The Great Gorilla Run is one of those fantastic events; everyone in gorilla costumes running past the monuments of London
12 August 2012
Adam Garcia to join the Great Gorilla Run 2012
Hollywood and Sky TV star Adam Garcia will be one of hundreds of great ape fans taking part in the annual Great Gorilla Run in London on Saturday 22 September.
Garcia (Coyote Ugly, Got to Dance, Doctor Who) has signed up to tackle a 7km course past London landmarks such as Tower Bridge, the Tate Modern and City Hall, dressed in a full gorilla suit.
He will be joined by hundreds of other runners taking part in this iconic event, which will once again be started by TV legend and conservationist Bill Oddie, and is still recruiting new runners for his own team.
"The Great Gorilla Run is one of those fantastic events; everyone in gorilla costumes running past the monuments of London to raise money for a great cause," says Garcia.
"Imagining a world without gorillas is a crying shame. Any extinction is tragic and the gorilla is such a magnificent, gentle creature that losing them, for really no reason, would be a tragedy. So that's why I've agreed to take part in this iconic event, and that's why you should join me!"
Since the first Great Gorilla Run, which took place in 2001, the event has raised more than £1.5 million for gorilla conservation projects in Rwanda, Uganda and DR Congo. Each year, the highest fundraiser is rewarded with a once-in-a-lifetime trip to see mountain gorillas in the wild in Uganda.
To watch an exclusive video of Adam Garcia talking about his passion for gorilas, visit: http://www.greatgorillarun.org/
For further information, images, comment and interview opportunities, contact
David Hewitt, Communications Officer
The Gorilla Organization,110 Gloucester Avenue, London, NW1 8HX
Tel: 020 7916 4974
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About the Gorilla Organization
The Gorilla Organization works internationally to save the world’s last remaining gorillas from extinction by supporting long-term economic development and conservation projects in the poor communities surrounding the gorilla habitat.
Formerly The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund Europe, the Gorilla Organization was inspired by Dian Fossey herself to raise funds to protect the endangered Mountain gorillas. Today the organisation works to ensure the survival of lowland gorillas as well as mountain gorillas with projects including gorilla protection; agricultural development; the Durban Process (long-term solution to illegal mining); conservation and education; forest people and combating loss of habitat. In 2002 the Gorilla Organization won the BBC International Award for Outstanding Work in Conservation. www.gorillas.org
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