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Haunted Trail fundraiser coming to a Cherry Hill yard

At just 8 years old, when most kids are thinking about video games, friends and toys, Courtney Bell was fighting the global spread of malaria.

That was five years ago, and now with the help of her brother Tyler and her parents, Courtney continues to be an advocate for the awareness malaria prevention and for Nothing But Nets in a very unique way — by scaring it away.

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When Courtney learned about the devastation caused by malaria, she was horrified. But it was her passion that led to her crusade to prove that anyone, from CEOs to students, could help protect families in Africa from malaria.

That’s when the Scare for Nets was born.

The Bells transformed their Cherry Hill yard into a festive, yet spooky, Halloween experience.

Scare for Nets has grown, and hundreds of people brave the Haunted Trail each year.

Scare for Nets brings awareness for Nothing But Net’s fight against the spread of malaria.

Donations are made at the event and online.

The money is used to provide bed nets — a simple, yet effective tool to shield people from deadly mosquito bites.

Scare for Nets lets others join the fight against malaria and save lives.

Last year Courtney and Tyler raised about $1,000.

Their goal this Halloween is $1,500.

The Bells begin spreading the word in early October to raise awareness for the event and the cause.

“It’s really important to me that people appreciate how lucky we are here not to have to worry about malaria. If everyone donated just a few dollars, it could buy nets to save so many from getting sick with malaria,” Courtney passionately said.

The Haunted Trail fundraiser for Nothing But Nets will be held on Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27 from 7 to 10 p.m. at 242 Redstone Ridge, Cherry Hill.

To give, visit http://www.globalproblems-globalsolutions.org/site/TR?px=3017486&pg=personal&fr_id=1040&et=gvMEqFc5ongWYa65L.

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