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Support for Nothing But Nets (81509-GM-NonDis)

A petition to the 2008 General Conference:
We SUPPORT the “Nothing but Nets” campaign.
We realize the importance of addressing the malaria issue that is facing the world today.
We commend the efforts of The United Methodist Church in the fight against malaria.
The Nothing but Nets campaign is a global, grassroots campaign to save lives by preventing malaria, a leading killer of children in Africa. Malaria is preventable but infects nearly 500 million people each year and kills more than one million of those people who become infected. Inspired by Sports Illustrated columnist Rick Reilly, who challenged each of his readers to donate at least $10 for the purchase of an anti-malaria bed net, thousands of people have joined the campaign. Founding campaign partners include the National Basketball Association Cares, The People of The United Methodist Church, Malaria No More, Sports Illustrated and the United Nations Foundation.
Call to Action: The Church’s action to support this program is admirable. However, in order to be successful the action of individuals and the local churches is required. A gift of ten dollars from an individual or family can buy a net and save lives. We thank you for the continued support of the “Nothing but Nets” campaign.

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