‘Freed to Run’ raises resources for Jacksonville Area Authorized Help, children

Mile by mile, marathon by marathon, the fifth once-a-year Freed to Run raised the full to $1.9 million donated to Jacksonville Region Authorized Support’s Northeast Florida Healthcare Legal Partnership.

Local attorney Mike Freed founded the event in 2017, to begin with jogging six marathons in six days by himself from the Supreme Court docket in Tallahassee to the Duval County Courthouse, to assist civil legal aid to Northeast Florida pediatric sufferers and their families. It was this kind of as success that it expanded to an once-a-year fundraiser with numerous groups.

This year’s advantage began Nov. 15 in Tallahassee and finished Saturday in Jacksonville boosting $180,000, organizers reported. With Baptist Well being matching the money at 125 percent, it delivers the total raised in 2021 to $405,000 and the total around 5 many years to $1.9 million.