Sep 26, 2011
Chuhak & Tecson employees donate to Clarke Cares Net for Net Project
Chuhak & Tecson employees teamed up recently to fight malaria across the globe.
The firm held a Jeans Day on Friday, September 23 to benefit the Clarke Cares Net for Net Project. On Jeans Days, employees who donate to the selected charity partner are allowed to wear jeans to work.
Collectively, Chuhak attorneys and staff donated more than $700 to the Net for Net Project. These funds will buy 280 malaria nets to protect families in Nigeria.
“I’m extremely grateful for the support Chuhak employees have shown toward the Net for Net Project,” said firm president Andy Tecson, who has been fundraising for the initiative since July. “It’s fantastic that Chuhak & Tecson can make a difference in so many ways to help people throughout the world.”
A number of Chuhak employees also attended a golf outing and banquet September 22 that benefitted the Net for Net Project. Clarke Cares is working to raise enough money to send 50,000 malaria nets to Nigeria.
Malaria, which is transmitted to humans through infected mosquitoes, primarily affects people living in tropical climates. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that there are between 300 and 500 million malaria cases every year, with more than a million deaths resulting from the disease. Malaria nets, which also protect against lymphatic filariasis (also known as elephantiasis), create a protective barrier at night, enabling people to sleep without the risk of becoming infected.
For more information or to donate to the fight against malaria, visit Clarke Cares Foundation at http://clarkecares.org.