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Fremont Rotary Wants To Put A Net On Malaria

By master · June 9th, 2011 · No Comments

Fremont Rotary (aka The Fremont Fun Club) is determined to raise as much money as possible to purchase $10 mosquito nets that will be donated to families in Zambia. They’ll be doing so by sponsoring a community fundraiser dedicated to purchasing nets on Thursday, June 16, 5:30-7:30pm at Fremont Studios (155 North 35th Street).

The event will consist of live music, a movie preview, a silent auction, and delicious appetizers from co-sponsors, Silence-Heart-Nest and Tall Grass Bakery. Of course, there will also be information on the Rotary Partnership to Eradicate Malaria in Zambia. This partnership was initiated two years ago by Seattle Rotary #4 and PATH, a leading nonprofit global health organization headquartered in Seattle.

The entry donation is $20 per person and 100% of the proceeds will be going to purchase nets.

“All of the $20 donation paid at the door will be used to buy nets,” said Rotarian Shoshanna Osterfeld, “and they’ll be distributed in Zambia by Rotarians and community health workers, so we can be sure they’ll reach the families who need them most.”

Check out the full brochure for the event here (PDF).

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