Dream Partners with Nothing But Nets for Atlanta Grassroots Tour
The Atlanta Dream helped kick off the "Nothing But Nets Grassroots Tour: Atlanta," aimed to engage grassroots support in the global campaign against malaria. Dream representatives joined Ted Turner, Chairman and Founder of the United Nations Foundation, and Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin at the Nothing But Nets Week kickoff rally to raise awareness and open the new Bed Net Display at Woodruff Park. The display of over 50 nets will be brought to cities throughout the country to help visually demonstrate the integral role bed nets play in saving lives by protecting against malaria. The Dream were represented by President Bill Bolen, Executive Vice President Danielle Donehew, and Chantelle Anderson and Nikki Teasley.
Donehew and Teasley also spoke at the Nothing But Nets luncheon at United Methodist Church on Friday, October 24, 2008. The luncheon highlighted the work that is being done around the Nothing But Nets campaign in United Methodist churches throughout the country. Additional speakers included Elizabeth Gore, Executive Director of Partnership Alliances of the United Nations Foundation, Bishop Bickerton of the Western Pennsylvania Conference and Bishop Watson of the North Georgia Conference. Nothing But Nets Week consisted of a series of events from October 20-24, 2008, as part of the campaignís national effort to raise funds and awareness to prevent malaria.
About Nothing But Nets
Nothing But Nets is a global, grassroots campaign to save lives by preventing malaria, a leading killer of children in Africa. Inspired by sports columnist Rick Reilly, tens of thousands of people have joined the campaign that was created by the United Nations Foundation in May 2006. Founding campaign partners include the National Basketball Associationís NBA Cares, the People of The United Methodist Church, and Sports Illustrated. It only costs $10 to provide a long-lasting insecticide-treated bed net that can prevent this deadly disease. Visit www.NothingButNets.net to send a net and save a life.