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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – A mission trip to Haiti with Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright has inspired one former Cardinals pitcher to run 13.1 miles to help kids in need.

"As a professional baseball player, I've had the opportunity to meet some truly incredible people who have factored heavily in my success and helped to shape my character, both on and off the field," Kyle McClellan wrote on his website. "Chief among them, my former teammate, Adam Wainwright has had an especially significant impact on my life."

McClellan will run the Go! St. Louis half marathon on April 5. Pledges benefit the IDADEE Children's Home and will be matched up to $50,000 by Kyle and his wife.

"We went to Haiti to have an impact on kids, but the impact it had on us was even more significant," the website reads.

You can learn more about the charitable push here: http://braceforimpact46.com/.

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