J.R. Dunn Jewelers’ Charity Race Honors Late Founder

IndependentsSep 03, 2021

J.R. Dunn Jewelers’ Charity Race Honors Late Founder

The 25th annual Dunn’s Run is dedicated to Jim Dunn, the founder of the family-owned jeweler.

The late Jim Dunn cheers on the Dunn’s Run participants. This year’s charity race will be held in his honor.
Lighthouse Point, Fla.—J.R. Dunn Jewelers will soon celebrate the 25th anniversary of “Dunn’s Run,” the jeweler’s annual charity run.
Held every year on the first Sunday of October, runners will head to Deerfield Beach along the ocean on the A1A state road.
This year, the theme is “Run for Jim,” in honor of its late founder Jim Dunn, who founded the run 25 years ago to benefit the local community.
Jim Dunn died in May at the age of 78 following a brief illness.

The 25th annual Dunn’s Run will be held Sunday, Oct. 3 at Deerfield Beach in Florida.
The 25th annual Dunn’s Run will be held Sunday, Oct. 3 at Deerfield Beach in Florida.
“My dad was the type of guy whose life experience helped so many people, no matter what they needed,” his son, Sean Dunn, said following his father’s death.
“Whether they had car trouble in the parking lot, needed help paying their rent or just a shoulder to lean on, he was there. You could always count on Jim Dunn.”
Since its inception, Dunn’s Run has raised more than $3.5 million for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County.
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The organization serves the county’s youth, ages six to 18, offering services and programs focused on academic success, character building and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles.
Dunn’s Run is one of the largest races in the tri-county area, welcoming both amateur and competitive runners of all ages as well as corporate teams.
The run will be held Sunday, Oct. 3 at 7 a.m. along A1A at Deerfield Beach. 
To sign up for a 5-mile run, a 5k run, a 5k walk, or the kid's fun run, visit Dunn’s Run’s website.
There is also an option to compete virtually, letting participants run or walk within their own neighborhoods.
Founded in 1969, J.R. Dunn Jewelers is a family-owned, second-generation jeweler located in South Florida.
Lenore Fedowis the associate editor, news at National Jeweler, covering the retail beat and the business side of jewelry.

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