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Actor Josh Duhamel to Lead Pep Rallies Promoting American Red Cross Youth Run

SANTA MONICA, November 27, 2012 - Film and television actor Josh Duhamel will lead two pep rallies on Friday, November 30, to promote the 3rd Annual American Red Cross/Josh Duhamel Youth Run. This event is a two mile beach run and jog, to be held on the Santa Monica Beach on December 2.

Who: Reporters, Editors and Feature Writers

What: In January 2010 and March 2011, Duhamel led thousands of runners and raised over $200,000 for both Japanese and Haitian earthquake relief efforts. Donations collected at this year’s Youth Run will go towards the American Red Cross PrepareSoCal campaign which helps Southern Californians get ready for disasters.

When: Friday, November 30


  • 12:00 p.m., Lincoln Middle School, 1501 California Avenue, Santa Monica, 90403
  • 12:45 p.m. , Santa Monica High School, 601 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, 90405
  • Why: “I do the youth run because I feel that younger people may not be able to donate a lot of money but that doesn't mean that they can't contribute and make a difference. Bringing students of L.A. together for these events not only raises a lot of money, but also raises the spirits of those affected by any disaster and empowers everyone young and old,” says Josh Duhamel.

    RSVP: Please RSVP to Monica Diaz at, Bill Bauer at or Christine Peake at

    About Josh Duhamel

    Actor Josh Duhamel, 40, has a long history of supporting the American Red Cross. He is a member of the relief organization's national Celebrity Cabinet. He received the organization's coveted Red Cross Spirit Award at the chapter's annual Red Tie Affair fundraiser last year.

    Duhamel has appeared in all three mega-hit films in the "Transformers" action series along with a number of box office smashes. He is starring in five major Hollywood feature films scheduled for release in 2013.

    Duhamel is married to "Black Eyed Peas" singer, fashion designer and actress Stacy Ferguson, also known as "Fergie." He is a fitness buff and an avid golfer.

    About the American Red Cross of Santa Monica

    The American Red Cross of Santa Monica, is a publicly supported, 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that provides health and safety education, youth services, blood services, CPR and first aid training, disaster awareness and disaster relief efforts.