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5K Run Benefits Victims of Haiti Earthquake

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – Three years after the deadly 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated Haiti, a local organization is working to raise money to support those affected by the tragedy.

On Saturday, Lansing For Haiti sponsored a 5K benefit run in Lansing, with proceeds going toward microloans for Haitian farmers looking to grow their business.

"When a disaster like this strikes, it's always in the news and people always give," says Noah Filipiak, founder of Lansing for Haiti. "But what happens is the news crews leave and we all kind of go on with our lives thinking that everything's fine, but for the people of Haiti, life goes on, and they have to continue to put their lives back together. So what we try to do with Lansing for Haiti is to put on positive events like this."

This year's event brought out more than 300 runners and raised about $10,000.

For more information about Lansing for Haiti, click here.

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