Jeanne McMullin via Crowdrise
October 18, 2010
BENEFITING: MALARIA NO MORE
ORGANIZER: MALARIA NO MORE
EVENT DATE: Nov 07, 2010
45 seconds can mean a lot to a runner. It can mean a lot more to a family in Africa, where a child dies from malaria every 45 seconds. Children under the age of 5 account for 90% of all malaria deaths – a disease which is completely preventable and treatable. We know what it takes to defeat this disease, and we’re committed to ending deaths from malaria by 2015. We can do it – but we need your help.
Malaria No More is proud to be part of the New York Road Runners’ Charity Partner Program for the 2010 ING New York City Marathon. In addition to undertaking an extraordinary 26.2 mile race, our runners have dedicated their participation to raise funds and awareness in the fight against malaria.
Malaria kills 2,200 children each day and almost one million people each year, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa. Malaria No More will use each dollar raised through Team Malaria No More’s participation in the marathon to help African countries work toward ending malaria deaths by 2015. We greatly appreciate your support for Malaria No More as we work together to save lives and achieve the greatest humanitarian success of the 21st century.