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Glenwoods Springs Post-Independent
October 23, 2017

Local 24 Hours of Sunlight Team Nets Money for Children’s Charity

A Sports Illustrated article by columnist Rick Reilly struck a personal chord with Glenwood Springs resident Dave Weidemann. With two young children under his own roof, it was impossible for Weidemann to ignore Reilly’s words. Reilly backed a cause with his words. And now Weidemann and his 24 Hours of Sunlight ski team, Flippin’ Sweet Moves, share the nationally renowned scribe’s cause.

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The New York Times
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A Joint Attack on Many Perils of Africa’s Young

In this poor, dusty village of 550 people, four babies died of malaria in October, among them 11-month-old Yire Are. As word spread that the government would be handing out mosquito nets that prevent malaria, his uncle made sure he was there with his own children, their heads shaved in mourning.

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InStyle Magazine
October 18, 2017

Actress Alexandra Daddario Goes to Malawi to Fight HIV and Malaria

Actress Alexandra Daddario (2017’s Baywatch) is using her platform to follow in the footsteps of the ever-iconic Elizabeth Taylor. She’s a champion for The Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation‘s new partnership with the UN Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, and she recently traveled to Malawi to see the organizations’ handiwork providing testing and treatment for HIV and malaria first-hand.

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June 20, 2017

The Power of “Political Will”

Under the merciless rays of an insistent sun which pierces a perenially brown dust-laden sky, we take our postions as international VIPs in a huge dirt schoolyard on the outskirts of Bamako

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“To save a life is to save a universe”

The Union for Reform Judaism has set a goal of raising funds for 50,000 insecticide-treated bed nets. And on Friday, December 14, it was announced that URJ is on its way – reaching one fifth of its goal in just a few short months

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June 12, 2017

Songs in the Key of “Bzzzz”

It turns out we’re not alone in preferring the sound of music to the sound of mosquitoes buzzing. Bill Schoening, who serves as the main announcer and “voice” of the San Antonio Spurs, inspired by his United Methodist Church, has released a new CD called Second Chance to help save lives by preventing malaria

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June 9, 2017

Olympic Medalist Ruth Riley on “Going for the Gold”

“I can’t imagine growing up in a place where, every night as I slept, a mosquito bite threatened my chances of growing up.”

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Chris Helfrich
June 8, 2017

What I Learned on a Hillside in Rwanda

My unforgettable visit today to Gihembe Refugee Camp in Rwanda with the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign reinforced two things.

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