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PUR Water Filtration and P&G's Children's Safe Drinking Water Program Take Jessica Biel, Kenna and Other Cultural Influencers to Meet Those Affected by the Clean Drinking Water Crisis Before Embarking on SUMMIT ON THE SUMMIT: Kilimanjaro
Date:1/8/2010

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"Before this trip, I never realized the full scope of the clean drinking water crisis," said Jessica Biel. "Meeting the people in Arusha and seeing how just one PUR sachet can mean the difference between healthy water and contaminant laden water has been an incredible experience I'll always remember. It's going to be my motivation to reach the summit!"

The climb - which will benefit PUR Water Filtration's partner, the Children's Safe Drinking Water Program (CSDW), among other clean water efforts - was created by Grammy-nominated musician, Kenna, whose father nearly lost his life as a child after contracting a water-borne disease from drinking contaminated water.

Who's Climbing?

  • Kenna - Grammy-nominated musician and creator of SUMMIT ON THE SUMMIT: Kilimanjaro
  • Jessica Biel - Actor (upcoming films Valentine's Day and The A-Team)
  • Emile Hirsch - Actor (Into the Wild, Milk)
  • Isabel Lucas - Actor (Transformers 2)
  • Lupe Fiasco - Grammy-nominated musician
  • Dr. Greg Allgood - Director of the Children's Safe Drinking Water Program at Procter & Gamble
  • Alexandra Cousteau - National Geographic Emerging Explorer
  • Kick Kennedy - Environmental activist and granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy
  • Elizabeth Gore - Executive Director of Global Alliances for the United Nations Foundation
  • Jason Walsh - Renowned Trainer and Movement Specialist

Dr. Greg Allgood personally took the climbers on their Village Visit near Arusha, Tanzania. He frequently makes trips to Africa with the CSDW Program and recently traveled to Arusha in October 2009. However, this is the first time he's brought such a diverse group to see the work he does around the world.

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