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Mozzie the Mosquito to Make White House Easter Egg Roll Debut

  (April 16, 2014)
Mozzie the Mosquito to Make White House Easter Egg Roll Debut

Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 16, 2014

Mozzie the Mosquito, who helps spread the buzz about malaria for the United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets campaign, will be making his debut at the White House Easter Egg Roll this year. The 2014 Easter Egg Roll, which takes place on the South Lawn of the White House, is focused on promoting health and wellness with the theme, Hop into Healthy, Swing into Shape. The event will feature live music, sports courts, cooking stations, storytelling and, of course, Easter egg rolling. The activities will encourage children to lead healthy, active lives in support of the First Ladys Lets Move! initiative.

Mozzie can be found in the Eggtivity Zone, where he will challenge kids in soccer skills and teach them about the fun ways they can help send bed nets to protect children in Africa from malaria. Every 60 seconds, a child dies from malaria, a disease caused by a single mosquito bite. But malaria is preventable. The Nothing But Nets campaign works to raise awareness, funds, and voices to send insecticide-treated bed nets to protect families from malaria.

Anyone can join our team to defeat malaria, said Mozzie. When you score a goal on me, Ill send a net and help protect a life from malaria.


This will be the 136th annual White House Easter Egg Roll with more than 30,000 people visiting the South Lawn for games, stories, and, of course, the traditional egg roll.

Souvenir White House Easter eggs first became an annual keepsake in 1981, when President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan hosted a hunt for wooden eggs that bore the signatures of famous people. The tradition continues this year with four colorful eggs and the official First Dogs egg, which features First Dogs Bo and, for the first time ever, Sunny. These collectors eggs are available to view or purchase at http://www.easter.nationalparks.org.

To learn more about the Easter Egg Roll visit http://www.WhiteHouse.gov/EasterEggRoll. Tune in for live streams from the South Lawn on April 21, 2014 on WhiteHouse.gov/live. You can also join the conversation online using the hashtag #EasterEggRoll and get the latest updates by visiting Lets Move! on Twitter and Facebook.

About Nothing But Nets
Nothing But Nets is a global, grassroots campaign to save lives by preventing malaria, a leading killer of children in sub-Saharan Africa. Inspired by sports columnist Rick Reilly, hundreds of thousands of people have joined the campaign that was created by the United Nations Foundation in 2006. Since then, Nothing But Nets has raised more than $50 million to deliver more than 7.25 million bed nets to families in need. Campaign partners include the National Basketball Associations NBA Cares, Junior Chamber International, and Major League Soccers MLS W.O.R.K.S. It costs $10 to purchase and deliver an insecticide-treated bed net, provide education on its proper use, and provide other malaria reduction interventions that can prevent this deadly disease. Visit http://www.NothingButNets.net to send a net and help save a life.

Contact:
Rachel Henderson
Nothing But Nets
Rhenderson(at)unfoundation(dot)org
202.739.2782

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