World Malaria Day 2010
World Malaria Day - April 25, 2010 - provides an unprecedented opportunity to come together and unite against malaria. We have a goal to end malaria deaths by 2015, and we need world leaders to continue supporting malaria prevention and treatment. But what will get their attention?
Nothing But Nets™ is uniting with global partners and asking YOU to show you are part of a growing movement of individuals and organizations committed to stopping malaria in Africa. Here’s how you can get involved:
Join the Movement: Sleep Out to End Malaria on April 24, 2010
What if thousands of people come together for one night to show the strength of our community – to unite against malaria? World leaders will pay attention if YOU, your friends, family, and neighbors Sleep Out to End Malaria on the eve of World Malaria Day – April 24, 2010. Join Americans across the country by hosting or participating in a Sleep Out on a university campus, under the stars in your backyard, in your school’s gym, in your church or synagogue, or any place you want.
Visit NothingButNets.net/Sleepout to create your sleep out event through our team fundraising system, NET-Raisers. Recruit your friends, family and community to join your efforts as team members or as sponsors. When you sign up to create a NET-Raiser team, make sure the box is checked at the very end that says “Sign me up to Sleep Out!”
Already a NET-Raiser? You’re one step ahead. Click here to sign up for the Sleep Out to End Malaria.
OR you can join us at an existing Sleep Out in:
Once you have set up your Sleep Out team, get your Sleep Out Tools: The Sleep Out Game Plan toolkit, a press release template and more!
Then, order your Sleep Out Gear from our online store!
Be Heard: Pledge your Support
Now is the time to tell world leaders that you are committed to ending malaria and call on them to do the same. Add your name to a message along with tens of thousands of others that we will deliver to U.S. congressional leaders on April 20, 2010, to show them there is a growing movement to save lives – and that the global malaria community is united against malaria.
If you’re not able to Sleep Out on April 24, consider donating to Nothing But Nets™ as a way to pledge your support for those who will be Sleeping Out in cities across America. After you donate, you can add your name to the message that we'll present to world leaders on April 20, asking them to support full funding for malaria prevention and treatment to end malaria deaths in Africa by 2015.
View and screen a new documentary: When the Night Comes
The United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets™ has partnered with Bobby Bailey to produce a new documentary on the deadliest plague known to humanity -- malaria. When The Night Comes follows Bobby and a team through Africa to tell the story of malaria and examine its effects on mothers and daughters, and fathers and sons. This journey brings new light to a deadly disease and leaves audiences empowered to help achieve the global goal to end malaria deaths by 2015.
Watch the trailer below:
Look Out for the Buzz Tour!
The Nothing But Nets™ Buzz Tour is rolling into towns all across the U.S. in our sustainable bus -- fueled on waste vegetable oil and outfitted with solar panels -- to fire up our supporters like you: soccer fans, youth, faith groups and more. We’re traveling community to community from March 27 to July 10, joining Major League Soccer teams across the country to spread the buzz about malaria leading up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup in Africa.
We are United Against Malaria
The UN Foundation and its Nothing But Nets™ campaign are uniting with global malaria partners to build upon the growing momentum to end malaria in the lead up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the first time it will be played in Africa. By acting now, we can help save millions of lives by sending more nets than ever and working to achieve the global goal to end malaria deaths by 2015. For less than the cost of a soccer ball, we can protect a mother and child for up to five years from malaria.
To learn more about United Against Malaria visit www.NothingButNets.net/unitedagainstmalaria