Nothing But Nets Takes City Tour to Bay Area!
September 09, 2009
Nothing But Nets is now in the third year of its "city tour" effort - and this year, the Bay Area is one of the stops!
The Nothing But Nets tour lands in the Bay Area, marking its 17th city tour, September 13-19. The week's events include a dinner at Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church in Oakland on Tuesday evening, public rally at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco on Wednesday, a soccer clinic, night with the San Jose Earthquakes, children's activities at the zoo, displays, give-aways, and more.
Bishop Warner H. Brown, Jr., Resident Bishop of the California-Nevada Annual Conference, will address those attending the Tuesday night dinner, highlighting the UMC's role in the fight against malaria. Sharing the podium with him will be Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton of the Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference, and Nothing But Nets Director Adrianna Logalbo.
(RSVP by Friday, September 11 to attend the dinner at Taylor Memorial. It's free, but the donation of a bed net - $10 - will be appreciated. Download flyer to find out more.)
Bishop Brown and Bishop Bickerton will participate in the next day's public rally, as well - in which partners and supporters will sign a huge Message of Hope to accompany a delivery of life-saving bed nets, and Mayor Gavin Newsome will declare Nothing But Nets Week in San Francisco.
It was Africa Malaria Day 2007, April 25, when Nothing But Nets launched the multi-city tour concept, to engage grassroots support for the fight against malaria - a leading killer of children in Africa. After traveling to nine cities to encourage business leaders, city officials, faith leaders, students, sports fans and others to get involved, that first tour wrapped up in New York City one year later - on what became the very first World Malaria Day.
The United Methodist Church is a founding partner in the United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets campaign.