BENEFITING: United Nations Foundation
EVENT DATE: Jun 08, 2014
I am running, biking, canoeing, climbing and competing in all sorts of sports in a charity event called JCI Challenge June 8-10th 2014 at Malta.
Each competitor raises money for charity. Please support my campaign for JCI Nothing but Nets. One net protects a family of up to four from the deadly disease of malaria and costs USD $10. Supporting is easy - just click "Donate to this Fundraiser" at this page and help - I will do the running for you! Keep your thumbs up for my athletic performance in +29 Celcius degrees...
You may follow the competition in Twitter with #jcichallenge or by following me as the user @losoini. Thank you for your help!
About the charity:
Residents of malaria-endemic countries need your help and they need it now. On average, every 60 seconds a child dies from malaria. There is no time to waste in the battle to stop this devastating disease. The vast majority of deaths occur in Africa, where malaria is a leading killer of children.
Thanks to Nothing But Nets, an initiative of the United Nations Foundation, millions of lives in Africa have been saved through their program to provide long-lasting, insecticide-treated nets to children and families. As a proud and active Nothing But Nets partner, JCI runs a campaign called JCI Nothing But Nets. Through the campaign, JCI members raise funds to send mosquito nets to Africa and educate children and their families on the correct use and care of the nets. While your nation may not be affected by widespread malaria, 40% of people in the world live in countries that are. And they need your help.