Giving Back


Comedian, Attorney, Runner and Do-Gooder

Giving back is at the heart of Mike’s comedy.  He regularly performs at, and emcees, fundraisers and other events with a positive charitable purpose.  Mike also supports a variety of national, state and local charities, including FreedToRun, which he founded in 2016.


How Mike Freed Gives Back

Freed to Run™ is a six marathons in six days point to point relay, from Tallahassee to Jacksonville, courthouse to courthouse, with teams covering the distance by taking turns throughout the day.

Established in 2017, Freed to Run™ is a partnership with a mission of providing legal aid for underprivileged communities in northeastern Florida. Freed to Run™ is a six-day marathon relay series organized by Gunster business litigation attorney Mike Freed in an effort to improve health outcomes for low-income and vulnerable patients. Dollars raised through Freed to Run™ enable Jacksonville Area Legal Aid (JALA) to fund a full-time attorney for civil legal issues and offer comprehensive support so that no one has to run alone in this fight. Mike Freed’s fundraising efforts, combined with the financial backing from Baptist Health Foundation, enables JALA to provide an endowment totaling $2.25 million for low-income medical patients.