Malaria No More event

Just below (yes, down there…no, a little farther…no, not that far…YES! just there) we told you about Jason’s trip to Washington on behalf of Malaria No More. And after meeting with various congressmen on Capitol Hill, Jason (and Melinda Doolittle and Elliott Yamin) performed at the Malaria No More reception. At the event, Jason spoke to USA Today’s David Oliver:

Castro, who recently inked a deal with Word Records, combines his music with his charity work by getting through to fans at concerts, like asking them to donate via text message. He also participated in Malaria No More’s “Stayin’ Alive” program as an ambassador, who would help get the word out to high school students to raise money for the cause.

Castro says other plans are in the works to help get the word out even further. “I think kids are so dying to be involved with something, and we’re about to do some stuff with college kids too,” he said. “I think it gives a lot of people a lot of purpose.”

To top it off, here’s a video (posted by Oliver) of Jason speaking to the assembled guests about the Malaria No More cause, singing “You Are,” and then having Melinda and Elliot join him for a special rendition of “Hallelujah”:

Video by doliver8