KOLDING, Denmark, Jan. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bestnet A/S has announced that the company is once again donating Netprotect® Long Lasting Insecticide Incorporated Mosquito Nets (LLINs) to the Junior Chamber International - JCI/Nothing But Nets campaign in support of their participation in the Budapest to Bamako Great African Run, the world's largest charity road rally.
Hundreds of drivers and adventurers from over 30 countries set out on January 13, 2012 from Budapest, Hungary and will end in Bamako, Mali. From its humble roots, the Budapest-Bamako Great African Run has grown into a major international sporting and cultural event. While the challenge is to complete the 8,000-kilometer race in 15 days, the main objective is to deliver donations of money and supplies to communities in Mali.
The guiding principle of the Budapest-Bamako is: Anyone, By Anything, In Any Way. There are no restrictions on the vehicles or individuals that can enter. There are no road restrictions either. Participants have to complete daily stages between Budapest and Bamako. There are no set routes, and racers can plan and optimize their own route. It is not a timed event. Instead, points are awarded for completing daily stages in certain time periods. In addition there are geocaching challenges along the way for additional points. If a team doesn't complete a stage they are still in the race. Cars do not have to arrive at the finish line, just the participants. Teams can participate in racing or touring categories.
As a co-sponsor of the JCI/Hungary participants, Bestnet has donated another 1000 Netprotect LLINs this year, bringing its total contribution during the past two years to more than 3,600 bednets. In addition, 1250 nets were purchased by co-sponsor Kreston International. The use of Netprotect® LLINs has contributed to the reduction in the number of malaria deaths in Africa. Members of JCI Hungary will compete in the rally, raising awareness about the need for action to help Africans overcome the deadly disease.
The Budapest-Bamako Great African Run will conclude on January 29th in Bamako, Mali. At the conclusion of the race, JCI Hungary will distribute the donated Netprotect® LLINs.
About Bestnet A/S
Bestnet A/S, the manufacturer of Netprotect® Long Lasting Insecticide Incorporated Mosquito Nets (LLINs), supports the many ministries of health and relief organizations worldwide that are working toward the goal of eventually eliminating malaria. Each year, over 1 million people die from malaria even though the disease is completely preventable and treatable. Sadly, most of these deaths occur in pregnant woman and in children under the age of 5.
Bestnet is thoroughly immersed in capacity building throughout the world and is currently producing more than 3 million Netprotect® LLINs per month at their facilities in China, India and several locations in Africa.
More information about Bestnet A/S and Netprotect LLINs is available at: http://www.bestneteurope.com or by contacting Bestnet Managing Director, Trine Angeline Sig at firstname.lastname@example.org, mob.: +45 2826 2600.
About Nothing But Nets
The UN Foundation's Nothing But Nets is a global, grassroots campaign to raise awareness and funding to fight malaria, a leading cause of death among children in Africa. With a $10 contribution, Nothing But Nets provides individuals -- from students to CEOs -- the opportunity to join the fight against malaria by sending a net and saving a life.
To date, Nothing But Nets has raised nearly $40 million to distribute more than 6 million nets to families throughout Africa. For more information, visit http://www.NothingButNets.net.
About Junior Chamber International (JCI)
JCI is a worldwide membership-based nonprofit organization of young active citizens ages 18 to 40 who are dedicated to creating positive change in their communities. Through projects in more than 5,000 communities across more than 100 countries, members seek targeted solutions to local problems, creating a global impact.
JCI, through programs like JCI/Nothing But Nets, is committed to providing opportunities for young active citizens to create positive change in Africa, Europe and throughout the world.
For more information about JCI and the Budapest-Bamako Great African Run, pleaser visit the official race website at http://www.budapestbamako.org.
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