INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Conference Mission and Advocacy Team, the West District of the Indiana Conference and Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church of Greencastle sponsored an Imagine NO Malaria “Change the World” 5K Run/Walk/Stroll on the Central Canal downtown Thursday morning, June 7, just before the start of the annual conference session that afternoon.

More than 100 runners/walkers raised more than $4,000.

If you missed out on the 5K for Imagine NO Malaria, you can still give to this important mission project of The United Methodist Church. To date, the 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. 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.

Indiana United Methodists ran, walked and strolled along the Central Canal the morning of the annual conference session to raise funds and awareness for Imagine NO Malaria.