Friday, June 12, 2009

United Against Malaria!

As many of you know, Zeus and I met while working for Fox Soccer Channel. A while back we had the opportunity to be involved in a great campaign to raise money and awareness for the fight against malaria. Here are the facts:

Malaria is the #1 killer of children and pregnant women.
1 million people die each year of Malaria.
3,000 children die each day.
350-500 Million malaria cases a year.
$10 saves a life.

Here is the "Every Goal Saves a Life Campaign" I produced:

Malaria No More on FSC from Cabana Pictures on Vimeo.

That campaign raised 11,340 nets which means 11,340 lives were saved from this horrible epidemic (those numbers were recorded on May 18th).

That campaign is over, and now Zeus is working on an even bigger campaign!! He is working with FC Barcelona, who won Spain's La Liga. They also won the coveted Champions League to claim their title as the best soccer team in Europe. FC Barcelona has joined forces with Malaria No More, Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Sports Espanol plus other organizations, foundations and governments to launch a campaign called "United Against Malaria." They hope to leverage the historic occasion of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa to raise global awareness and renew worldwide commitment to ending malaria. Zeus is responsible for producing a 3:00 mini documentary feature for both FSC and FSE as well as a :30 PSA for both channels. FSC and FSE will be the first to launch the on-air campaign "United Against Malaria."

Spots will hit air in July. Look out for them on on Fox Cable Networks- Fox Soccer Channel, Fox Sports en Espanol, Fox Sports Net, Fuel, and Fox Reality.

Get more info at
Remember, just $10 CAN SAVE A LIFE.

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