A few days ago I sent a Facebook message to Ms. Stronach complimenting her on calling out Mr. Harper on his G8 African aid shananigans. Today she sent me a return message thanking me and she included this website link. Being the curious type I went to check it out. Apparently Rick Mercer and Stronach joined forces with CTV Globemedia, Kids Horizons-Air Canada, and TAXI, last November to raise enough money to purchase 500,000 anti-malaria bednets. I checked the site and they are still far short of their goal, having raised only 65,000 bednets to date.
I think it’s a great cause and it only costs $10.00 to buy one bednet for a child. Up to five children sometimes sleep under these bednets and they can protect an African child from this killer blood disease for up to 5 years.