Navigation Links
Nothing But Nets, Gavin DeGraw and Tom Cavanagh Help Save Lives in Uganda
Date:3/11/2009

Singer and 'Trust Me' actor partner with Nothing But Nets to deliver bed nets to refugee camp in Uganda

Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 11, 2009 -- The United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets campaign, a global, grassroots initiative to prevent malaria, is teaming up with Platinum recording artist Gavin DeGraw and television star Tom Cavanagh for an upcoming goodwill mission to provide long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets to the Nakivale refugee camp in Uganda, where more than 40,000 refugees are currently settled. DeGraw and Cavanagh will visit the camp and distribute nets along with the representatives from the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) from March 8-13.

"I am really looking forward to this trip," said DeGraw. "After being driven from their homes due to violent conflict, millions of refugees in Africa now face another harrowing threat, malaria. These bed nets can help stop the suffering faced by so many."

Over 630,000 African refugees have been displaced due to the spreading crisis in Darfur and other regional crises. As the next rainy season approaches, those living in refugee camps - the majority of whom are women and children - are now threatened by malaria.

"Malaria is the number one killer of refugees in Africa," said Cavanagh. "I am proud that Gavin and I are able to bring attention to a simple remedy - a $10 bed net - to this devastating problem."

UNHCR has recognized an immediate and urgent need for 275,000 long-lasting, insecticide-treated bed nets for refugees living in 27 refugee camps in Uganda, Sudan, Kenya and Tanzania, where the malaria burden is highest among African camps.
   
"Refugees in these camps have survived losing their homes, violence and genocide - they should not then die of a mosquito bite," said Nothing But Nets Executive Director Elizabeth Gore. "We are excited about the commitments by our Champions - Gavin and Tom - to bring attention to the very real threat of malaria in refugee camps. We know Gavin and Tom's supporters will provide funds to provide life-saving bed nets."

The UN Foundation, through Nothing But Nets, has organized a coordinated response to the situation, and is engaging everyone from the UN to the NBA and the Union for Reform Judaism to people in towns across America to raise the funds necessary to provide these life-saving bed nets. A life-saving bed net costs $10 to purchase, distribute and educate families on its use. One bed net can protect a family of four. To send a net and save a life, visit www.NothingButNets.net.

About Nothing But Nets
Nothing But Nets is a global, grassroots campaign to save lives by preventing malaria, a leading killer of children in Africa. Inspired by former Sports Illustrated columnist Rick Reilly, tens of thousands of people have joined the campaign that was created by the United Nations Foundation in 2006. Founding campaign partners include the National Basketball Association's NBA Cares, the people of The United Methodist Church, and Sports Illustrated. It only costs $10 to provide an insecticide-treated bed net that can prevent this deadly disease. Visit www.NothingButNets.net to send a net and save a life.

Visit www.NothingButNets.net for additional information, stories, and photos from the trip. High quality video footage and photographs are available upon request.

Press Contacts:
Amy DiElsi, United Nations Foundation
(o) 202.419.3230, (e) adielsi(at)unfoundation.org

About Gavin DeGraw's new album
On March 31st, 2009, J Records' platinum recording artist Gavin DeGraw will release a new collection of songs, entitled FREE - a raw, organic-sounding recording that showcases DeGraw's earthy charm and ever-evolving songwriting talent. In keeping with the stripped-down feel of FREE, DeGraw will hit the road on March 27th for an extensive spring tour he has dubbed his "Where It Began" tour, in which audiences will be taken on a musical journey back to DeGraw's roots for a series of intimate full band and solo performances.

FREE is the follow-up to DeGraw's self-titled 2008 album GAVIN DEGRAW, which debuted at No. 1 on the digital sales chart and No. 7 on Billboard's Top 200 album chart last May, earning DeGraw his first Top 10 album. GAVIN DEGRAW spawned the hit singles "In Love With A Girl," which Billboard dubbed "a rocking homerun" and the gold-certified "We Belong Together."

Eric McCormack ("Will & Grace") and Tom Cavanagh ("Ed") team up in "Trust Me," a sharp, witty drama series that centers on two best friends working as creative partners at a top-ranked Chicago ad agency. The series, from the producing and writing team of "The Closer,"also stars Monica Potter ("Boston Legal"), Sarah Clarke ("24"), Mike Damus ("Lost in Yonkers"), Geoffrey Arend ("Garden State") and Griffin Dunne ("Law & Order: Criminal Intent"). From The Shephard/Robin Company in association with Warner Horizon Television, the series airs Tuesdays (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on TNT.

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/03/prweb2225804.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. VIDEO from Medialink and Siemens: The Next Generation Allergy Test - Nothing to Sneeze At
2. The USDA E. coli Loophole in Ground Beef: Much Ado About Nothing
3. JAMA Article Provides False Support for CDCs Do-Nothing Position on MRSA
4. PA Governor Says Financial Analysis Shows Nothing Stands in Way of Senate Action to Help Pennsylvanias Uninsured
5. The Inhumanity of Nothing: The Death of the Woman in the Kings County ER, Editorial by T. L. Kittle
6. VIDEO from Medialink and Siemens: Summer Allergies - Nothing to Sneeze At
7. Nothing Has Stopped This Woman--MS, Divorce, Abuse, Trauma--How to Live Adventurously and Fearlessly No Matter What Happens
8. Nothing But Nets Delivers 740,000 Bed Nets to Central African Republic
9. Nothing But Nets and Union of Reform Judaism Help Save Lives in Kenya
10. Free distribution of insecticide-treated mosquito nets can save lives
11. Many Older Americans Have Active Sex Lives
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Nothing But Nets, Gavin DeGraw and Tom Cavanagh Help Save Lives in Uganda 
(Date:1/22/2017)... ... , ... Medical lab testing through hospitals and other traditional methods ... will take days to arrive to the end customer, having to travel through medical ... lab tests, bypassing the cost and delay of traditional means. Now all employees of ...
(Date:1/21/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Salveo for life, a company that distributes an effervescent lime-flavored ... States as part of its presence to expand its market reach. , Using a ... productions of nasty toxins as a result of drinking alcohol, eliminating those toxins quickly, ...
(Date:1/21/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... January 21, 2017 , ... Seamild, the ... on the futuristic vision of its owner and founder. As Oat is recognized globally ... to everybody he knows personally as he believes it is a move to sow ...
(Date:1/21/2017)... ... January 21, 2017 , ... Pacifica Graduate Institute’s ... electrifying line-up of events for its annual meeting “Coming Home 2017,” an activity-packed ... “Coming Home 2017” will be held on Friday January 27 through Sunday, January ...
(Date:1/21/2017)... ... January 21, 2017 , ... Santa Rosa ... in Petaluma, located at 167 Lynch Creek Way. The Petaluma office features three ... medicine and rehabilitation services and on-site x-ray services. Two multi-specialist orthopaedic surgeons ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/23/2017)... 23, 2017  Therabron Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage ... in respiratory care, today announced that the European ... has granted Orphan Drug Designation for Therabron,s CG367 ... Syndrome (BOS).  "We are pleased to ... to treat patients diagnosed with BOS following lung ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... , Jan. 23, 2017 LifeVac, the ... a blocked airway and prevented choking deaths, welcomes ... advocate to the LifeVac team as Official Spokesperson. ... join the LifeVac team," said Arthur Lih , ... to represent LifeVac and his mission to raise awareness ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... 23, 2017 Research and Markets has announced the ... - Product - Forecast to 2025" report to their offering. ... Report Highlights: ... trends to identify the investment opportunities Market forecasts till ... Key market trends across the business segments, Regions and Countries ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: