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5.11, Inc. Recognizes 11-year old nonprofit founder, Zechariah Cartledge as everyday hero


The company celebrates Cartledge’s dedication to honoring fallen first responders

IRVINE, Calif. 5.11, Inc., the global innovator of purpose-built apparel, footwear and gear, is proud to honor Zechariah Cartledge, 11-year-old founder of nonprofit organization Running 4 Heroes, as the latest addition to the brand’s Everyday Hero program. The program, launched in 2019, recognizes civilian individuals who go above and beyond in their communities.

“The Everyday Hero program was created to celebrate compassion, heroism and humility in our communities – and Zechariah is a perfect representation,” said Jennifer Glover, Vice President of Marketing for 5.11. “His commitment to recognizing first responders who have passed away is truly honorable – especially at such a young age. 5.11 is thrilled to recognize Zechariah’s service to his community and we hope that our donation will help him continue to fulfill his mission.”

Cartledge, a native of Winter Springs, Florida, founded Running 4 Heroes to raise awareness and funds for first responders who have fallen in the line of duty. Cartledge runs one mile for every first responder who has made the ultimate sacrifice, carrying an American flag which he then presents to the first responder’s family. Donations to the organization help provide flags and additionally offer financial relief to injured first responders and their families.

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