The Nothing But Nets campaign travels to New York City this week for a series of promotional events intended to raise awareness for the grassroots anti-malaria campaign. The events kick off today with a panel discussion at Hunter College with malaria advocacy experts from the United Nations, the NGO community and philanthropic organizations. Tomorrow, Rick Reilly, the Sports Illustrated writer whose column inspired the Nothing But Nets campaign, will speak at the NBA store in Manhattan along with representatives from the UN Foundation and the NBA. Finally, on Friday, the New Jersey Nets-Chicago Bulls basketball game at Continental Airlines Arena will highlight Nothing But Nets, the first of many in-house promotions at NBA arenas throughout the country.
For those in New York interested in attending any or all of these events, more details are below the fold. From January 3, 2006 to January 5, 2006, partners of Nothing But Nets, a global, grassroots campaign to save lives by preventing malaria will participate in several events throughout New York City to raise awareness about malaria and share how corporations and individuals are sending nets and saving lives. Partners participating in the events include the United Nations Foundation, the National Basketball Association’s NBA Cares, The People of the United Methodist Church, Sports Illustrated, Mark J. Gordon Foundation, and VH1.