What is “Imagine No Malaria?”
“Imagine No Malaria” is an extraordinary effort of the United Methodist Church to end preventable deaths from malaria in Africa.
Malaria is a preventable, treatable disease that breeds poverty and burdens health care. In fact, over 650,000 people die every year from malaria. We can end deaths from malaria and, in the process, help African nations bolster their health care systems. We can save the lives of those 650,000 people and improve the lives of all those impacted by malaria deaths.
Why the United Methodist Church?
It is said that in Africa, at the end of every road is a cross. In fact, 60% of all health care in Africa is provided through faith-based organizations like the UMC. As the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the UN Foundation, began looking for partners who could help deliver malaria prevention, treatment and education in Africa, they found that the Methodist Church was already equipped to do so, with over 300 hospitals, health clinics and outposts working on the continent.
For more information about our race, and “Imagine No Malaria” please visit the “Imagine No Malaria” 5k tab on our menu above. You may also download the race form from that tab and mail it to the church office or bring with you the day of the race. Thank you for your support and we will see you on race day.