CAIR: Action - DC-Area Muslims Urged to 'Race for the Cure'
In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful
CAIR ACTION ALERT #510
DC-AREA MUSLIMS URGED TO 'RACE FOR THE CURE'
Breast cancer awareness effort part of 'Muslims Care' campaign
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/10/2007) - CAIR is calling on Muslims in the Washington, D.C., area to help raise breast cancer awareness by taking part in the upcoming Komen National Race for the Cure on Saturday, June 2.
Muslim participation in the event is part of CAIR's third annual summer-long "Muslims Care" campaign designed to encourage volunteerism in the American Muslim community. [CAIR is also supporting Hunger Awareness Day on June 5.]
"We encourage Muslims and others in the Washington area who are concerned about breast cancer to join the Komen National Race for the Cure or to support those who are taking part," said CAIR Communications Coordinator Rabiah Ahmed.
Visitors to CAIR's "Muslims Care" website, http://muslims-care.com/, may download a toolkit containing information about how to become a volunteer and suggesting a variety of other volunteer activities such as blood drives, health awareness fairs and student tutoring. CAIR is suggesting that community members visit the website to submit local volunteer opportunities and to see what activities are available in their states.
The "Muslims Care" kit also offers advice to community religious leaders about how they can promote volunteerism in local mosques and suggests partnering with established volunteer groups such as the American Cancer Society and Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Imams are also being encouraged to give Friday sermons on the importance of volunteerism.
IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUESTED:
Those interested in taking part in the Komen National Race for the Cure on June 2, in Washington, D.C., should do one of the following by going to: http://www.nationalraceforthecure.org/
1. Join CAIR's " Muslims CAIR" team.
2. Pledge to the "Muslims CAIR" team.
3. Encourage family and friends to participate in the race.
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