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CAIR-CA: Muslims to Take Part in Orange County AIDS Walk

(ANAHEIM, CA, 5/7/08) – On Saturday, May 10, a team of local Muslims will help raise AIDS awareness by taking part in the 2008 “Field of Dreams” O.C. AIDS Walk in Anaheim, Calif. The team is sponsored by the Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) in cooperation with the Orange County Islamic Foundation, the Islamic Institute of Orange County, and the Islamic Society of Orange County.

WHAT: “Muslims Care” Team Takes Part in 2008 “Field of Dreams” O.C. AIDS Walk
WHEN: Saturday, May 10, 2008. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Walk begins at 9 a.m.
WHERE: Angel Stadium of Anaheim, 2000 Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, CA (off the 57 fwy near State College & Katella)
CONTACT: Munira Syeda, CAIR-LA communications coordinator, 714-776-1847, socal@cair.com

Muslim participation in the event is part of CAIR’S fourth annual summer-long “Muslims Care” campaign designed to encourage volunteerism in the American Muslim community. http://www.cair.com/muslimscare

“Our community is honored to once again take part in the annual Orange County AIDS Walk, and hope the collective efforts of the participants will raise community awareness and make a difference in the lives of the more than 8,000 men, women and children affected by HIV in Orange County,” said CAIR Communications Coordinator Munira Syeda.

Syeda is the team captain of the “Muslims Care” team in the race.

CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 35 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.

CONTACT: Munira Syeda, CAIR-LA communications coordinator, 714-776-1847, socal@cair.com

 

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