May 3 fundraiser in county aims to stop malaria from holding kids back in rural Uganda


May 3 fundraiser in county aims to stop malaria from holding kids back in rural Uganda

Raise the Roof Academy, a 501c(3) organization that is training teachers, building schools and partnering with villages in rural Uganda, is presenting Friends for Health, an evening of friendship and music from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 3, on Kittrell Road between Franklin and Thompson’s Station.

Raise the Roof Academy at present serves 1,300 students from 80 villages. As Raise the Roof Academy grows, the concerns for the students’ health also grows. Malaria is the top health threat students face in the region. The school nurse cares for 10-40 students per week who are diagnosed with malaria. But we know the spread of malaria can be stopped with preventative health care.

Tickets for the Friends for Health Benefit directly fund the costs of preventative health measures for Raise the Roof Academy students.

The benefit features top-charting songwriter and music producer, Marshall Altman, drinks, and heavy appetizers, all while raising support to stop malaria.

Directions to the benefit site on Kittrell Road and ticket information are at the event web site: https://www.raisetheroofacademy.org/friends-for-health.

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