Richard Thayer via Crowdrise
August 28, 2012
BENEFITING: MALARIA NO MORE
ORGANIZER: MALARIA NO MORE
EVENT DATE: Nov 04, 2012
Last year, when bugging everyone I knew to help me find runners for Team Malaria No More, I decided I might as well take one of our charity spots myself, and I ran the Marine Corps Marathon through my old stomping grounds in our Nation's Capital. It was an incredible experience, and I'm excited to be running through my favorite stomping grounds this year in the New York City Marathon.
If you know me well, you have probably heard some of the statistics about malaria and about some of the great work that Malaria No More does to fight it. Malaria is one of the world's top 3 killers of children, killing a child under 5 every minute, despite being preventable and treatable. Malaria No More works to end deaths from malaria both by delivering life-saving tools and education to families in Africa, and through innovative efforts to put malaria high on the U.S. and global agenda, like creative public awareness campaigns and targeted advocacy in Washington, New York and across the country to encourage corporate and government leadership in the fight against malaria.
I hope you'll help us help make malaria no more!