Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) is proud to have local Newtown resident Neasa Waaler run to support the Bardens and SHP. Neasa is going to be running 26.2 miles in the Dublin City Marathon this coming October 28, 2018.
Neasa started running in 2014, a couple of years after the Sandy Hook School shooting. She has since run two marathons and four Cape Cod 200 mile Ragnar relays benefiting other Newtown family foundations.
Neasa is honored to be running in memory of Daniel and with the blessing of the Bardens through the streets of Dublin, Ireland. Daniel has strong Irish roots and got to visit Ireland for a family reunion back in 2007 at age 22 months. Some photographs from that trip are attached.
Daniel's father, Mark Barden, is Founder and Managing Director with SHP. The mission of SHP is to prevent gun-related deaths due to crime, suicide and accidental discharge so that no other parent experiences the senseless, horrific loss of their child.
Please support her Olympian efforts.