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Nothing But Nets is a global, grassroots campaign to raise awareness and funding to fight malaria, a leading cause of death among children in Africa. Nothing But Nets provides everyone – students to CEOs, bishops to basketball players – the opportunity to join the fight against malaria by giving $10 to send a net and save a life.
While the UN Foundation has been working with the UN to fight malaria for years, it was Rick Reilly's column about malaria in Sports Illustrated challenging each of his readers to donate at least $10 to send anti-malaria bed nets, that led to the creation of the Nothing But Nets campaign in 2006.
In five years, the Nothing But Nets campaign has engaged hundreds of thousands of individuals to help achieve the UN goal of ending malaria deaths by 2015. We work with a diverse group of partners, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the National Basketball Association's NBA Cares, The People of The United Methodist Church, Vh1, Major League Soccer's MLS W.O.R.K.S., Boy Scouts of America, the Women's National Basketball Association, the Union for Reform Judaism, Usher's New Look Foundation, Junior Chamber International, and Orkin, Inc., among others.