BUY-A-NET Malaria Prevention Group

BUY-A-NET Malaria Prevention Group

June 04, 2007 17:02 ET

Canadian Teachers Challenge Others to Buy-A-Net, Save Lives

KINGSTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 4, 2007) - Teachers Clare Duggan and Carolyn May of Archbishop O'Sullivan School challenge all other Canadian teachers to "Step Up! Accept the Challenge!" Endorsed by the Algonquin Lakeshore District Catholic School Board, the challenge is to all teachers to save lives through the BUY-A-NET Malaria Prevention Group, which distributes long lasting insecticide treated bed nets in Africa free-of-charge to prevent malaria from the bite of an infected mosquito.

"I remember thinking as I heard Debra Lefebvre, the Founder of BUY-A-NET, speaking at our school, that I can do something about this. I can save lives now. It's so simple." said Duggan.

Both teachers, Duggan, (Special Education), and May, (Grades Two/Three) have challenged all teachers to "Step Up" and donate $100.00 to the BUY-A-NET Malaria Prevention Group. "For the cost of a pair of running shoes, teachers can prevent malaria and save lives in many, many families," said May.

"The idea is unique and creative," notes Nancy Stevens, Public Relations Officer of BUY-A-NET Malaria Prevention Group. "When Ms. Duggan and Miss May approached us, we were thrilled. They demonstrate the true meaning of what a grassroots, Canadian citizen driven initiative is and what it can do."

"Malaria continues to be the leading killer in Africa, taking a child's life every 30 seconds. Together we can beat malaria very simply, effectively and efficiently with the use of a bed net. 100% of the money raised will go directly to the purchase and distribution of long lasting insecticide treated bed nets and anti-malaria medicines." reports Stevens.

Launched in 2004, BUY-A-NET Malaria Prevention Group is a volunteer based, grassroots Canadian citizen driven initiative aimed at the prevention of malaria in Africa, one village at a time. With the mantra, $10 BUCKS, BUY-A- NET, SAVE A LIFE, BUY-A-NET's only goal is to save the lives of helpless children and pregnant women in Africa, one village at a time. Teachers across Canada can meet the challenge by donating to www.buyanet.ca.

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