Tie Domi Says "Spread the Net" for Father's Day on Yahoo.ca

    Give Dad bed nets this year says former Leaf's fan favorite

    TORONTO, June 15 /CNW Telbec/ - Toronto Maple Leafs former tough guy Tie
Domi is Spreading the Net in a different way this Father's Day. Not hockey
nets this time, but insecticide-treated bednets to help protect children in
Africa against malaria. You'll find him on the HYPERLINK www.yahoo.ca home
page this weekend encouraging everyone to give their Dad a gift of a $10
bednet that will help save the lives of children in Africa.
    "It's a simple concept - for $10 bucks, you can buy a long lasting
insecticide-treated bednet at www.spreadthenet.org that will cover a child in
Liberia or Rwanda while he or she sleeps and prevent them from being bitten by
malaria-carrying mosquitoes", said Tie Domi, a Spread the Net Ambassador. "I
can't think of a better gift for Father's Day than the chance to save a
child's life - so click and donate to Spread the Net.org this weekend and make
your dad smile".
    Malaria is the largest single cause of death among African children less
than five years of age, claiming one child every 30 seconds and more than one
million young lives every year. Those who survive the infection can still face
severe life-long debilitation. Every year there are between 350 and 500
million cases of malaria in the world - the vast majority of them in
sub-Saharan Africa, and most of those among children.

    Spread the Net is a grassroots initiative, in partnership with UNICEF
Canada, with the goal of helping prevent the spread of malaria among African
children by raising the funds to purchase 500,000 insecticide-treated bed nets
at the cost of $10 each over the next two years for children in Liberia and
Rwanda. Spread the Net is an opportunity for individuals, organizations,
groups and corporate citizens to make a financial contribution - big or small
- toward the purchase of insecticide-treated bednets - critical tools in the
prevention of malaria. Contributions can be made via www.spreadthenet.org; by
calling 1-800-567-4483.

For further information:

For further information: Susan Smith, Bluesky Strategy Group (for Spread
the Net), (613) 241-3512 x221, C: (613) 371-0624,
susan@blueskystrategygroup.com; Barbara Strang, UNICEF Canada, (416) 482-4444
x 830, C: (613) 371-0624, bstrang@unicef.ca; For more information on Spread
the Net visit www.spreadthenet.org

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