Jeff Annas Memorial Run Returns Sept. 14

The Jeff Annas Memorial Firefighters 5, presented by the Professional Firefighter & Paramedics Benevolent Fund, will take place Saturday, Sept. 14. It will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Wellington Amphitheater, and there will be a free kids run at 8 a.m.

Each year, many firefighters from departments all around South Florida run in bunker gear to show their commitment to physical fitness as well as a tribute to everyone in uniform — all of the first responders on the ground here in this country and all of the troops here and overseas. This year, several firefighter wives are also running in bunker gear to show their support for their husbands and their dedication to public service.

As each year, the proceeds are split between Little Smiles of Florida, which helps children in hospitals, and the Jeff Annas Memorial Scholarship Fund. Last year, Little Smiles got a check for $6,000, and $9,000 was given in scholarships, all to local kids for college. It’s a great way for the Professional Firefighter & Paramedics Benevolent Fund to give back to the local community.

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