A team of Muslims sponsored by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) took part in the annual Susan G. Komen National Race for the Cure in Washington, DC on June 2. The Muslim team carried its own “Muslims Care” banner, and many of the women participants wore pink Islamic head scarves to symbolize breast cancer awareness.
“We are proud to be part of the race and hope that the combined efforts of all those involved will bring us that much closer to a cure for breast cancer,” said CAIR communications coordinator Rabiah Ahmed, who led the “Muslims CAIR” team in the race. Muslim participation in the event was part of CAIR’s third annual summer-long “Muslims Care” campaign designed to encourage volunteerism in the American Muslim community.
For more information see: www.cair.com/muslimscare