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      dOwntOwn AbAcOA HAPPenings

      Live Like Jake Foundation Announces

      New Date For 5K Run/Walk In Jupiter

      Sixth Annual Event Will Raise                      kids’ zone filled with activities for children of all ages.   are a leading cause of injury
                                                           “We are excited to once again host this event,” said Keri
      Awareness About Childhood                            Morrison, executive director of the foundation, and mother to   death for young children ages
                                                                                                           1  to  14,  and  three  children
      Drowning Prevention                                Jake Morrison. “Drowning prevention classes are something   die  every  day  as  a  result  of
                                                                                                           drowning. In 2019, the race had
                                                         that literally cannot wait. We need to raise money, award
         In light of the pandemic, Live Like Jake Foundation has   scholarships, and help prepare children with water safety   nearly 1,600 participants and
      rescheduled their annual 5K event for August 29, 2020 in   skills.”                                  over 80 sponsors. The Morrisons
      Abacoa Town Center, Jupiter, Florida. The sixth annual Live      Live Like Jake Foundation was created after the tragic   have two daughters: Julia, age 6,
      Like Jake 5K Run/Walk was originally scheduled to take place   drowning death of Jake Morrison at the age of 2 years, 10   and Josie, age 4. Keri says both
      on Saturday, May 9.                                months while on vacation. His parents, Keri and Roarke   graduated from their ISR lessons and now swim like fish. They
         Infant Swimming Resource (ISR) is once again the event’s   Morrison, created the foundation to raise awareness for   encourage all parents to get ISR lessons for their children as
      Lifesaver Sponsor and the parents and younger siblings of   childhood drowning prevention. Live Like Jake provides   soon as possible.
      Jake Morrison will honor his life by raising awareness for the   self-rescue swim lesson scholarships for those who cannot     Since the foundation was created, more than 1,800 ISR self-
      prevention of childhood drowning.                  afford them as well as emotional and financial assistance for   rescue swim lesson scholarships have been awarded. “Without
         The walk will begin at 7 a.m. (registration opens at 6 a.m.)   families who have lost a loved one or have a child with critical   the support of our local community, this work would not be
      and will feature a timed 5K run, 5K walk, 1 mile memorial   care needs.                              possible. Together, with multiple layers of safety and survival
      walk and kids’ fun run. In addition, attendees can visit the      According to the Centers for Disease Control, drownings   swim lessons, we can save lives,” continued Morrison.
                                                                                                           If you go:
       APOA UPdAte                                                                                         Where:   Abacoa Town Center, 1260 University Blvd, Jupiter,
                                                                                                           FL 33458
                                                                                                           When:   Aug. 29
                          Abacoa POA Meeting Notices                                                       Schedule:
                                                                                                           6 a.m. Race day registration opens
                                                                                                           7 a.m. Timed 5K Run and 5K Walk
            Official notification is posted via the bulletin board outside the Abacoa POA office as well as the www.Abacoa.  7:45 a.m. Jake’s Mile – 1 mile memorial walk
         com Web site. Members may now download Abacoa POA agendas and minutes from our Web site.          8:15 a.m. free Kids’ Fun Run (100 yard dash with medals
                                                                                                           given out to all children)
         Notice of Abacoa Board of Directors Meeting – July 21, 11:30 a.m.                                 8:30 a.m. Awards for 5K age group winners (Note: only 5K
         Notice of Monthly Abacoa POA Community Architect (CAC) Meeting – Fourth Tuesday – See agenda for   runners are chip-timed)
         posted time.                                                                                      8 to 10 a.m. free Kids’ Zone
         **All Abacoa POA meetings to be held at the offices of the Abacoa POA, 1200 University Blvd., Suite 102 unless   Registration:
         otherwise posted. All agendas, as well as approved minutes, will be available at
                                                                                                              For more event details, visit
            Articles herein are the creation of the individual writers, and do not express the opinion of the APOA. By printing an   details/.  Sponsorships,  “sleep  in”  donations,  and  team
         article herein, the APOA is not endorsing the writer, the article’s content, or any business referred to therein. The APOA   fundraising opportunities are available. For information
         will not be responsible for errors contained in, or related to, articles.                         about the event or the 501(c)(3) foundation, please email
                                                                                                           Keri Morrison, founder of Live Like Jake Foundation, at
                                                                                                  or call (561) 441-7611. Donations
                                                                                                           may also be mailed directly to the foundation at P.O. Box
                                                                                                           31652, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420.
                                                                                                           About The Live Like Jake Foundation
                                                                                                              Committed to honoring the life and joy of Jake Roarke
                                                                                                           Morrison, our foundation’s mission is to raise awareness
                                                                                                           for drowning prevention and help other families who have
                                                                                                           lost a loved one or have a child with critical care needs. We
                                                                                                           achieve this by providing survival swim lesson scholarships to
                                                                                                           those who cannot afford them and also by providing financial
                                                                                                           assistance to those families who have lost a loved one or have
                                                                                                           a child with critical care needs. Visit and

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