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CAIR-DC: Muslims in Race for the Cure

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 6/6/05) – On Saturday, June 4, representatives of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and other American Muslims from the Washington metro area participated in the Komen National Race for the Cure. Muslims joined 50,000 people on the nation’s capitol to run or walk the 5k race. Their participation in the race is part of a larger CAIR campaign, “Muslims Care,” designed to promote volunteerism in the American Muslim community. The summer-long campaign offers Muslims the resources and information they need to help improve the communities in which they live. SEE: “Cancer is something that knows neither racial nor religious bounds,” said CAIR Communications Coordinator Rabiah Ahmed, who took part in the race. “I hope Muslim participation continues to increase in upcoming events across the country.”

Washington Area Muslims take a break in the National Mall after participating in the 5k Race for the Cure last Saturday.

CONTACT: Rabiah Ahmed, 202-488-8787 or 202-439-1441, E-Mail:; Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787 or 202-744-7726, E-Mail:


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