Vanessa Carlton will donate cash raised by her participation in Sunday's (06NOV05) New York City Marathon to a special charity for ailing music fans.

The A THOUSAND MILES singer is joining local pop radio station Z100's team, joining over 30,000 runners to run 42.2 kilometres (26.2 miles).

And the cash she raises from sponsors will go to Musicians on Call, a non-profit organisation which brings live and recorded music to patients' bedsides, reports MTV News.