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Pamela Anderson to Run Marathon for Haitian Charity

Actress Pamela Anderson announced plans to run the ING New York City Marathon to help out a good cause.

Anderson tweeted on Sunday, "I'm running the New York Marathon this year and raising funds for the J/P Haitian Relief Organization,” which aims to save lives and bring sustainable programs to the Haiti following the earthquake of 2010.

On her fundraising page, Anderson wrote, "I'm running the New York Marathon ... (Can you believe it?). 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."

The actress then adds a list of reasons why she's supporting Haiti.

"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. Organic products allowed into Free trade market (mangoes, coffee, vanilla, vegetables). The opportunities are endless."

The NYC Marathon takes place November 3.