On July 29th, I will be running my first marathon! While running a marathon has been a big personal goal for me, I also want to use this as an opportunity to help raise money and awareness for a cause that is incredibly important in the world today: malaria reduction.
I have decided to use my run to help fundraise for the Against Malaria Foundation. I’ve always asked myself what I can do to help make an impact on the lives of other people, and I believe in the mission of the Against Malaria Foundation. I’d love for you to join me! Together we can make a big, direct impact on the lives of people: children, and families alike.
Every year, over 200 million people fall ill with malaria resulting in over half a million dead - young children are the most vulnerable. Malaria nets, while simple, have proven to be highly effective at reducing malaria incidence. These nets not only save lives, but reduce the heavy toll of disease on impoverished families.