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Melissa Etheridge and Rob Thomas Fight to Solve Water Crisis

Multi-Grammy winning performers Melissa Eitheridge and Rob Thomas are taking part in the Dow Live Earth Run for Water -- the largest global water initiative in history aimed at helping solve the world water crisis.

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The two musicians will perform separately at the Los Angeles and Atlanta events on April 18. The events will take place in nearly 100 cities across 50 countries around the world to raise awareness and funds that will help solve the global water crisis.

"I'm a long-time environmental advocate and believe strongly that it is our duty as a society and as individuals to preserve our planet and its resources," said Etheridge. "I want to lend my name and time to this event because the global water crisis is an environmental issue that affects nearly one billion people on the planet and through this event we can raise awareness and money to help address it."

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"I am thrilled to be participating in this important event to bring clean, safe drinking water to the women and children around the world walking 6km every day to sustain their families," said Thomas. "I encourage the Atlanta community to come out on April 18th because together we can make a difference in the lives of so many."

Funds raised from the events will benefit Global Water Challenge, a coalition of non profit organizations working to bring clean, safe drinking water to millions of people worldwide.

Pete Wentz, Angelique Kidjo, Alexandra Cousteau and Jenny Fletcher have also confirmed that they will be taking part in this event.