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Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that this year’s ‘Freed to Run,’ the annual charity multi-marathon led by Gunster Shareholder Mike Freed, begins on Monday, November 14. Freed to Run has raised over $1,900,000 to date and this year is expected to fully fund an endowment for Jacksonville Area Legal Aid’s (JALA’s) Northeast Florida Medical Legal Partnership (NFMLP), which supports pediatric patients and their families in navigating legal obstacles that often impede their health outcomes. 

Freed to Run 6.0 will feature members of the Jacksonville Bar Association (JBA) divided into teams called Too Big to Fail (Big Law), Neutrals Never Quit (JBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Practitioners committee) and Too Small to Fall (Solo and Small-Firm committee), competing to see who can sign up the most JBA members; run the most aggregate miles; and raise the most money for JALA’s NFMLP. Each group will field a relay team to run in the last of the six Freed to Run marathons, which will be run on Saturday, November 19.

The journey begins at the Florida Supreme Courthouse in Tallahassee and finishes at the Duval County Courthouse in Jacksonville.


Freed to Run 2022 Multi-Marathon Schedule

  • Day One – Florida Supreme Courthouse, Tallahassee
  • Day Two – Jefferson County Courthouse, Monticello
  • Day Three – Madison County Courthouse, Madison
  • Day Four – Suwanee County Courthouse, Live Oak
  • Day Five – Columbia County Courthouse, Lake City
  • Day Six – Baker County Courthouse, Macclenny finishing at the Duval County Courthouse in Jacksonville

About the Northeast Florida Medical Legal Partnership

The NFMLP is part of a nationwide network of projects in which professionals from the medical and legal communities combine resources to produce outcomes for low-income and vulnerable patients (children and adults) that positively impact their health and ability to thrive. Through the partnership, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid serves about 200 children a year, including patients of Wolfson Children’s Hospital, Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville, UF Health Specialty Pediatric Clinics, and Community PedsCare®, a pediatric program of Community Hospice & Palliative Care.

About Jacksonville Area Legal Aid

The mission of Jacksonville Area Legal Aid Inc. is to provide high-quality legal assistance to low-income and other special-need groups and to stimulate and empower groups of poor people to accomplish energetic and affirmative advocacy, all to alleviate the circumstances, incidence and causes of poverty.

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About Gunster

Gunster, Florida’s law firm for business, provides full-service legal counsel to leading organizations and individuals from its 12 offices statewide. Established in 1925, the firm has expanded, diversified and evolved, but always with a singular focus: Florida and its clients’ stake in it. A magnet for business-savvy attorneys who embrace collaboration for the greatest advantage of clients, Gunster’s growth has not been at the expense of personalized service but because of it. The firm serves clients from its offices in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Palm Beach, Stuart, Tallahassee, Tampa, Vero Beach, and its headquarters in West Palm Beach. With more than 240 attorneys and consultants, and over 240 committed support staff, Gunster is ranked among the National Law Journal’s list of the 500 largest law firms and has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Diverse Law Firms by Law360. More information about its practice areas, offices and insider’s view newsletters is available at www.gunster.com.

Contact:
Jenni Garrison
Director of Business Development & Corporate Communications
561-804-4350, jgarrison@gunster.com

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