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Duke men’s basketball sophomore Stanley Borden, a native of Istanbul, Turkey, is coordinating a 7.8-kilometer run on Duke’s East Campus on Wednesday to help raise funds for earthquake relief in Turkey and Syria.

Borden, whose family still resides in Istanbul but were unaffected directly by the quakes, is organizing the effort along with fellow Blue Devils from the Turkish and Syrian communities. The 7.8-km run is to signify the 7.8-magnitude of one of the earthquakes that devastated the region.

To participate in the run, sign up in advance: Duke Community Registration | Durham Community Registration (non-Duke students/staff/faculty). Proceeds will go to AKUT Search and Rescue Association.

The run begins at Baldwin Auditorium on Duke’s East Campus at 3 p.m., with a celebration for runners and the Duke Community at 5 p.m.