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Miami-Dade prosecutors to walk in fundraiser in Janet Reno's honor

@DavidOvalle305

Sunday's Downtown Miami fundraising walk for the National Parkinson Foundation will feature a well-known honorary chairwoman: former U.S. Attorney General and Miami-Dade State Attorney Janet Reno.

The 75-year-old Reno has waged a high-profile struggle against the neurological disease.

Two teams have organized in her honor. The group organized by Miami lawyer John Kozyak -- whose parents both suffer from Parkinson's -- has raised nearly $30,000.

Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernández Rundle, Reno's successor named to the top prosecutor's post in 1993, has organized more than 20 employees to walk in Sunday's event. The team, Rundle's Runners for Reno, has raised nearly $2,000.

"We do this for a worthwhile cause and to honor our mentor and good friend Janet Reno who has so valiantly fought this disease for two decades," Fernández Rundle said.

Sunday's Moving Day Miami event, aimed at raising awareness of the dehabilitating disease, starts at 8:30 a.m. at Miami's Bayfront Park. For more information, visit www.npfsouthflorida.org.

--DAVID OVALLE

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Ed Jenkins

If you are trying to get people in Dade County to contribute money you could not pick a more offensive person. She may have been loved and appreciated by me during her time here but she showed her true self when she went over to the dark side and worked for Clinton. The entire county hated her for snatching an innocent young boy from his home and sentencing him to a life of torture under a communist dictator. Her use of federal agents in raids turned many American patriots against her after many died in these various raids. But even worse was her sitting by and defending the corrupt Clinton administration that ended with a president leaving office in disgrace as one of only two impeached president in history.

Jim M.

In Waco Texas in 1993, 76 American citizens -- men, women and children -- were killed by a CS gas and pyrotechic grenade attack planned by the federal government and Janet Reno and approved by Bill Clinton.

The National Parkinson Foundation is an honorable cause, its honoree -- Janet Reno -- is not.

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