Grace Altree's Kids Fight Malaria campaign encourages teens to help prevent a common, preventable disease in Africa. Her effort has generated more than $10,000 in donations for malaria nets.
In KATU’s segment, Everyday Heroes, Steve Dunn reports “What if you didn’t go to the movies one night or skipped that latte for a couple of days? That money could actually save a life. That’s the message that a teenage girl wants to get out.
“Walking through Medical Teams International’s REAL. LIFE. Exhibit, 18 year-old Grace Altree stops to point out something to us.”
“That flashing light,” she said, “every time it goes off, another child has died from a preventable illness.”
Steve Dunn continues, “It is a staggering statistic. By the time you finish watching this story, more than 28 kids in Africa will die from a preventable disease, a disease like malaria.”
See how Grace Altree is raising money and helping save children’s lives in the video KATU’s Everyday Hero and learn more at Kids Fight Malaria.