Monday, April 20, 2009

Murray and Beckham join Malaria No More campaign

Photo via Sky Sport

British number 1 tennis player, Andy Murray, and English footballer, David Beckham, helped launch the Malaria No More campaign in the UK on Monday, alongside Olympic Gold medalist, Denise Lewis. The trio met British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, at the event at 10 Downing Street, and have been named members of the leadership council for the Malaria No More UK.

“This is the first global charity I’ve been involved with in this capacity and it was an easy decision."

“Malaria is completely preventable and stoppable but yet it still kills more children in Africa than any other single disease. We can radically change this, it is a huge opportunity and I’m urging the UK public to help save a life and get behind Malaria No More UK, a truly world-changing and life-saving initiative," said Murray.

Malaria is the world’s most serious, preventable health crisis. Malaria threatens half the world’s population and those most vulnerable are pregnant women and children. In Africa, malaria kills one child every 30 seconds; it kills more children under five than any other single disease.

The campaign which was initially launched in the US is having a lot of support lately especially with the awareness Ashton Kutcher and Larry King have spread through Twitter and on television.

It's nice to see Murray step up for a great cause like that.

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