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Pamela Anderson and Delos Partners Join J/P Haitian Relief Organization Team for 2013 ING New York City Marathon

Activists and Philanthropists to Run Alongside Elite Haitian Athletes in Support of J/P HRO’s “The Long Run for Haiti” Fundraising Campaign on CrowdRise

port-au-prince, Haiti (AUGUST 28, 2013) — J/P Haitian Relief Organization (J/P HRO) is pleased to announce longtime J/P HRO supporter, actress and activist, Pamela Anderson, partners of the pioneering real estate development company Delos, Morad Fareed and Peter Scialla and Matt O’Connell, Senior Vice President of Global Strategy for the Ormco Corporation, will run as part of Team J/P HRO in the ING New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 3, 2013. These philanthropists and high-profile entrepreneurs will join the five previously announced elite Haitian marathon runners as part of J/P HRO’s “The Long Run for Haiti” campaign on the fundraising platform CrowdRise. The Haitian marathon runners include three men, Astrel Clovis, 43, Pétrus Césarion, 31, and Jean Macksony, 27, and two women, Bertine Lainé, 31 and Carline Lamour, 21, each making their first-ever visits to the United States of America.

“I’ve been so moved by the work J/P HRO has done in Haiti since the devastating earthquake in 2010,” said Pamela Anderson. “Sean Penn and his dedicated team have done an amazing job leading this organization and I’m happy to lend my support. I’m proud to be a part of team J/P HRO and excited to run alongside fellow supporters and these inspiring Haitian athletes.”

“On behalf of J/P HRO, we are incredibly grateful to our philanthropic activists for joining ‘The Long Run for Haiti’ campaign,” said Ron Baldwin, Executive Director of J/P HRO. “Pamela, Morad, Peter and Matt are helping to shine a light on Haiti and bringing greater awareness to the rebuilding efforts that are still very much underway and in need of ongoing public support.”

Corporate sponsors Emporio Armani EA7, New Balance, Digicel and MSC Plus have pledged to contribute to the training costs for the five Haitian athletes and equipment for the entire J/P HRO team. Team J/P HRO’s marathon runners will be outfitted with Emporio Armani’s athletic apparel line EA7 and New Balance’s innovative neutral cushioning 890v3 running shoes.

J/P HRO’s “The Long Run for Haiti” campaign will be raising funds through CrowdRise to support J/P HRO programs providing health care, education, construction, and the safe return to permanent housing for people left homeless by the 2010 earthquake. Anyone can fundraise and donate to the “The Long Run for Haiti” CrowdRise campaign at: www.crowdrise.com/TheLongRunForHaiti.

With support from J/P HRO and the Government of Haiti’s Ministry of Youth, Sports and Civic Action, the Fédération Haïtienne d’Athlétisme Amateur (FHAA) will train the five Haitian athletes in their home country until November then travel to New York, NY, where the 2013 ING New York City Marathon will take place.

Donate to Peter Scialla’s run here: http://www.crowdrise.com/thelongrunforhaiti/fundraiser/peterscialla

Donate to Morad Fareed’s run here: http://www.crowdrise.com/thelongrunforhaiti/fundraiser/moradfareed

ABOUT J/P HAITIAN RELIEF ORGANIZATION

J/P Haitian Relief Organization is dedicated to saving lives and bringing sustainable programs to the Haitian people quickly and effectively. Following the tragic earthquake of 2010, J/P HRO began working immediately to make a meaningful and lasting impact in Haiti. The goal of J/P HRO is to support the residents of the camps we manage and surrounding areas transition from life left homeless by the earthquake to durable, sustainable, and prosperous communities. J/P HRO has implemented its mission through four integrated programs: Medical, Camp & Relocations Management, Engineering & Construction, and Community Development. We work with the support of and in collaboration with local and national government leaders, community based organizations, other international NGOs, UN agencies, donors and—most importantly—the community members themselves. More information can be found at www.jphro.org. You can follow J/P HRO on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/JPHRO, add J/P HRO to your Google+ circles at http://bit.ly/jphroplus, and find J/P HRO on Facebook atwww.Facebook.com/JPHRO.

ABOUT J/P HAITIAN RELIEF ORGANIZATION

J/P Haitian Relief Organization is dedicated to saving lives and bringing sustainable programs to the Haitian people quickly and effectively. Following the tragic earthquake of 2010, J/P HRO began working immediately to make a meaningful and lasting impact in Haiti. The goal of J/P HRO is to support the residents of the camps we manage and surrounding areas transition from life left homeless by the earthquake to durable, sustainable, and prosperous communities. J/P HRO has implemented its mission through four integrated programs: Medical, Camp & Relocations Management, Engineering & Construction, and Community Development. We work with the support of and in collaboration with local and national government leaders, community based organizations, other international NGOs, UN agencies, donors and—most importantly—the community members themselves. More information can be found at www.jphro.org. You can follow J/P HRO on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/JPHRO and on Instagram at www.Instagram.com/JPHRO, add J/P HRO to your Google+ circles at http://bit.ly/jphroplus, and find J/P HRO on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/JPHRO.

 

ABOUT DELOS LLC®

A U.S.-based real estate developer, Delos® is the pioneer of Wellness Real Estate™, which incorporates amenities that help sustain both the environment and enhance residents’ health and well-being. In 2012, Delos introduced the WELL Building Standard™ with President Clinton, the world’s first building standard focused exclusively on enhancing people’s health and well-being in direct, evidence-based ways through the built environment. Delos designs include an array of innovative, built-in amenities that research suggests will improve various aspects of individual occupant health including: cardiovascular, respiratory and sleep health, orthopedic health, weight and metabolism management, stress reduction, mood enhancement, cognition and memory enhancement, health literacy and health behavior motivation. More information on Delos is available at www.delos.com. Fareed also co-founded and is partners with Scialla on the Phoenix Project, which is funding the construction of a sports facility in Cité Soleil, Haiti.

ABOUT EMPORIO ARMANI EA7

Dedicated to all those who engage in sport with passion, the Emporio Armani EA7 line was created to maximize performance while ensuring the highest levels of comfort. Launched in 2004 as a sports offshoot of Emporio Armani, EA7 has subsequently established its own identity as a brand with strong consumer awareness. The line, which is built around clothes that are always made to the latest technical specifications, is totally focused on satisfying the requirements of sports enthusiasts and professional athletes in seven different sporting sectors: basketball, tennis, golf, water sports, wintersport, outdoor and training. For more information please visit www.armani.com.

Learn more about Delos’ altruistic activities and charitable contributions in Haiti to promote health and wellness through the built environment.