already raised about £40,000 for his CRY memorial fund to go towards providing heart screenings for young people. Suzanne, who ran the London Marathon in her husband’s memory only four months after his passing, said the support was heartening.
“It’s overwhelming for us, as we are still grieving and trying to find our way over the last nine months, to have such backing from the community and Robert’s friends from childhood,” she said. “We have been devastated by our loss and to know that people are still coming together to support the family and remember what an amazing man he was just helps so much.”