Pamela Anderson

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Pamela Anderson, best known for hitting the beach on Baywatch, is about to pound the pavement. All for a worthy cause.

"I'm running the New York Marathon this year and raising funds for the J/P Haitian Relief Organization," the 46-year-old blond beauty tweeted on Sunday.

"Together, I hope we can raise at least $500,000 and make a huge impact in this magical country," Anderson wrote on her fundraising page. "Keep checking my page and Facebook and Twitter to find out about all sorts of contests I'll be running from now until November - I will give updates on my training too."

Anderson then proceeds to give specifics as to why she's willing to run 26.2 miles come Nov. 3 on behalf of Haiti.

"Poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Just a one-hour flight from Miami. How are we not more involved?" she writes. "Desperate need for things we take for granted - clean water, safe school structures, medical facilities, emergency rooms, reforestation possibilities - conservation, education...the opportunities are endless."

She adds, "To spend time in Haiti is to fall in love with Haiti...It has been heartbreaking to witness the poverty among people in what should be a very rich country...It feels good to help and it heals us too...I appreciate your interest and support."

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