Josh Duhamel organizes 'Youth Run 4 Japan' for Red Cross Japan relief
Josh Duhamel, an actor and husband of Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie, is organizing a charity event called Youth Run 4 Japan on Sunday March 27 in Santa Monica, to raise money for the American Red Cross' relief efforts for the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
The 38-year-old actor is hosting the run along the Santa Monica beach and invites all interested parties to register at 10 a.m. PT on Sunday with a $10 entry fee, with all proceeds being donated to the American Red Cross' Japan earthquake and Pacific tsunami fund.
"If you're like me," Duhamel wrote on the Reliefrun website, "you've seen the pain and suffering going on in Japan right now and really feel the need to help, to physically help -- to actually do something. Well, we can!"
The run will be 2 miles long and is co-organized with tokidoki Japanese-inspired lifestyle brand which was created by Italian artist Simone Legno, who designed the event's logo (below) which Duhamel was spotted wearing on a tee-shirt this week.
In January 2010, Duhamel organized a similar run for victims of Haiti's earthquake and raised over $100,000 with 2,500 runners in attendance.
Duhamel is a member of Red Cross' national Celebrity Cabinet and often supports the Santa Monica chapter. The actor is scheduled to receive the Red Cross Spirit Award at the chapter's annual Red Tie Affair fundraiser on Saturday, April 9 for his "Youth Run 4 Haiti" event.
In December, Duhamel was kicked off of a plane after the actor refused to turn off his Blackberry phone. He later apologized, saying it was not his "favorite moment" but that he had learned his lesson.
Duhamel has appeared in movies such as "When in Rome," "The Romantics" and "Transformers" and most recently starred in the comedy "Life As We Know It" with Katherine Heigl.