Combs spent over 16 hours on New York’s Hot 97 for a radio telethon aimed at raising
money for children’s charities.
The mogul’s efforts
raised more than $250,000 for his "Diddy Runs The City" campaign,
in which Diddy will run the 27 mile 2003 ING New York City Marathon.
"I feel blessed
that companies and individuals alike have come out to support me in my efforts,"
Diddy said. "I was especially thrilled that the people of New York came
out in full force to pledge for the radio telethon."
Diddy’s goal is
to raise at least one million dollars for charities dedicated to improving the
lives of children. Proceed’s will benefit Daddy’s House Social Programs, the
public schools of New York City and the Children’s Hope Foundation.
me, [people who donate] are supporting all the children of New York and I hope
they continue to do so in their own individual ways — whether that means donating
their money or their time — well after this initiative is over."
Diddy has set up
a hotline, 877-RUN-DIDDY, for people who wish to donate to the fundraising effort.
A website, http://www.diddyrunsthecity.com also has information on how to donate.
In related news,
an inspection of a Honduran factory where Diddy’s Sean John is produced did
not produce the violations that were reported.
The country’s Labor
Minister, German Leitzelar, led a team on a six hour inspection of the Southeast
Textile factory in Choloma.
the accusations were aimed at damaging a free trade agreement the Honduran government
is negotiating with the United States, Nicaragua and Panama.
No complaints relating
to the allegations were ever filed with the Honduran Labor Ministry. Representatives
for the factory said the employee who spoke out, was being used by Honduran
and U.S. labor unions opposed to the free trade negotiations.