The youths of Trinity have once again thrown down the gauntlet, daring the adults to show up for a basketball contest Friday April 22 at the Germantown Recreation Center as a fundraiser to benefit Imagine No Malaria.
Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the game starts at 7:30. Donations will be accepted at the door and at church the following Sunday. Checks should be made payable to “Trinity United Methodist Church.” The funds will go to the Imagine No Malaria campaign.
In 2007, the World Health Organization estimated an excess of 1 million malaria-related deaths worldwide. By 2012, the number had declined to 627,000. The United Methodist Church and its partners are working to drive down those numbers even further. In Sub-Saharan Africa, malaria still claims a life every 60 seconds.
Malaria is caused by a parasite, spread to humans through the bite of the female anopheles mosquito. This mosquito flies and bites at night, making bed nets an effective weapon in the fight against the disease. Public health workers also use communication, education, and properly equipped health facilities as tools to stamp out malaria.
We eliminated malaria as an indigenous disease of the United States in the 1950s. Let’s spread that accomplishment throughout the world. Find out how you can help: http://imaginenomalaria.org/.