May 7, 2010, 9:35 a.m.
The UN Foundation has been working with the UN to fight malaria for years. But it was a column that Rick Reilly wrote about malaria in Sports Illustrated--and thousands of letters and donations from people like you--that led to the creation the Nothing But Nets campaign.
The reaction to Reilly's 815 words made clear that thousands of people were ready to help the million children dying unnecessarily each year of malaria. And so Nothing But Nets was born.
Already, groups as diverse as the NBA and the United Methodist Church have joined the campaign. Now, we're asking you to help spread the word about Nothing But Nets, and how easy it is to protect children from malaria with bednets.
You can save a family. Your church, school, or team can save a village. Together, we can cover Africa with lifesaving bednets.