aBOUT jEFF aNNAS
Capt Jeff Annas was a dedicated public servant to the citizens of Palm Beach County. He served 25 years in this capacity as a Firefighter/Paramedic before his untimely death on March 30th, 2008. Jeff was also a registered nurse, a SWAT Medic, and one of the original crew members of the Trauma Hawk. Capt Annas had won numerous awards throughout his career including international Paramedic competitions. Jeff was a mentor to many and his legacy lives on every day in Palm Beach County through the actions of the hundreds of Paramedics he helped teach and guide.
Jeff was also an avid runner. He had run numerous local races including the Disney and New York Marathons. One of Jeff's long term goals was to one day organize a 5k run. In the fall of 2007 Jeff began to realize this dream and started the process of organizing what he wanted to call "The Firefighters 5k Run".
We were all stunned on March 30th, 2008 when Captain Jeff Annas suddenly passed away. The Race Committee quickly got together and decided to continue what Jeff started and rename the race The Jeff Annas Memorial Firefighters 5k Run.The date was set for September 13th, 2008. Jeff had already chosen the Firefighters/Paramedics Benevolent Fund as the charity due to the work that they do, not only for firefighters, but also for members of the community. The race has now generated over $60,000 for local charities including $33,000 in Jeff Annas Memorial Scholarships for local High School Students.
Jeffs family members often attend the race including his children Jeff and Sydney, his parents, his sister, other family members, and many many dear friends.
We hope you can join us this year at the 10th Annual Jeff Annas Memorial Firefighters 5k Run and help continue what Jeff started.