How fab is this??
Pamela Anderson is running the NYC marathon — not just for health and a personal goal, but for charity as well! Haiti still needs the world's help, and she's training and taking the time to try and do just that!
Here's what she said:
"I'm running the New York Marathon this year and raising funds for the J/P Haitian Relief Organization. Together, I hope we can raise at least $500,000 and make a huge impact in this magical country. Keep checking my page and Facebook and Twitter to find out about all sorts of contests I'll be running from now until November - I will give updates on my training too."
Running a marathon is impressive for anyone who can do it at all, so when we hear that she's taking one on on behalf of a huge cause, you can color us SERIOUSLY impressed!
Here's why she's doing it:
"Poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Just a one-hour flight from Miami. How are we not more involved? Desperate need for things we take for granted - clean water, safe school structures, medical facilities, emergency rooms, reforestation possibilities - conservation, education…the opportunities are endless. To spend time in Haiti is to fall in love with Haiti…It has been heartbreaking to witness the poverty among people in what should be a very rich country…It feels good to help and it heals us too…I appreciate your interest and support."
Good luck, Pamela! We hope the response to your contests and attempt are hugely popular!! What an incredible cause AND physical feat all wrapped up in one!
[Image via Twitter.]
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