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NYAA supports Run for Haiti with apple donation

by | February 22, 2010
The New York Apple Association donated 10,000 McIntosh apples for runners participating in Run for Haiti, a four-mile run and walk to benefit Haiti relief efforts that was held Saturday, Feb. 20, in New York City's Central Park.

"Our growers are proud to help benefit this important effort to relieve the heartbreaking conditions in Haiti," Jim Allen, president of the New York Apple Association, said in a press release.

Each runner participating in the event received a McIntosh apple. The New York Apple Association has been a sponsor of New York Road Runner events, including the ING New York City Marathon, since 1999.

New York Road Runners and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation organized Run for Haiti, with all entry fees from more than 8,000 participants going directly to New York City's Haiti Relief Fund, which raised more than $1 million.