WORLD MALARIA DAY (Friday April 25, 2008)
In addition to AIDS, malaria is still a problem here and even bigger in other African countries. I won’t write much about this other than to completely quote an e-mail by my good friend Eliza Choo. I include it here below.
today is world malaria day.
"see, nearly 3,000 kids die every day in
rick reilly wrote a column about malaria in sports illustrated a couple years ago (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/writers/rick_reilly/04/25/reilly0501/index.html), challenging each of his readers to donate at least $10 for the purchase of anti-malaria bed nets - and this led to the creation of the nothing but nets campaign.
please check out http://www.nothingbutnets.net/ and they'll donate a net on your behalf. or you can directly donate to the charity organization. for $10, you can provide a family an insecticide-coated net that can last up to four years. $10 today might save a kid's life and future!