Friday is World Malaria Day. It is a day to raise consciousness about this deadly, yet preventable disease. It is a day to help spread the word about the millions affected by malaria and how simple it is to prevent infection. Malaria is spread through mosquito bites. It is a serious epidemic in Africa. The main form of prevention is bed nets. These nets are simple and relatively cheap--only $10 each. $10 for protection from death. Sounds like a steal to me. There are many organizations raising funds to buy nets including World Vision and The Nothing But Nets Campaign. Nothing but Nets is sponsored by the United Methodist Church and by the NBA. Being a good methodist, my allegiance goes to them, but either way, a net is a net. So get out there, spread the word, and send a net to save a life (or two or three).