Nothing But Nets

The Nothing But Nets Buzz Tour stops in DC for tonight's DC United soccer game tonight to bring awareness to end malaria deaths in Africa.

Just $10 buys a mosquito repellant bet net to help ward off mosquito bites that cause malaria. A small purchase for such a great cause.

Bed nets work by creating a protective barrier against deadly-malaria carrying mosquitoes that bite at night. A family of four can sleep under an insecticide-treated bed net, safe from malaria, for four to five years. The benefits of bed nets extend even further than protecting those sleeping underneath them. The insecticide woven into each net makes entire communities safer – killing and repelling mosquitoes so that they can’t go on to bite others who may not be protected by a net.

This cause was worthy of then First Lady Laura Bush. To her credit, her involvement helped bring mass awareness to this issue.