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Aid for Japan

Around 30 local residents will be running on White Rock beach Thursday to raise money for Japan relief efforts.

Run for Japan – organized by members of New Song Christian Life Centre – is to kick off at noon March 24 at the Centennial Park Leisure Centre oval, and continue till 3 p.m.

Organizers are seeking participants, as well as sponsors to donate funds for each kilometre runners complete.

Money collected will benefit Japan Church Mission Network, which connects churches in Japan. JCMN is to use the donations to support its rescue team, which is expected to arrive in Tokyo March 31, organizers say. In addition, JCMN is to send in disaster response teams from April to August to help victims reconstruct their communities.

Direct donations are also accepted.

For more information, email runforjapan@hotmail.com or visit the event’s page on Facebook.

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