Mr BARTON (Eastern Metropolitan) (09:56:05): I am pleased to rise today to offer my congratulations and encouragement to a young man in my community, Sean Bell, who will today complete his 48th marathon to raise money for the Compassionate Friends charity.
He will run his 49th marathon tomorrow and on Friday he will complete the enormous feat of completing 50 marathons in just 50 days.
Sean is running in memory of his friend Joseph Thomas Moschetti, who died unexpectedly in his sleep at just 18 years of age in July 2016.
Following Joseph’s death the Moschetti family turned to the Compassionate Friends group for support and help because they were not getting the support they needed. It is a tragedy that we do not know how to talk about death and loss and how to comfort our friends and family when they are most in need.
When Sean heard of some of the ways the Moschetti family had been treated and spoken to after Joseph’s death he wanted to help. So Jog for Joey is designed to raise funds for Compassionate Friends and educate the community on how to support bereaved families. They hope that through education other families will be able to be more supportive and compassionate with family, friends, work colleagues and others in their community.
Good on you, Sean.
Learn more about Jog For Joey and Sean’s amazing effort at https://www.jogforjoey.com/