My friend and colleague Juliet Ulman (freelance editor extraordinaire and former senior editor at Bantam Dell) is sponsoring a special Madness Against Malaria book giveaway for those of you who step up and donate to this incredibly worthwhile cause. Here's what Juliet has to say:
FACT: Malaria is the world's single largest killer of children. 1-3 million people die of malaria each year. 70% of them are children under 5. The equivalent of 7 jumbo jets full of children die from malaria every day. Using insecticide-treated mosquito nets lowers the infection rate, but they're too expensive for the average African family to afford.
The Madness Against Malaria charity has *no* overhead, because it is run entirely by people volunteering their time & services. 100% of the money raised by the Madness Against Malaria charity goes directly to purchasing mosquito nets for African children.
This is where you come in.
For World Malaria Day, I'm running a special giveaway. First, please see our team on Madness Against Malaria here.Well, what are you waiting for? Get over there and sponsor Juliet's team now! I did! And if all of you reading this donate $10 each, that's one whole mosquito net per person. Just do it!
The format is a multi-round qualifying heat, and within next 8 hrs, we need to gather $50-100 more dollars in sponsorships to reach the next round. When we reach the next round, we can proceed to the subsequent round only by "beating" another team in donations -- this process goes on for two weeks, like sports semifinals ;). If, with your help, we reach round three, I'll be doing another sponsorship drive giveaway.
If you sponsor my team within the next 8 hours, send me proof of your donation via email at malaria [at] papertyger [dot] net or via DM @papertyger on Twitter. If I'm not following you on Twitter and you can't send me a DM, let me know with an @reply message, and I'll correct that oversight. :)
Everyone who sponsors our team at Madness Against Malaria in the next 8 hrs will be entered into a drawing for 5 giveaway books: