INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Conference Mission and Advocacy Team, the West District of the Indiana Conference and Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church of Greencastle are sponsoring an Imagine NO Malaria “Change the World” 5K Run/Walk/Stroll on the Downtown Canal in Indianapolis, Thursday, June 7 from 7 to 11 a.m. on West Street on the east side of the bridge over the Central Canal near the Government Center.

All are welcome to join the 5K Run/Walk/Stroll being held immediately before the Indiana Annual Conference to benefit Imagine NO Malaria. If you would like to register for this event, please download the 5K Run/Walk/Stroll registration form online at and also for the 5K Run/Walk/Stroll form. Questions about this event can be directed to Ann Newton at

To date, The United Methodist Church has raised $20.2 million to support the denomination’s Imagine NO Malaria campaign and has made a significant impact on hundreds of thousands of lives.

The work of the Imagine NO Malaria campaign has been focused on Africa, primarily because 90 percent of the global malaria burden is in sub-Saharan Africa. Children and women, especially pregnant women, are the most at-risk group.

Malaria is a preventable, treatable disease that once claimed a life every 30 seconds. The United Methodist Church’s Imagine No Malaria initiative has reduced the rate to one life every 60 seconds. As a global health ministry, Imagine No Malaria empowers the people of Africa to build capacity and infrastructure to reduce deaths and suffering caused by malaria.

Continued support of United Methodist churches is integral to beating malaria. For more information, visit or text “SWAT” to 27722.