First, I know this is off topic. But, its my little way of giving back.
Second, today is World Malaria Day. I know, every day is something day. I think yesterday was World Black Is Not Really A Color Day and Wednesday was World Be Kind to Fire Ants Day. But, Malaria Day is a bit different because, unlike arguing over black or being nice to a fire ant, you can do something to help.
Malaria is the leading killer of children in Africa and every 30 seconds a child died. Thus, while I wrote this post, 2 children died. But there is a solution. A simple insecticide treated net can protect a family of 4 from the mosquitoes that carry malaria for 5 years. The net costs a whopping $10. Now, I am the last to ask any of you to spend money as I know its tight. So, let me propose another idea.
Major League Soccer has teamed up with the UN’s Nothing But Nets Campaign. But, instead of giving money, all you have to do is play a 1 minute online video game: www.NothingButNets.net/game (Normally, I imbed links so you don’t see them, but I want you to have this link so you can pass it on to your friends and family.) In the game, you deliver nets to families in Africa. (Okay, I found away around it and you don’t have to actually play the game and can send the net without playing.) You can do it for each email address you have. I have already played 5 times.
I ask that you all take a minute to go to the link and send a net. This is an easy way you can help someone. Over 7,000 people have already signed up. Will you join me? And when you do, please let me know.