Posts Tagged ‘kilimanjaro’

Oh Snap! Celebs, Political Brass at State Dept.

It was a rare scene. UN Foundation President Timothy Wirth couldn’t recall a time when the Ben Franklin room at the State Department was transformed into a photo exhibition for anything. More monumental than the pictures : the cause. The world water crisis brought hollywood stars like Kenna, Lupe Fiasco together with leaders like Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs Maria Otero and Ambassador-at-Large for Global Partnerships Elizabeth Frawley Bagely. The photo exhibit featured the trek up Kilimanjaro in January led by Kenna which included climbers Jessica Biel, Alexandra Cousteau and the UN Foundation’s Elizabeth Gore. It was called “Summit on the Summit” and was meant to raise awareness about the 1 billion people around the world who don’t have access to clean water.

Watch my interview with Lupe Fiasco and Elizabeth Gore on the 9NEWS Morning Show… and climb the mountain with the crew this Sunday when their documentary airs on MTV.

Team of climbers included Emile Hirsch, Lupe Fiasco, Santigold, Isabel Lucas, Alexandra Cousteau, Kick Kennedy, Dr. Greg Allgood, Elizabeth Gore, Bernise Ang, Simon Isaacs, Michael Muller, Jimmy Chin, Jason Walsh, and Melissa Arnot. UN Foundation President Timothy Wirth and Maria Otero also pictured.

Erin Mote, CHF International with independent consultant Michael Fields.

Patty Johnson enjoys photos by Jimmy Chinn

OMG 3/10/10: Sean Penn Kicked Out?

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OMG on WUSA9 March 10, 2010 

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA)–OH MY GOFF! Watch Angie Goff’s report on Sean Penn fighting rumors, Brooke Burke to host ‘Dancing With the Stars’ and hollywood and global leaders meet to end the clean water crisis around the world.

OMG 01/12/2010: Simon Says No, VA Winery Opens

OMG on WUSA January 12, 2010

Simon Cowell quits Idol and what he’ll do next, Jon Gosselin goes after his ex-girlfriend, DC women climb Kilimanjaro along celebrities like Jessica Biel, Paradise Springs Winery Opens and Ralph Fiennes visit DC’s Holocaust Museum.

DC Philanthropist, Jessica Biel Climb Kilimanjaro

Elizabeth on the MountainRight now my friend Elizabeth Gore  of the UN Foundation is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. In her group which they’re calling Dos Locos are singer Lupe Fiasco, Jessica biel and Isabel Lucas.  After recovering for a muddy fall yesterday I just got word that their team is camped out at 16 thousand feet. Tonight they’ll get up at 2AM and climb to the summit. They will have 15 hours of climbing ahead of them to reach their goal. If all goes to plan the team should hit the summit around 9AM our time Tuesday! Here in DC we’re rootin for you Dos Locos. You can do it!

Elizabeth is part of Summit on the Summit. Environmentalist  Alexandra Cousteau of DC is also part of the big climb. It’s the project created by singer Kenna…an expedition that has brought celebrities together to raise awareness of the 1 billion worldwide that  lack access to clean drinking water.

Keep track with Elizabeth.. even see her heart rate and that of the other climbers via SummitontheSummit.org and through Twitter

Elizabeth and Team!

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