The 46-year-old "Barb Wire" star is currently in training for the big run after signing up to pound the streets of the Big Apple and raise funds for Sean Penn's J/P Haitian Relief Organisation, reported E! online. "I've never taken on a physical challenge like this but I am willing to do something to show my dedication.
It is incomparable to the struggle people (there) face. "I didn't just want to be the kiss at the finish line. I wanted to do more and if I can raise USD 500,000, it is going to be a blessing to Haiti," Anderson said. "I've been a supporter of JP from the early stages. In the last few years I have become more involved.
If you go to Haiti, you fall in love. It is intoxicating." Anderson will join five Haitian marathon runners as part of J/P Hro's The Long Run for Haiti campaign - the athletes, Astrel Clovis, Petrus Cesarion, Jean Macksony, Bertine Laine, and Carline Lamour will all be making their first-ever visits to the United States when they take part in the marathon alongside the actress/model.
Penn set up the J/P Haitian Relief Organisation in the wake of an earthquake, which devastated the nation and left thousands homeless in 2010.