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High School Student's College Prerequisite: Save Five Thousand Lives in Africa. Teen Supports Nothing But Nets in Malaria Fight
Date:3/11/2010

Local high school sophomore Kevin Vernimb has spent the last three years fundraising to send life-saving bed nets to families in Africa. Vernimb advocates for the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets—a global, grassroots campaign to prevent malaria in Africa, the leading killer of children on the continent. To date, Vernimb has raised more than $14,000 and plans to raise $50,000 by the time he starts college. This week, he is kicking off a month long fundraiser, “March Net Madness” to get closer to his goal.

Bernardsville, NJ (PRWEB) March 11, 2010 -- Local high school sophomore Kevin Vernimb has spent the last three years fundraising to send life-saving bed nets to families in Africa. Vernimb advocates for the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets—a global, grassroots campaign to prevent malaria in Africa, the leading killer of children on the continent. To date, Vernimb has raised more than $14,000 and plans to raise $50,000 by the time he starts college. This week, he is kicking off a month long fundraiser, “March Net Madness” to get closer to his goal.

Kevin Vernimb was inspired by an article his seventh-grade teacher shared, and at 12-years-old he put on a suit and tie and began giving PowerPoint presentations to spread the word about the impact of malaria to his peers, representatives with professional sports leagues and numerous Rotary functions including last November’s Rotary UN Day Youth Conference at the United Nations.. He has since established recurring fundraisers like silent auctions and basketball shooting contests. At 15, Vernimb has spread the word to thousands, who have helped him save more than 1,400 lives, one bed net at a time.

“I was shocked to find out that in Africa a child dies every 30 seconds from an illness caused by a single mosquito bite,” said Vernimb. “It’s
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