CAIR: Muslim Team Joins D.C. ‘Race for the Cure’


(WASHINGTON, D.C., 6/4/2007) - Dozens of Washington-area Muslims turned out Saturday to help raise breast cancer awareness by running and walking in the Komen National Race for the Cure. SEE: http://www.nationalraceforthecure.org/

The Muslim team included staff from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and members of Sisters in Solidarity to Educate, Respond & Serve (S.I.S.T.E.R.S). The Muslim team carried its own "Muslims Care" banner and many of the Muslim women participants wore pink Islamic head scarves symbolizing breast cancer awareness.

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. SEE: http://www.cair.com/muslimscare/

CAIR is also supporting Hunger Awareness Day on June 5.

SEE: CAIR: Mosques Urged to Hold 'Hunger Awareness Day' Food Drives http://www.cair.com/default.asp?Page=articleView&id=2750&theType=NR

CAIR, America's largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 33 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

S.I.S.T.E.R.S is a non-profit, grassroots organization committed to promoting the ties of sisterhood and empowering women through education, outreach and charitable work. S.I.S.T.E.R.S aspires to cooperate with and enhance the efforts of like-minded organizations in order to further contribute to the advancement of women and women's work. SEE: http://www.sistersinsolidarity.com/

CONTACT: CAIR Communications Coordinator Rabiah Ahmed, 202-488-8787 or 202-439-1441, E-Mail: rahmed@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787 or 202-744-7726, E-Mail: ihooper@cair.com; CAIR Communications Coordinator Amina Rubin, 202-488-8787, E-Mail: arubin@cair.com

 


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