Ben Byrns Runway Rally
Sep 04, 2013 02:00AM
Ben Byrns, a Fernandina Beach High School graduate, was attending Florida State College and living in Jacksonville Beach when a roommate found him on a Saturday morning last February. The cause of death was listed as an overdose of a pain-relieving drug. He left behind a grieving family, a multitude of friends, and questions that can never be answered. His parents, Ken and Laurie Byrns of Fernandina Beach, are determined that something good must come of the tragedy: "Something horrible happening to Ben has just got to help someone else," his mother said. The Ben Byrns 5K Runway Rally will raise money for the Nassau Humane Society, honoring Ben’s love for animals, and the Boys & Girls Clubs.