ACTOR JOSH DUHAMEL previously led an American Red Cross of Santa Monica youth run in 2010 to raise money for Japanese and Haitian earthquake relief efforts. He is once again teaming up with the Red Cross for a Youth Run fundraiser on Santa Monica Beach Dec. 2.

The American Red Cross Santa Monica chapter is once again partnering with film and television actor Josh Duhamel for its Youth Run fundraiser.
The two-mile beach run and jog will be held on Santa Monica Beach, Sunday morning, Dec. 2 — rain or shine.
Persons of all ages are invited to join the two-mile course. Runners and joggers will assemble in beach parking lot #5 where Ocean Park Boulevard meets the beach at 2600 Barnard Way.
Youth Run participants will run or jog a mile north to the Santa Monica Pier, then turn around and return to the starting point in parking lot #5 adjacent to the beach.
Registration for the run opens at 9 a.m. and the run is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. Participants are asked to make a $10 donation for the American Red Cross PrepareSoCal disaster preparedness campaign.
Children under 16 are required to bring along a parent or adult guardian. Runners and joggers are encouraged to wear something red to show support for the Red Cross.
Duhamel, star of movies such as “Transformers,” previously led thousands of runners in a Red Cross youth run in January 2010, which raised over $200,000 for both Japanese and Haitian earthquake relief efforts.
Donations collected at this year’s Youth Run will go towards the American Red Cross PrepareSoCal campaign to help Southern Californians get ready for potential disasters and to gather relief supplies that could be deployed in recovery efforts such as after a major earthquake.
“There is great joy in running and knowing that you’re also helping the American Red Cross prepare Southern California for disaster,” Duhamel says.
For information and to register,
http://american.redcross.org/JoshYouthRun2012.

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