A battle to beat addiction: Second annual ‘Jimmy’s Fun Run’ hits Woodward Park

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The battle to beat addiction.

Saturday morning, dozens of people participated in the second annual Jimmy’s Fun Run at Fresno’s Woodward Park

It’s named after Jim Harris who ran 22 marathons but died two years ago from Lukemia.

His son Todd is a recovering addict, and now dedicates his time to helping others.

Joining this fight, world reknowned boxer Hector “Macho” Commacho Jr., who also had a loved one addicted to drugs.

The event brings awareness to how addiction affects the entire family.

“This is one where Hector knows the fight is just not in the ring, it’s for people that struggle, kids that have family members that are addicted, so what we are running for, is to set people free,” harris says.

Commacho says he’s been looking for a place to open up a training center, and says Fresno is a good fit for it.

It’s an inspiring city and people like to help each other out, he says.

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