Jersey Proud: 13-year-old runs to raise money for families of fallen first responders

A 13-year-old boy is traveling the country to honor first responders and their families.

News 12 Staff

Sep 14, 2022, 2:25 AM

Updated 641 days ago

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A 13-year-old boy is traveling the country to honor first responders and their families.
Zechariah Cartledge, from Florida, made his first ever trip to New Jersey this week as part of his Running 4 Heroes campaign. The nonprofit raises money for the families of first responders who have died in the line of duty.
Cartledge ran one mile in Deptford to raise funds for the cause. He has raised and donated over $300,000 to families of first responders nationwide.
Cartledge has been doing this since he was 9 years old. New Jersey was his 25th state.
First responders from Deptford and state police were there to cheer him on.


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