World Swim for Malaria

Des Walsh, a business coach and blogging evangelist, pinged me about the upcoming World Swim for Malaria, which has been initiated by an Aussie based in London.

The equivalent of seven jumbo jets full of children die every day from the highly preventable disease, malaria (3,000 children every day)

The single most effective way of preventing malaria is to have people in affected areas sleep under a mosquito net which can be bought for US$5

So a young Australian, Rob Mather, and a team of supporters and sponsors and swimmers are doing a World Swim for Malaria on Dec 3, 2005 - only one week away - to get a million people swimming to raise money to buy millions of mosquito nets. And 100% of the money is to be used for that.

A worthy cause indeed. Let's use the net to get nets!

Looking at the website - Total signed-up 253,385 as at 28 Nov 2005 and there are 1000's of Aussie signed up so far.

Oh, and the World Swim for Malaria website is running ASP.NET - so that's cool too!

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