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Bestnet Europe Ltd. donates Netprotect(R) LLINs in support of the JCI nothing but nets Campaign


Bestnet Europe Ltd. has announced a donation of 2600 Netprotect Long Lasting Insecticide Incorporated Mosquito Nets (LLINs) to JCI (Junior Chamber International) to support their participation in the Budapest-Bamako Great African Run, the world's largest charity rally.

JCI and the JCI Nothing But Nets campaign will hit the ground running in 2011 with the Budapest-Bamako Great African Run. The designated charity of the event, JCI Nothing But Nets hopes to raise $100,000 for the purchase and distribution of 10,000 insecticide-treated bed nets to families in sub-Saharan Africa.

Hundreds of drivers and adventurers from over 35 countries will set out on January 15, 2011 from Budapest, Hungary on the largest charity rally in the world. From its humble roots, the Budapest-Bamako Great African Run has grown into a major international sporting and cultural event. In 2010, more than 500 participants raced and sent 20 tons of aid to Mali and Mauritania.

JCI Nothing But Nets participants will be wearing Netprotect® t-shirts and baseball caps and display Bestnet Europe Ltd. sponsor stickers on their cars. As the race crosses through Senegal, the JCI team will pick up the donation of over 2600 Netprotect LLINs from Bestnet representatives.

JCI Hungary and sponsors including Bestnet have already donated more than 4,000 bed nets toward their 10,000 goal. Such nets have contributed to a recent reduction in the number of malaria deaths in Africa. Members of JCI Hungary will compete in the rally, raising awareness about the need for action to help Africans overcome the deadly disease.

The Budapest-Bamako Great African Run will conclude on January 30 in Bamako, Mali, site of the 2011 JCI Africa and Middle East Conference. At the conclusion of the race in Mali, JCI will distribute the donated Netprotect® LLINs.

About Bestnet Europe Ltd.:
Bestnet Europe Ltd., manufacturers of the long-lasting mosquito net Netprotect®, supports the many ministries of health and relief organizations worldwide working for a life without malaria. Bestnet now produces more than 2 million Netprotect® mosquito nets per month.

More information about Netprotect® LLINs is available at http://www.bestneteurope.com or by contacting Bestnet Director Trine Angeline Sig, ts@bestneteurope.com, mob.: +45 2826 2600.

About Junior Chamber International (JCI):
JCI is a worldwide membership-based nonprofit organization of young active citizens ages 18 to 40 who are dedicated to creating positive change in their communities. Through projects in more than 5,000 communities across more than 100 countries, members seek targeted solutions to local problems, creating a global impact.

JCI, through programs like JCI Nothing But Nets, is committed to providing opportunities for young active citizens to create positive change in Africa, Europe and throughout the world.

JCI and JCI Hungary would like to thank the sponsors of the Budapest-Bamako Great African run: Bestnet, PREVENT, Assessment Systems Hungary, Climbernet, AR Consulting and Before The Hype.

For more information about JCI and the Budapest-Bamako Great African Run, please contact a representative or visit the websites listed below:

JCI: http://www.jci.cc
Budapest-Bamako Great African Run: http://www.budapestbamako.org/en

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