The Bite Back 5K Run/Walk is a fun annual event in Valdez. We gather each year to have fun with family and friends, while raising money for a life saving cause.
The Bite Back 5K was created to raise money for those who suffer from the horrors of malaria. Malaria is a blood infection caused by a tiny parasite. A person becomes infected after being bitten by a mosquito carrying the malaria parasite. Malaria starts with a fever. Then come the headaches and the vomiting. If not treated quickly, malaria can overwhelm the body or even infect the brain and cause a coma. At this point, malaria becomes fatal. Here are some quick figures for you to consider:
Courtesy of Compassion International: http://www.biteback.net/get-informed/#ixzz1niwbEB9U