Residents in Miami lace up their tennis shoes and run to honor a fallen community member.
The Fearless Fern 5K took place in Miami today to raise money for the Community Crisis Center.
This annual event was named after a Miami resident, Fern Holland, who died in 2004 setting up legal clinics in Iraq.
The crisis center decided to host an annual 5K to honor her legacy and passion for running.
The money raised at today’s event will directly benefit victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Ottawa, Craig, and Delaware counties.
“We really appreciate our communities. And we feel like when we do events like this they really rally in support. It’s probably about half and half. Part of the community comes out because they knew Fern so they do things to honor her memory. And then we have alot of people come out just to help our agency out and put money back into the services.” says Kelsey Samuels, Crisis Center Assisted Director
Samuels says she’s grateful for all of the participants who came out today to pay tribute to Holland’s life.