There are 99 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day, and many of us spend those days outside — at the beach or on camping trips, at baseball games or backyard barbecues, on the golf course or tennis court — and wondering how best to exclude mosquitoes from our summer plans.
For those of us in the US, mosquitoes are merely an annoyance — but they can be life-threatening to families in Africa, where the deadly bite of a malarial mosquito is a nightly concern, and where a child under 5 dies of the disease every 45 seconds.
Malaria No More is focused on ending malaria deaths in Africa by 2015 and we're helping the world get it done. One of the tools that's helping us get there is mosquito nets to protect families from malarial mosquitoes.
This summer, we're taking things up a notch, activating grassroots advocates across the country, including our nearly 300,000 Facebook and Twitter supporters, to host casual house parties to celebrate the season and raise money in increments of $10 — the cost of procuring and delivering a mosquito net to a family.
Your NetNite doesn't have to be all about Malaria No More. Whether you've been thinking about hosting a rooftop party, 4th of July bonfire, weekend picnic, barbeque or even a birthday, just spread the word about malaria and ask your friends for a simple life-saving net contribution. Voila — you're a NetNite host!