Sumitomo Chemical announced a matching gift of up to US$25,000 for donations made to a campaign led by Hollywood actor and Dancing with the Stars cast member David Arquette for the non-profit organization Malaria No More.
Arquette traveled to Senegal with Malaria No More in early August. While there, he learned about malaria and handed out Olyset Nets to women at a local maternity hospital, including Dieynaba Toure and her 8-month-old baby Houleye Ba. Now, Dieynaba is armed with the best possible protection for her daughter. A long-lasting insecticide-treated net will keep away the mosquitoes that transmit malaria and help ensure Houleye Ba and future generations lead a life free from the deadly disease.
“I was amazed to learn that malaria still kills a child every 45 seconds—which is totally unacceptable,” said David Arquette. “But I was also impressed with how winnable this fight is.”
Upon returning to the US, the actor launched “David Arquette’s Birthday Giveback Campaign” online (www.Crowdrise.com/ArquetteGiveBack) for his 40th birthday (Sept. 8) to give children in Africa the gift of growing up. The funds collected will all be donated to Malaria No More to support their life-saving efforts to prevent malaria in Africa.
To find out more about David’s campaign, please visit his Crowdrise page here: http://www.Crowdrise.com/ArquetteGiveBack