The Fight Against Malaria
The Road to $5000
With the addition of our Torrey Pines High School Chapter led by co-presidents Priyanka Multani and Gitanjali Multani, The Fight Against Malaria has gone state-wide! We are happy to announce the expansion of this organization and hope to increase malaria awareness in California!
The Fight Against Malaria recently held its first ever fundraiser at the Alvarado Middle School Gym. Through sponsorships from Safeway, Starbucks, Krispy Kreme, Marie Callander, and Spice Hut, our president, Aniruddh Mandalapu, successfully organized the event and put together raffles, food, and entertainment to unite the local Bay Area community. The entertainment, courtesy of the Choi's Martial Arts demonstration team (featuring Kevin Richardson, David Valencia, Aniruddh, Kenneth Richardson, Lawrence Adug, Matthew Adug, Mikayla Gonzaga, Josh Gonzaga, and Allan Paulen), drew ample applause from spectators and prompted over 1200 dollars in donations. The proceeds from the event have joined The Fight Against Malaria's current donation pool to total almost 2300 dollars. This early progress is just the beginning as we aim to reach our first goal as an organization, 5000 dollars in proceeds.
Huge thanks to our volunteers Novelpreet Boparai, Kireeti Jana, Tejas Polakam,
Kevin Richardson, and members of the Choi's Martial Arts Demonstration
The Fight Against Malaria has teamed up with Nothing But Nets, the largest grass roots organization world-wide. Partnered with the UN, Nothing But Nets has rallied people around the nation to donate money and for every 10 dollars, it distributes one insecticide-treated bednet to a family at risk in locations such as Africa. We are proud to join them in the fight against this deadly but curable disease.
On March 8th, our founder, Aniruddh Mandalapu, was honored by our partner, Nothing But Nets, at a home Golden State Warriors game. He received the Malaria Warrior award and hopes that this attention will help continue to raise awareness for the cause.
We are currently in the process of finding corporate sponsors and donors.
Chris Helfrich, Director of Nothing But Nets (left)
Aniruddh Mandalapu, President of The Fight Against Malaria (right)
The Fight Against Malaria attended Congressman Eric Swalwell's "Congress at Your Corner" event at Castro Valley Street Eats in Castro Valley, CA. Our president, Aniruddh Mandalapu, discussed the importance of malaria-relief funding with Congressman Swalwell and performed a short interview on behalf of the UN's Nothing But Nets. Thank you for supporting the cause Congressman Swalwell!
The San Diego Division of The Fight Against Malaria hosted its first ever fundraiser at Souplantation on Monday, August 24th from 5-8 pm. Led by Torrey Pines High School Co-Chairs Gitanjali Multani and Priyanka Multani20% of the night's profits was donated towards the cause!
Our President and Vice President, Aniruddh Mandalapu and Novelpreet Boparai, visited the offices of Senator Barbara Boxer and Congressman Eric Swalwell to prompt their support for the President's Malaria Initiative, and the Global Fund. Both Senator Boxer and Congressman Swalwell have expressed support for the cause and future local events. As budgeting takes place in Congress this fall in 2015, we hope malaria funding gains and maintains support, bringing us one step closer to eradicating this disease.