Today, the California-based Mancheno Insurance Agency, a member of the Nationwide Insurance Independent channel, announced its partnership with the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign to protect refugees from malaria. In forming the first insurance industry partnership with Nothing But Nets, Jorge Mancheno of Mancheno Insurance Agency was inspired by Golden State Warriors star and NBA MVP Stephen Curry, who also supports the campaign.
Tomorrow, June 20, is World Refugee Day and Serinda Swan, actress of USA’s hit summer show, Graceland, is calling for fans and global health advocates to support the millions of women and children living as refugees around the world. Swan, who plays DEA agent Paige Arkin, supports the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, protecting refugee families from malaria.
CytoSport, Inc., parent company to the MUSCLE MILK® brand, announced today that the brand will donate $10,000 to the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign in Stephen Curry’s name to celebrate his Most Valuable Player honor.
The MUSCLE MILK® brand has been a proud partner of Curry starting in the early phases of his professional career and shares his passion for making a difference in the lives of others. Nothing But Nets is a global organization that Curry supports that provides bednets to families in Africa to protect them from malaria, a disease that claims the life of a child every 60 seconds. The donation will provide 1,000 insecticide-treated nets to help save the lives of families in need.
“I’m overwhelmed with the outpouring of support from my partners, and I’m grateful that the Muscle Milk team would decide to do something like this,” said Curry. “What an honor that my team can use this award as a platform to make a difference, and I appreciate that they are willing to support the Nothing But Nets cause.”
“We are so proud to be a small part of supporting Stephen’s journey to being recognized with the league’s top individual honor,” said Greg Longstreet, president and CEO of CytoSport, Inc. “His dedication to the game and commitment to constant improvement have displayed his mindset that he can ‘do all things’. He represents character, strength, determination and drive on and off the court. We make this donation to demonstrate our support for him as a person and an athlete and to provide life-saving nets not found on the basketball court.”
“Stephen has been a tremendous leader in this movement to save lives,” said Chris Helfrich, director of Nothing But Nets. “With his support, we’ve helped save millions from this preventable disease. We’re thrilled to see his fans, team, the sports community, and now Muscle Milk joining this important fight against malaria.”
For more information on the MUSCLE MILK® brand, visit www.musclemilk.com and facebook.com/musclemilk or follow the brand at @MuscleMilk on Instagram and Twitter. For more information on Nothing But Nets, please visit www.nothingbutnets.net.
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In observance of World Malaria Day, today thousands of supporters worldwide will join The Million Nets Pledge, a two-year pledge by the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign to protect refugee families with one million bednets by 2016. This ambitious $10 million pledge focuses on their increased work with UN partners to protect children, refugees, and families displaced by conflict in sub-Saharan Africa from malaria.
Today, the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign announced The Million Nets Pledge, a new two-year commitment to protect refugee families from malaria with one million bednets by 2016. This ambitious $10 million pledge focuses on their increased work with UN partners to protect children, refugees, and families displaced by conflict in sub-Saharan Africa from malaria.
Today, at South by Southwest, the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign and The Whistle Sports Network announced a new partnership to unify the global sports community in a mission beyond winning games – working together to save lives.
Today, the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign and Athletes for Hope are joining forces to connect professional, Olympic, and collegiate athletes and their fans to help save lives by preventing malaria, a leading cause of death among children globally.
Chris Helfrich, Director of the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, provided the following statement on the World Health Organization’s World Malaria Report 2014 released today:
Today, recognizing #GivingTuesday, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry announced that he is supporting the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign. Curry has committed to “Gift a Net” in honor of each of his teammates, sending life-saving bednets to protect families in sub-Saharan Africa from malaria.
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry will once again lead his Three for Three Challenge for the 2014-15 season by donating three life-saving bednets to the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign for every three-pointer he makes this season, it was announced today. The Warriors also announced today the team will match Curry’s donation throughout the 2014-15 season up to $5,000.
During his first two seasons running the challenge (2012-13 & 2013-14), Curry donated 1,599 bednets to help thousands of families avoid malaria infection. During the 2012-13 season, Curry established a new NBA single-season three-point record with 272 three-pointers made and donated 816 bednets, and last season (2013-14), Curry recorded 261 three-pointers, providing 783 bednets to families.
“I am honored to support the Nothing But Nets campaign for the third season in a row to continue to help raise awareness and provide bednets to protect families from malaria,” said Curry. “This has been an issue close to my heart since my days at Davidson, and I am grateful that the Warriors organization is helping me once again this season to give to such an important cause.”
Since his time as a college star at Davidson when his college roommate, Bryant Barr, educated him and encouraged him to get involved in the cause, Curry has been a committed champion of the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, which works with the UN and other partners to distribute insecticide-treated mosquito nets to protect families across sub-Saharan Africa from malaria. Every 60 seconds, a child dies from malaria. Malaria kills more than 600,000 people worldwide every year, most of them children under five. Bednets provide a simple, cost-effective solution. It only costs $10 to purchase and deliver a bednet, and provide education on its proper use. Since 2006, Nothing But Nets has delivered millions of life-saving bednets to protect families in need thanks to the generous contributions from its partners, champions, and supporters.
“Last year, Stephen traveled with us to Tanzania and saw first-hand how malaria can devastate families,” said Chris Helfrich, Director of the Nothing But Nets campaign. “We are so grateful that he and the Golden State Warriors have inspired thousands of fans to get involved in the fight to defeat malaria.”
Fans can get involved to help Curry and the Golden State Warriors in the fight against malaria. Go to www.NothingButNets.net to send a net and help save a life. For more information on the Golden State Warriors 2014-15 season, presented by Kaiser Permanente, please visit Warriors.com.