MONTVALE, N.J. -- It's not fair when someone dies at 42.
"Meredith Joy Kawer was the most amazing, most inspirational woman I knew," said her sister Rosalyn of Montvale. "She loved living life and getting involved with all kinds of walks.
"All my sister ever wanted was to live a full life and have babies and never got that opportunity."
Instead, Meredith passed away in April from metastatic breast cancer, after a four-year battle.
The date forever changed Rosalyn -- and her mom, Karen's life.
And it's why Rosalyn is participating in an American Cancer Making Strides walk in October in her sister's honor.
It was a phone call on her sister's phone, in fact, that led her to set up a Making Strides page telling her sister's story. Rosalyn was in a Verizon store about to return her sister's phone when it rang -- and David from the American Cancer Society was on the line.
After he initially asked about Meredith -- he didn't know she had died -- the two got to talking about a subject near and dear to Meredith's heart -- the October walk she did under the heading "Meredith's Princess Warriors."
Rosalyn is now actively seeking funds, taking up her sister's torch.
"I am walking because I know she would want me to," writes Rosalyn on her page. "I’m walking to inspire hope."
She is also working to raise funds through the gym she attends, UFC in Paramus.
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