Gunster attorney Mike Freed will once again lace up his shoes to run six marathons in six days to raise money for Jacksonville Area Legal Aid (JALA) on December 2-7. He will run courthouse-to-courthouse, from Tallahassee to Jacksonville, for the second year in a row in hopes of raising awareness of the “justice gap” and helping even more who are in need.
Mike raised over $70,000 last year, but he plans to go bigger in 2018. With this year’s goal of $180,000, he has invited teams to run alongside him and participate in a point-to-point relay. With the help of donations and the Baptist Health Foundation, which has promised to match every donation by 125%, Freed hopes to lead the way and raise over $1 million in the next five years.
Freed’s dedication to closing the justice gap led him to receive multiple service awards in 2018, including the “But for” leadership award from Leadership Florida and the Michael K. Reese Quality of Life award from the Florida Bar Association.