The Morning Bulletin – 27 June 2017

Young widow: ‘I’m running for Daniel because he can’t’

By Jo Smith-Hooker 

FOUR years ago Jo Smith-Hooker was preparing to conquer a bucket list item – to run her first half marathon, alongside her husband Daniel.

This Sunday, Jo will again line up to run the 21km distance at the Gold Coast.

This time she is running to raise awareness and funds for First Light Widowed Association, an organisation that she is incredibly passionate about.

Two months after their first half marathon, Daniel died instantly in a motorbike accident on Mt Archer. Jo was 36 and their daughters 8 and 11.

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