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Nothing But Nets Funtime Friday with the Jaycees
Mar 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm$10.00
March is well known as “March Madness” and NC is no stranger to cutting the net in victory of a great season, but March also kicks off our international project for Malaria Prevention Awareness month for JCI. Friday, March 24th we’re celebrating for a whole different reason. Being the Jaycees, we are always down for a Party for a Cause and our wonderful partners at Second and Green Tavern will have beer, John’s almost world famous punch and house wine for those who purchase a wristband!
Guests are asked to donate $10 towards the purchase of netting to help a family of 4. “Children under five are at greatest risk and they account for more than 75 percent of malaria deaths.” With the $10 purchase of an insecticide-treated bed net to create a physical barrier against deadly malaria-carrying mosquitoes you can make an impact in a family’s life. This project is in collaboration United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign to children and their families who need it most.
In partnership with Nothing But Nets, JCI members work to raise global awareness, fundraise, and advocate for the fight against malaria. Since 2008, JCI members worldwide unite community partners, friends and their families to purchase and distribute bed nets while also educating families in Africa on their proper use. With the help of JCI, Nothing But Nets has sent more than 7 million life-saving bed nets to families in sub-Saharan Africa. We are on our way to achieving a malaria-free world. Coordinated global efforts to fight malaria have reduced child deaths by more than half. Together we can end this deadly disease in our generation! Join the fight against malaria today and send a net to save a life.”
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