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.