Pamela Anderson Runs NYC Marathon, Tweets Pics

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Pamela Anderson announced weeks ago that she would be running in the New York City Marathon this year and set up a donation page on to raise funds for Haiti. On Sunday, she completed the run after garnering almost $76,000 for the cause.

After the race--in which Anderson came in with a time of 5:41:03--the former "Baywatch" star took to Twitter to thank the city, share a photo of her medal, and, later, to show us that she's not immune to the pains that come with running.

Anderson has been working with fellow celeb Sean Penn to help Haiti after the devastating earthquake in 2010 that destroyed so much, and was originally shooting for a goal of $500,000. Following the marathon, she says she'll continue to work to make change.

“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,” she said. “I was in Haiti shortly after the earthquake to help with local farms and food distribution in tent camps. I visited J/P HRO when it was in its beginning stages. I brought cold beer through rubble-covered streets to volunteers who were working long days surrounded by dust and death…I think many people shine in Haiti. They Jumped. Took Action. Made the decision to help. It feels good to help. And it heals us too.”

Image: CrowdRise

Amanda Crum
Amanda Crum is a writer and artist from Kentucky. She's a fan of Edward Gorey, Hunter S. Thompson, and horror movies. You can follow her on Google:+Amanda Crum