As seen on The Colbert Report

www.nothingbutnets.net

And they said Comedy Central couldn’t change the world…!

Last night’s episode of the Colbert Report had a great interview with Rick Reilly, founder of the Nothing But Nets campaign.  According to its website:

Nothing But Nets is a grassroots campaign to save lives by preventing malaria, a leading killer of children in Africa. While the UN Foundation has been working with the UN to fight malaria for years, it was a column that Rick Reilly wrote about malaria in Sports Illustrated, challenging each of his readers to donate at least $10 for the purchase of an anti-malaria bed nets — and the incredible response from thousands of Americans across the country — that led to the creation the Nothing But Nets campaign.

In addition to re-affirming my opinion that Comedy Central is a quality news source (kidding, kidding…sort of), the interview did a fabulous job highlighting how easy it is to help save lives in malaria-prone areas.  Just $10 for a bed net to ward off mosquitoes could make all the difference.  Wow.  Malaria bed nets are seriously one of the cheapest and most effective health tools around.  Kudos to Rick Reilly for starting this organization, and to Stephen Colbert for his (typically bizarre) feature on this great cause.

Watch Rick Reilly on The Colbert Report here: http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/184945/september-16-2008/rick-reilly.

Here’s a 1-minute Nothing But Nets video (unrelated to the Colbert interview):

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~ by h.e.g. on September 22, 2008.

One Response to “As seen on The Colbert Report”

  1. Thanks for this. Great post about a simple way to save lives.

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