Victoria Falls Marathon
Why Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe?
A landmark on many bucket lists, the legendary Victoria Falls waterfall straddles both Zimbabwe to its the west and Zambia to the east. Considered the largest waterfall in the world, Victoria Falls extends the length of almost a mile—the entire width of the Zambezi River—and is twice the height of Niagara falls. Known in the Tonga language as ‘the Smoke that Thunders’, the awareness of nature’s mighty power through the waterfall’s eternal roar and ever-present spray, is worth the journey alone.
Why Against Malaria Foundation?
However, I come to run in Zimbabwe to help support the incredible initiative behind one of GiveWell’s top-rated charities: Against Malaria Foundation (AMF). Since its founding in 2004, AMF has been actively operating in over 36 countries, working to prevent the spread of malaria—one of the most severe, yet preventable diseases, by distributing long-lasting, insecticide-treated mosquito nets to affected areas in developing countries. To date, AMF has raised enough funds to purchase and distribute over 53 million nets that has protected 99 million people around the world. With each net only costing $2.20, join me in their large-scale mission to make a huge dent in eradicating malaria and in turn, saving thousands of lives.