Dan Gross: Natalie Morales of 'Today' to run here

Natalie Morales intendsto run Saturday in an event here to benefit the homeless.
Natalie Morales intendsto run Saturday in an event here to benefit the homeless.
Posted: July 12, 2011

"TODAY" SHOW news anchor Natalie Morales will run Saturday in the Stroehmann Back on My Feet 20in24 Challenge to raise money to fight homelessness.

The race gives runners options to compete in a 24-hour marathon, distance relays, a pajama run and a midnight run. Morales is a board member of Back on My Feet, the homeless running club founded in Philadelphia by Anne Mahlum. It has since expanded to seven other cities.

Morales will compete in the relay challenge and present the first fundraising award. The events are on Saturday and Sunday and will begin at the Schuylkill River Running Loop at Lloyd Hall on Boathouse Row. For info, visit backonmyfeet.org or 20in24.com.

Out and about

* Ex-Flyers center Jeff Carter and a

female companion seemed to be picking up storage containers at the Target in Cherry Hill Sunday, for his move to Columbus, where he'll now play for the Blue Jackets. Our tipster says Carter took time to take pictures with a group of kids who approached him near the checkout line.

* Eagles quarterback Michael Vick

dined at Capriccio inside Resorts Atlantic

City Friday and greeted some well-wishing fans as he strolled the hotel.

6ABC's Williams back on stage

6ABC anchor Rick Williams is again taking the Moorestown Theater Company stage.

He'll play Baron Bomburst in the Delaware Valley Community Theater Premiere of "Chitty Chitty, Bang Bang," July 14-23 at the William Allen Middle School.

Moorestown Mayor John Button and former Mayor Kevin Aberant share the role of the Toymaker, and Kristi Howell-Ikeda, CEO of the Burlington County Chamber of Commerce, shares the role

of Lady Scrumptious.

Mark Morgan, the Moorestown's producing artistic director, flew to Chicago to get the right car for the title role and drove back in a rental truck.

For info and showtimes, visit moorestowntheatercompany.org.

Del. garden on 'Bachelorette'

The Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library in Delaware will be a date site on Monday's "The Bachelorette," which features former "Bachelor" contestant and Penn dental student Ashley Hebert looking for love. She and a suitor (tune in at 8 p.m. on ABC to learn which guy) will have a date there.

Charitably minded

Friends of Jake Chalfin have organized

a fundraiser for the paralyzed equestrian at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Brandywine Polo Club in Toughkenamon, Chester County. Chalfin was injured in September while riding in the Blue Ridge Fall Races in Virginia. Sunday's Chasin' for Chalfin event features a barbecue, an open bar, an

antique-car show, steeplechase jockeys and a professional polo match. Tickets are $40 in advance, $45 at the door. More info at chasinforchalfin.com.

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