HUGH JACKMAN wants YOU to Join
the Fight to End Extreme Poverty
He sings. He dances. He snarls.
Hugh Jackman, Tony Award recipient for Best Leading Actor in a musical in 2004, and best known as "Wolverine" from the "X-Men" movie franchise, is looking for people who are up for a challenge. When he's not getting in shape for his next film, Jackman works and speaks on behalf of The Global Poverty Project, an organization dedicated to ending extreme poverty within a generation. To raise awareness and funds for this issue, The GPP created the "Live Below the Line" campaign, and Jackman and his wife, Australian actress Deborra-Lee Furness, were quick to lend their support. You can listen to Jackman's answers to key (it) magazine questions from an interview with him at the 2011 launch in London in this video clip.
With a food budget of only $1.50 per day for five days, the "Live Below the Line" challenge is designed to be a tangible way for people to experience a modicum of extreme poverty for themselves -- something 1.4 billion people on the planet must do fully every day. The goal is to create an experience that leads to deeper understanding for everyone who participates -- then to share that knowledge with others and fundraise in support of effective solutions. That's where the Global Poverty Project comes in, by activating people to help make a difference right now.
Make Wolverine proud. Join the movement today!
MAKE (it) HAPPEN: Learn more in our full story or go directly to our Call to Action page for a great variety of action steps to take right now.