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Polar Bear Running The Race Against Extinction in The ING NYC Marathon on Sunday, November 1

October 29, 2009

BOSTON, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ — Jeff Neterval, founder of the nonprofit The Race Against Extinction, is running in The ING New York City Marathon and will run a portion of the race in a polar bear costume (mile 18-19 and miles 23-26) to raise awareness for the nonprofit and the need to protect our planet’s endangered animals and plants.

“The Race Against Extinction” is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to educate and raise awareness among children and their families of the critical need to preserve our planet’s rapidly diminishing biodiversity and increase funding for established international conservation groups and their efforts in preserving the habitats of endangered species. More information about the non-profit can be found at www.theraceagainstextinction.com.

The Race Against Extinction’s goal is to attract, encourage and enlist event organizers throughout the world to set up their own events and provide assistance in the organization of such events and be the conduit 501(c)(3) which directs the proceeds to one of the established conservation non-profits engaged in the preservation of the event’s species of choice.

    Who:  Jeff Neterval, a.k.a., The Polar Bear
    When:  Sunday, November 1st, 2009 (12:30 - 2:00 pm at locations below)
    Where:  Mile 18-19 (E. 90th Street - E. 115th Street) and Miles 23-26
    Central Park) of the NYC Marathon Course.

For a picture of the polar bear costume, please contact jdwalker@jdwalkercommunications.com

SOURCE The Race Against Extinction


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