Making Waves for SurfAid


SurfAid staff take a blood sample from a Mentawai boy to check for the malaria parasite as part of their Malaria Free Mentawai program. SurfAid has tested 11,000 children under the age of nine in the past 12 months. The Pepperdine University student club, Waves for Change, is hosting one of four Swim 4 Life fundraising events on Saturday for the nonprofit organization SurfAid, which is attempting to rid the Mantawai islands in Indonesia of preventable diseases through locally based health care programs. Photos by Bob Barker/RovingEye