Puyallup, WA – Imagine No Malaria and the Greater Northwest Episcopal Area of the United Methodist Church are hosting a 5K events at each of their three Annual Conferences this year. These walk/run events are family-friendly and open to the public.

The tragic reality is that every sixty seconds, a child under the age of five dies from this disease. But the solutions are not expensive– just $10 can save a life. Our comprehensive program fights malaria through prevention, education, communications, and treatment. Through Imagine No Malaria, every registered participant of these 5K events will save at least one life!

“It’s inspiring to see so many people come together to make a difference,” said Bishop Grant Hagiya. “As United Methodists, we are committed to saving lives and ending this disease of poverty. I plan to run each of the 5Ks. Will you join me?”

In the Pacific Northwest Conference

The Imagine No Malaria 5K Fun Run (and Stroll) will take place at the Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup, WA on Saturday, June 21st. Challenge your friends, family, and church community to register for this 5K. A matching gift will double the money raised by this event, so be generous with your support! To volunteer at this event, contact Curtis Brown at cbrown@pnwumc.org.

In Alaska and Oregon-Idaho Conferences

ANCHORAGE: The Imagine No Malaria Fun Run/Walk will be on Saturday, May 31st in Anchorage, AK. Participants should gather at Anchor Park UMC at 2:00pm. Register online today! If you’re interested in volunteering for this event, please contact Carlo Rapanut at 907-696-2353 or pastorcarlo@umcchugiak.org.

SALEM: The Miles4Malaria 5K will be on Saturday, June 14th, 2014 in Minto-Brown State Park, Salem, OR. Participants are encouraged to arrive at 7:00am, and the course will be open from 7:30am to 9:00am. At the finish line, there will be a celebration with prizes, music, and snacks. This event is sponsored by ReThink Church. Register online at miles4malaria.org. To volunteer at this event, contact Julia Frisbie at (503)975-3778 inm@greaternw.org.

Information Contact: Julia Frisbie, Imagine No Malaria Field Coordinator, 503-975-3778, inm@greaternw.org
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