Sean Penn sponsors runners for NYC marathon

159402329_620x350 Sean Penn‘s relief organization will sponsor ten runners in the New York City Marathon next month.

J/P Haitian Relief Organization will support five runners from Haiti to participate in the 26-mile race on November 3. “We’ve got five Haitian runners, 10 runners total, running for the team representing Haiti and our organization J/P HRO coming to the New York City Marathon — the marathon. So we’re really looking forward to it,” Penn said.

Sean’s charity aims to save lives and bring sustainable programs to Haiti as it continues to recover from the 2010 earthquake. The 53-year old actor is satisfied that the organization continues to rebuild Haiti after the disaster.

He said: ”It’s rewarding. I just came back from Port-au-Prince, where I visited our Haitian marathon runners, and to see that great discipline that Haitians have and that great spirit and the excitement that they have visiting New York for the first time.”

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One response to “Sean Penn sponsors runners for NYC marathon”

  1. Mike says:

    I like Sean Penn as an actor and what he does besides hi acting career. He has done much charity and this tells me much about his big, attentive and caring heart. I am happy he does a really rewarding thing – helping people, who truly need it.