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Joe Jonas Lends Star Power To S. Fla. Charity Run

A South Florida charity run got some star power from one of the Jonas Brothers Monday.

Joe Jonas ran alongside others in a 5K walk and run at Nova Southeastern University in Davie.

Tight security had to keep a stampede of screaming teenage girls from trampling Joe and his younger brother Nick.

The Joe Jonas iWin 5K Fun Run/Walk is part of a series of races Jonas has hosted and participated in through his Change for the Children Foundation to benefit the Special Olympics. All of the money raised will stay in South Florida.

"The run is special because it's not a race, everybody is a winner, everybody knows that they're giving back and they have an opportunity to get out there and be able to give. I think for all of us, me and my brothers are always trying to do something like that with certain charities or things that we have a passion for and this is something I definitely have a heart for," Joe Jonas told CBS4's Christina Loren during a live interview on the CBS 4 Morning News.

With a name like Jonas, it's no surprise the teenage girls showed up in droves to see the Disney star in action.

"I've been here since 4:30 a.m. to see them," said one fan.

Joe, who recently turned 21, says he loves spending his free time helping others, especially the Special Olympics.

"I think it's just these amazing athletes are so special to me. They are so talented and I think when I see them at my concerts they are just an inspiration to me and I just want to be able to give back to them."

Monday morning's event was a huge success. They had a goal set in which they wanted to reach $50,000 for Florida Special Olympics and they ended up raising almost $95,000.

The Jonas Brothers perform September 7 at Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach.

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