Jessica Biel to Climb Africa's Highest Mountain

Celebrity Body Sep. 24, 2009 AT 1:08PM
Jessica Biel to Climb Africa's Highest Mountain Credit: Avik Gilboa/WireImage.com

Jessica Biel is moving up in the world!

The star, 27, has signed on to climb Africa's highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, in January to raise awareness for the need for clean water worldwide.

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She will be joined by singer Lupe Fiasco and actress Isabel Lucas, who are all going with the "Summit on the Summit" expedition, which is the brainchild of Biel's friend, singer Kenna, whose father suffered from waterborne diseases in Ethiopia as a child.

"This is a basic human necessity that needs to be addressed now," Biel said in a statement about her decision to climb the more than 19,000 feet to the mountain's peak.

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According to the Associated Press, more celebrity climbers will be announced in the next few months.

The climb will also raise funds for the Children's Safe Drinking Water Program, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and PlayPumps International.

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