Joe Hammel lives with his wife Nicole (Nee McCarthy) and son Joseph (9) on the Golf Links Road in Bettystown.
Over the last 18 months, Joseph has been a cancer patient of Our Lady’s Childrens Hospital Crumlin. To thank Crumlin for the remarkable care provided to their son, Joe is taking on a daunting challenge to ‘run 10k per day for 365 days’ to raise funds for the hospital’s children’s cancer unit.
For anyone who does not know Joe, he does not like the limelight! He really had to challenge himself to become more visible and vocal, joining social media, appearing on local and national radio and in newspapers. He has certainly caught attention; people unknown to him have turned up to run (a kilometre or two) alongside him in support.
Joe started this campaign on 1st July 2020 and you can read and listen more on his story and fundraising effort below;