Matthew McConaughey Works Up A Sweat For Kids [PHOTOS]

August 16th, 2012 // Leave a Comment

Magic Mike star, Matthew McConaughey worked up a sweat yesterday (August 15) at the P&G Give Education Campaign facilitated at Venice High School. The campaign is supported by McConaughey foundation Just Keep Livin.

The campaign aims to draw attention to the dropout crisis in the US school system and  to benefit the Communities In Schools (CIS) organization to optimize success in leveraging students to stay in education programs and is the leading organization for prevention of dropouts. P&G joined forces with McConaughey to ignite the start of a motivational campaign set out to mentor students in an active lifestyle. The press conference set off with McConaughey’s speech to advise to get,give and save with P&G rebate that goes towards the funds of CIS.

The actor was among students participating in various exercises from jump roping to medicine ball throwing. The actor took to the podium to present a speech during the festivities.

McConaughey is preparing to undergo a serious role in which the drama flick centers around the life of electrician, Ron Woodroof (McConaughey) is diagnosed with AIDS and becomes involved with underground pharmacies that provide HIV drugs not approved in the US . Woodroof  challenges the ‘expiration date’ and ultimately tries to save his own life in hopes for a prospective future. The movie is titled The Dallas Buyer’s Club and is based on a true story of one man’s struggle for survival. Production is due to begin in September and the actor plans to lose another 15 lbs to play the character.

His wife, Brazilian model, Camila Alves also attended the event and sat on the sidelines. On losing weight and staying healthy Alves discusses McConaughey’s commitment to health.’I’m usually the one right there saying, “You can’t eat this, you can’t eat that,” but he’s very disciplined. He’s really great at it,’ recalled Alves during an interview.

Launch the gallery to view the photos of The Paperboy actor at the fitness event at Venice High School!

By Sila Manahane

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