CNN raises awareness about malaria on Twitter
UN Foundation chairman Ted Turner thanks Ashton Kutcher, CNN, and others for raising awareness about malaria on twitter.
“I salute both Ashton Kutcher and CNN for causing a buzz about malaria, a leading killer of children and refugees in Africa. Now, I challenge them to get those Twitter followers to double their pledge by joining Nothing But Nets.
One of the reasons I started CNN was to open people’s eyes to the news of the world. Bringing people together and helping them understand each other was a big first step, but now we can also get them to do something.
It’s great that one million people used Twitter to get behind Ashton Kutcher, but imagine if those same people did something to directly improve the world today. I can tell you an easy action that you can do right now, and it only costs $10.
The United Nations Foundation created the Nothing But Nets campaign to offer individuals – from 5-year olds, to CEOS, to professional athletes – the opportunity to send a net and save a life. In just two years, more than 100,000 people have helped us raise $26 million and distribute two million nets."