In twelve days the legendary tennis champ
Martina Navratilova will climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa, to raise money for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation.
The money raised will go to support eighty projects dedicated to helping kids worldwide. Through sports programs the Laureus Foundation tackles issues like illiteracy, gang violence, discrimination, AIDS and so much more.
Martina will be joining the ranks of other celebs like
Jessica Biel and Emile Hirsch who have also taken on the challenge for charity.
Want to get in on the action? So far this climb has raised €14,153. The goal is €100,000 and they are less than two weeks away.
Watch the video below the jump to hear Martina’s plea for donations. Even star athletes need some help with motivation when it comes to climbing 19,298 feet up a mountain.
About Ali Berman
Ali Berman is the author of
Choosing a Good Life: Lessons from People Who Have Found Their Place in the World
(Seven Stories Press). She works as a humane educator for
teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Her published work can be found on her website at
. In early 2012 Ali co-founded
, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.
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