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CAIR: DC-Area Muslims to Take Part in ‘Race for the Cure’

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/30/06) – On June 3, Muslims will participate in the Komen National Race for the Cure in Washington D.C., as part of a national volunteerism campaign called “Muslims Care.”

SEE: www.nationalraceforthecure.org/ [Those who wish to join the Muslim participants should register under “MLM Muslims Cair” team name.] SEE ALSO: www.muslims-care.org

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) launched the annual “Muslims Care” campaign earlier this month as a way to promote the concept of volunteerism in the Islamic community.

In its summer-long initiative, Washington-based Islamic civil rights and advocacy group will offer Muslims the resources and information they need to help improve the communities in which they live. This year, CAIR will again ask Muslims across the country to focus on health awareness, helping the needy and activities for youth.

Visitors to CAIR’s campaign website, www.muslims-care.org, will be able to download a toolkit containing information about how to become a volunteer and suggesting 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 see what activities are available in their state.

CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 32 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: CAIR Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787 or 202-744-7726, E-Mail: ihooper@cair-net.org; CAIR Communications Coordinator Rabiah Ahmed, 202-439-1441, E-Mail: rahmed@cair-net.org

 

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