06/20/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Pete Wentz and 200 Cities Run to Bring Clean Water to 1 Billion Worldwide

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I've supported nonprofits like charity: water in the past, working hard to bring access to clean, safe drinking water to developing countries. It's a cause I believe in strongly.

Recently, I've been involved with hosting Live Earth's video updates around the water crisis and their Dow Live Earth Run for Water, which took place this past Sunday, April 18.

Around 200 cities from around the world participated in the six kilometer trek, similar in distance to the walk many women and children in these developing areas take each day to secure water, much of which is unsuitable for drinking.

According to the UN, over one billion people still have no clean drinking water and six billion lack any reasonable sanitation.

I caught up with Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz, who has been a big supporter of Live Earth's global initiative, at the event in Los Angeles. He emphasized the importance of spreading the word and getting involved: "Clean water for everyone is a basic human right. Water is a local issue and a global issue. A child dies every 20 seconds from unclean water, and with just 10 dollars, you can have clean water for a year for one child."