Welcome to the Malaria No More board!
Melinda's Backups is dedicating this area to all things MNM, from information to educate ourselves and others about the disease and cause, to activities that engage our members to participate... and everything in between.
As you all know, this cause is very close to Melinda's heart. Thanks to her we've been introduced to the Malaria No More organization and have a deeper understanding about the need to fight malaria in Africa. Thousands of children die everyday and something as simple and affordable as a $10 bednet can save their lives. Please go to: www.MalariaNoMore.org
to find out more about this wonderful organization.
Most of us were first introduced to this cause through the American Idol Gives Back show as we supported Melinda on the American Idol 2007 competition. Later that summer Melinda visited Africa on behalf of Malaria No More (http://melindasbackups.com/Africa.htm
). As Melinda toured the US with the American Idol Live Tour we supported MNM by honoring her with flowers and bednet donations at the 59 concerts. Then we honored Melinda again by donating to MNM on her birthday.
And our efforts continue...
Melinda's Backups currently have a Football contest taking place, organized by Desiree, where the proceeds will go towards MNM. For more info please go to: http://melindasbackups.com/forum/index.php?board=26.0
And thanks to Sara's idea, we are so excited to be working on participating at the Country Music Marathon to take place on April 26 in Nashville, TN, to raise funds for Malaria No More. Please visit the marathon sub-board to learn more and join in the fun!
We have assembled a Malaria No More Committee to organize all things MNM. The current members are: Irma/igabyy - leader, Meredith/cheekym - co-leader, Cristina/Chris-play, Sara/Sara99, Maria/ghopper, Desiree and Mary Ann/Melrocks. If you'd like to participate in the Committee please PM me. We also welcome your ideas to raise funds for Malaria No More.
Feel free to look around to learn more about Malaria No More and the fight against malaria, join in the activities, and help spread the word!!!
Save a Life...Make a Positive Impact...and be Blessed