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Ed Norton Running NYC Marathon For African Charity

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We love to see when celebs use their powers for good!

Edward Norton is planning to run this year's New York City Marathon to fundraise for the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust in east Africa.

Joining the actor will be three Maasai warriors themselves, two of which will be making their first trip to the big city!

Norton's been involved with the MWCT for 10 years and is now serving as president of the Board. The money raised will go towards the conservation, education and healthcare in the east African region.

He says:

"It’s an effort that I’ve been very personally involved with at all levels. We had previously raised money through dinner party events but this year we wanted to step it up a bit, reach a little higher in terms of the level of funding we try to raise and introduce the work to a wider community. And just as important, we wanted to try to do it in a way that could involve our Maasai friends and partners actively in the effort over here. The marathon seemed like a very organic way to involve them."


Good luck, Ed!

[Image via Carrie Devorah / WENN.]

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35 comments to “Ed Norton Running NYC Marathon For African Charity”

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  2. 2

    OMG he's so cute!

  3. 3

    I love him! Amazing actor and person!

  4. 4

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  5. 5

    ym in so many ways! 46 bg

  6. 6

    He has no top lip! Wow, it's non existant!

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  8. 8

    Re: olinvasile – You're sick… fuck off.

  9. 9

    One of my favorite actors
    Yay Edward

  10. 10

    Party on, Garth

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  12. 12

    why do Africans rarely ever raise money for AFRICA?

    African charity? mmmm not worth it. All money in Africa first goes to drug lords and the black market of organized crime. Don't waste your money. Let Africa clean up their own corruption first. It is out of control.

  13. 13

    Alanis Morissette is running this marathon too :)

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  15. 15

    Run Forrest run!

  16. 16

    He is soo fucking hot… Come here Eddie I will put on an African headress and play the mistress, oooh…

  17. 17

    Are there OTHER non-famous people running in this marathon? Or is it just ONE famous guy? They are all newsworthy in that case. Also, I wonder if #12 has a point. I am not sure–but it is an interesting thing to look into. It seems as though there is very, VERY little improvement in the African starvation/AIDS crisis . Do you remember USA for Africa in the 80's? Or the great "Band-Aid" in 1985? As of 2009, we don't see much change. Or am I missing something?

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  19. 19

    shame he's such a fucking bore with all the trying to prove he's and intellectual

  20. 20

    I am insanely attracted to him - Ok maybe not the heart throb - but gorgeous.
    ,Love him!

  21. 21

    A place someone who can treat you as a king or who can spoil you like a queen, this is the great place. It's dedicated for those sugar daddies **** Sugarloves.Com **** who are rich and successful to support and pamper women who will treat you like a king and for sugar babies who are attractive and young to seek a generous benefactor to mentor and take care of you.

  22. 22

    LOVE him!

  23. 23

    Should be running for Americans that have nothing… Disgusting… He makes American money right?

  24. 24

    He's a DREAM…….

  25. 25

    Hes an AMERICAN running a marathon in AMERICA to raise money for people in Africa. Are there Africans running in African marathons to raise money for AMERICANS? No, I didn't think so.

  26. 26

    Love him, love his work, and love this project.

  27. 27

    He looks like a scrawny, scruffy chicken. He needs some collagen for those thin, little lips. Man boy.

  28. 28

    OH, I know… how about run for a White People charity

  29. 29

    Re: DukeSteele – What!?!? That is the most dumbest comment on this site PERIOD.This is afucking "charitable" cause. Some part's of Africa are very poor and they dont have the resources to make it. I cant believe your stupid ass has the gall to talk about Africans running to earn money for America? America is one of the most richest countries in the World with the most stingiest bastards running it. You're a VERY stupid fuck who is in great need of a brain transplant.

  30. 30

    I love Edward!!!

  31. 31

    Re: olinvasile – advertise somewhere else please…

  32. 32

    I Love Edward Norton

  33. 33

    After seeing Paula Dean and her Fat Food it is nice to see someone keeping fit!
    Hope he runs a good race, good for him!

  34. 34

    Re: PerezTheBlogNazi – Boo hoo hoo. I'm wounded.

  35. 35

    Re: PerezTheBlogNazi – And another thing. It was a sarcastic remark. I guess some people aren't bright enough to recognize sarcasm when they see it. And… boo hoo hoo for Africa. Don't these people ever mooch money from other countries? And where does the money go anyway?