Sep 14, 2011
Chuhak & Tecson employees to support fundraising efforts for Clarke Cares Net for Net Project
Attorneys and staff at Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. are supporting ongoing efforts in the global fight against malaria.
Through its recently launched Net for Net Project, Chicago-based Clarke Cares Foundation is raising money to send 50,000 malaria nets to Nigeria. The organization is holding a number of fundraising events for the initiative, including a golf outing and banquet on Thursday, September 22 at Oak Brook Hills Marriot Resort.
Attorney Kimberly Boike is among the Chuhak employees attending the event.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for our firm to support a local organization in malaria prevention efforts,” Boike said. “Malaria is a very real threat to millions of people around the world, but we can help save lives by supporting the Clarke Cares initiative.”
Thursday’s fundraising event is open to the public. Banquet tickets cost $60, and tickets for the golf outing, lunch and banquet are $150.
The Clarke Cares program is one of the most effective national initiatives of this sort. A $10 contribution enables two nets to be sent to and distributed by the Carter Center in Africa. Additionally, Clarke will make a matching donation of up to 25,000 nets.
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 create a protective barrier at night, enabling people to sleep without the risk of becoming infected.
Over the last few years, Chuhak & Tecson president Andy Tecson has lent his support to a number of malaria prevention initiatives. He is slated to perform at a Clarke Cares concert in early October. For more information about this weekend’s events or to donate to the fight against malaria, visit Clarke Cares Foundation at http://clarkecares.org.