David Arquette Goes to Africa for Birthday 'Give Back' (PHOTOS)
David Arquette is the latest celeb on board with the current trend of charitable birthdays.
The actor just got back from his first trip to Africa to mark his upcoming 40th birthday with Malaria No More, a nonprofit determined to end malaria deaths in Africa.
During his trip to the West African Nation of Senegal, David distributed mosquito nets to families in need, talked with parents who are working to protect their children and met with village chiefs to learn how they are fighting malaria in their communities. How can you help?
Now that he’s back in the U.S., David is engaging supporters online through “David Arquette’s Birthday Giveback” campaign on Crowdrise.
Malaria’s victims are mostly young children under the age of five -- but the disease is preventable and treatable. For his birthday, David is asking fans to help him and Malaria No More give children in Africa the gift of growing up. To supercharge his efforts, Sumitomo Chemical/Olyset, a leader in the global fight against malaria, has promised to match every dollar raised -- up to $25,000!
From now until his birthday on September 8th, David will upload trip photos, videos and some of his favorite Senegalese souvenirs on the site for Crowdrise supporters to win throughout the campaign!
If you like to help David give the gift of growing up to children in Africa, please donate on David's Crowdrise page here. What a wonderful way to start his 40s!