The youth challenged the adults. The youth won. But the real winners are kids in Africa and other parts of the world whose lives are threatened by malaria. Donations raised at the event will help buy bed nets to protect children from mosquito bites, which transmit deadly malaria.
From the Nothing but Nets website:
“Malaria is a disease caused by the blood parasite Plasmodium, which is transmitted by mosquitoes. Malaria, from the Medieval Italian words mala aria or “bad air,” causes 200 million illnesses per year and kills 600,000 people — mostly children under the age of five.
“Malaria is particularly devastating in Africa, where it is a leading killer of children. In fact, there are 10 new cases of malaria every second. Every 60 seconds, a child in Africa dies from a malaria infection.”
Learn how to help: nothingbutnets.net
The fundraiser was fun.