Kilimanjaro Climb to Fight Malaria
Every 45 seconds a child dies from malaria. But malaria is preventable and treatable! A healthier future is possible — now is the time to act.
In July 2012, two MNYS pastors and a chuchwide staff member climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to conquer malaria.
- People usually get malaria by being bitten by an infected female mosquito carrying the malaria parasite.
- Symptoms include fever, chills, sweating, headaches, nausea, and general malaise. Serious causes may include organ failure and death.
- 800,000 people die from malaria each year. 89% of those people are in Africa, and many of them are pregnant women and children.
- Malaria is the leading cause of death in children under age five in Africa.
- Malaria is the leading cause of infectious diseases in Africa after HIV/AIDS.
- Malaria can be cured if the right drugs are used promptly.
- Spraying and bed nets are the main form of prevention.
To raise $100,000 for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Malaria Campaign, through a charity climb of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain at 19,340 feet above sea level.
The funds raised will
Money will go directly to support African compainion church in their malaria prevention and treatment programs.
Meet the Climbers
Pastor Carol Fryer serves as Director of Spiritual Care and Church Relations at The Wartburg Adult Care Community and pastor of United Lutheran Church. This will be her third trip to Tanzania and she is excited to fulfill a lifelong dream to climb Kili.
Pastor Jack Horner serves as Assistant to the Bishop for Evangelical Mission at the Metropolitan New York Synod. He resides in Westchester and enjoys hiking in the Hudson Valley. This will be his first trip to Tanzania.
Pastor Wvyetta Bullock serves on the churchwide staff as executive for administration in the Office of the Presiding Bishop. She is looking forward to supporting the ELCA Malaria Campaign.
Learn more about how they are preparing for the climb in a recent News Article.
Help Conquer Malaria