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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar continues to promote a healthy, active lifestyle

April 12, 2013|By Eric Pincus

Over the weekend, Hall of Fame center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar led a processional on a one-mile walk outside of the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

Abdul-Jabbar's Final Four Dome Dribble Fueled by Powerade was part of his campaign to encourage fun, healthy and active lifestyles.

The 65-year-old six-time NBA champion is also participating as a contestant on "Splash," a diving competition show on ABC.

Abdul-Jabbar recently told Jimmy Kimmel on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" that he's aspiring to "show everybody that at my age you can live a healthy lifestyle and learn new things."

Diagnosed in 2009 with chronic myeloid leukemia, Abdul-Jabbar is also helping to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society via his Skyhook Challenge.

For every dollar that Abdul-Jabbar raises, Novartis will match up to $38,387 in honor of the NBA's all-time leading scorer's career point total.


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