One Day 5K will provide malaria nets for Africa

Friday, March 29, 2013

An inexpensive mosquito net protects against malaria

Sophie Knudson is a junior at Shorecrest High School and a local girl scout. She is working for her Girl Scout Gold Award - the highest award you can earn as a girl scout - similar to an Eagle Scout Award.

For her project, she is directing and organizing the first annual One Day 5K, a 5K walk/run aiming to help raise money to combat malaria. 

It is a fun, family-friendly race taking place on April 13, 2013 at 9am at the Shoreline Stadium (18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline WA 98155)

21,000 children die DAILY due to preventable causes. One of the top four killers is malaria. My mission: One day we will eradicate malaria. Therefore, the proceeds from the race will go toward providing insecticide treated mosquito nets and malaria prevention education to families in rural Kenya.

Register on the project website - $25 pre-registration includes t-shirt - $30 day of race.
Ghost Runners can register, get a t-shirt, and not run!



The more people who register or donate to the race, the more nets we are able to provide for families and the more lives are saved across the world! You can make a direct impact in saving lives halfway across the globe!

For questions or more information, contact Sophie Knudson


2 comments:

Anonymous,  March 29, 2013 at 9:19 PM  

Rachel Carson, her 1962 work of science fiction, Silent Spring, and her 'night of the living dead' disciples of today are to blame for the millions of deaths caused by governmental bans of DDT.

Nancy Clark December 20, 2015 at 9:02 AM  

As reflected in the World Health Organization's 2012 World Malaria Report, bed nets and other aversion endeavors are working. It wasn't long back that a kid passed on at regular intervals from jungle fever. Today, the rate is like clockwork. Only a couple of years prior, jungle fever was the most obvious enemy of evacuees in Africa. Working in close association with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Nothing But Nets gave more than 1 million nets to African evacuees. The outcomes were quantifiable and emotional. Presently intestinal sickness is the fifth driving reason for death among outcasts. We're gaining genuine ground, yet at the same time have much work to do.
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