In Loving Memory of Sarah Burke

Today, January 19, 2012, our community lost an icon. Sarah Burke, freeskiing pioneer, six-time X Games gold medalist and beloved wife, daughter, sister, aunt and friend passed away. Sarah was truly a legendary athlete, role model and an inspiration. She was everything so many of us aspire to be. Sarah brought worldwide recognition and validation to the sport she so loved. Every ski athlete chosen to represent his or her country at the 2014 Sochi Olympics will feel her influence. Without her, the sport of freeskiing would not be included.

Sarah is a pioneer of her generation. Her life and legacy embody the defining spirit of action sports; a movement of individuals driven to innovate, master and explore the frontier of physical possibility. Sarah’s love of skiing took her life to amazing places. Her accomplishments on skis continue to inspire girls everywhere to believe in themselves and follow their hearts. Her passing is not a cause to pack up our skis, but rather a reason to step-in and ski for Sarah and the dreams that inspired her star to shine. Sarah did so much for females and winter sports during her time with us.

Sarah leaves behind her beloved husband Rory, loving parents Jan and Gordon and her supportive sister Anna.

If you would like to pay tribute to Sarah and honor her memory, donations may be made in her name at www.giveforward.com/sarahburke. We encourage you to share this link with others who have been touched by Sarah.

***PLEASE be patient with the www.giveforward.com/sarahburke site. Due to high traffic the page may be slow to load***

For Sarah’s Facebook Image Gallery, click here.

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  1. Carly Lamenta says:

    January 20, 2012 at 10:24 am

    You are Sarah’s sponsor, if you would like a good company image and represent her image you SHOULD step forth and contribute a large amount of the money needed to pay for her bill. The fact you have asked others, including your customers, is a nice gesture but an even better one would be to help HER FAMILY. Roxy should make the effort to support Sarah’s family to demonstrates the company’s generosity. You’ve made money off of her image now it’s time to pay back the favor.

  2. Grace Tri says:

    January 20, 2012 at 10:26 am

    I’m sure Roxy has millions to to give support to one of their deceased sponsored athletes. Put your money where your mouth is. It’s the least you can do. Even if you have to brag that you gave money to pay for her expenses, just do it. So wrong that in the time of her need Roxy is not there for her completely.

    Actions speak louder than words.

  3. Natalie says:

    January 20, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. I am so sorry…this has to be one of the most hardest things parents can go threw. Please take care and no that other hearts are hurting with yours. Hugs

  4. Ryley says:

    January 20, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Yesterdaywas my 15th birthday and I did not know that is would have ended with this sad news. All of my support to the family and friends of Sarah Burke.

  5. jessica says:

    January 20, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    The website to donate was created by her parents … I’m sure Roxy made their own donations… so please just be nice and support those who loved her … the world of winter sports lost a hero and friend yesterday …be thankful for what she contributed and never forget the woman who who change free skiing forever.

  6. Petra says:

    January 21, 2012 at 12:06 am

    My Dad has passed away at the same day. Unexpectedly. I know exactly what sarah´s family is going through. It will never be the same again, we just need to get used to it. Rest in peace Dad, rest in peace Sarah.

  7. Anna says:

    January 22, 2012 at 3:55 am

    Rest in peace Sarah. God bless you and your family. You were a wonderful role model.

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