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Fighting Malaria

Join us for fun, fellowship, and biking all while supporting a great cause.  Tabernacle’s Skeeter Ride is a fundraiser to help purchase malaria nets for a community in Kenya. This is our fourth annual Skeeter Ride.  Tabernacle has partnered with ImagineNoMalaria.org in their efforts to prevent the spread of malaria.

Here is an introduction from their site:

Unlike many other diseases that are awaiting a cure, malaria was eliminated in the U.S. in the 1950s. However, in Sub-Saharan Africa, malaria continues to kill a child every 2 minutes.

But, there is hope! Imagine No Malaria is part of a global partnership and together with our partners; our generation can beat malaria once and for all. By improving the ways people fight the disease using bed nets, providing access to diagnostic tests and medicine, draining standing water, and improving sanitation we have already helped reduce malaria deaths by more than half. Imagine No Malaria combines integrated health infrastructure, education and advocacy to address death and the debilitating effects of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa.

Source: ImagineNoMalaria.org

Please visit their site for additional information and for more opportunities to help.