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Miles To End Malaria Program Gets an Extra Burst of Speed From American Le Mans Series Founder Don Panoz
Date:7/16/2009

Dr. Panoz said.

"I applaud what Duncan Dayton and the Patron Highcroft Racing team have done with Malaria No More and am delighted to make a contribution to the Miles to End Malaria campaign. The American Le Mans Series has thousands of fans around the world, and I think it is great that the Miles to End Malaria campaign can access this fan-base to help fight this problem in Africa."

All monies raised will help combat malaria deaths in Africa via the purchase of mosquito nets. Every mile sends another $10 mosquito net to a family in Africa, helping them protect themselves from the bite of a malaria mosquito.

"Dr. Panoz joins an impressive group of leaders, including racecar drivers David Brabham and Scott Sharp, entertainment icons like Ryan Seacrest and Ashton Kutcher, and world leaders UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and President Obama, working together to shine a light upon this global issue," said Scott Case, CEO of Malaria No More. "We are so grateful that Dr. Panoz is helping us raise awareness and ensure that every mile helps declare victory against malaria."

Dr Panoz will join the Malaria No More CEO at a media event this afternoon at Patron Highcroft Racing's Danbury, CT headquarters.

Malaria is a disease of the blood, transmitted from person to person by certain types of mosquitoes. Although eradicated in the United States more than 50 years ago, the disease kills almost one million people every year - most of them young children in Africa.

Patron Highcroft Racing aims to complete more miles for the cause this weekend at the Lime Rock, CT, round of the American Le Mans Series Championship on Saturday, July 18. Not only is the team fighting hard to end malaria deaths, the team is also heading the pack for title success, leading the LMP1 class in the 2009 championship.

The Lime Rock event is the home race for
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