Spread the Net is a Canadian campaign to provide life saving bed nets for African families. These nets will help prevent malaria deaths. There is currently a Spread the Net student challenge running from September 18, 2012 to February 28, 2013. The student teams, whether in elementary, high school or university, are asked to raise money towards the overall $150 000 goal. All the money raised will go towards the purchase of bed nets. The top fundraising school from each category will receive a visit from Spread the Net Co-Founder, Rick Mercer. Spread the Net also encourages work teams, sports teams, etc. to join in the fundraising.