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CAIR-AZ Fundraising Dinner a Success

CAIR-AZ Fundraising Dinner a Success

(PHOENIX, AZ, 9/28/05) – The Arizona chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-AZ) announced that it raised $75,000 at its annual banquet, which was attended by over 300 people.

CAIR National Board Vice-Chairman Ahmad Al-Akhras offered the keynote address at the event and other speakers included Raeed Tayeh, a political and media consultant from Washington, D.C., and Kamran Memon, a civil rights attorney from Chicago.

Event highlights included an awards presentation that recognized service to the community by Muslim leaders and youth. An “Award of Heroism” was presented to Iesa Abuasida, son of Dawud Abusida, a Tucson civilian who died while assisting a police officer on duty on August 10, 2005. A representative from Governor Janet Napolitano’s office also read aloud the governor’s proclamation that recognizes September 24 as CAIR-AZ Day.

Banquet attendees also included interfaith leaders as well as a number of local and state law enforcement authorities and elected officials, including Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Detective Harry Sexton and Harry Mitchell.

For more information, contact Deedra Abboud at 602-262-2247.


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