By Tim Saunders on
Jessica Biel is the latest star to climb Mount Kilimanjaro for charity.
The actress will join Isabel Lucas and several others for the trek in January to raise awareness about the need for clean water.
“This is a basic human necessity that needs to be addressed now,” she said. “I want to help any way I can in order to raise awareness toward the life-threatening clean water crisis happening not only in Africa but around the world.”
Biel’s boyfriend, Justin Timberlake, is also set to take part in the climb, which will also raise money for the Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and PlayPumps International.
“I’ve been training four times a week to get my VO2 – oxygen consumption – levels up to expand my lungs,” he said. “We’ll climb for a week straight, carrying 30lbs on our backs. It’s going to be intense, but it’s going to be so rewarding. We’re going to be ready for it.”
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