(NEW YORK, NY, 06/13/2008) – The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) is calling on area Muslims and others in the community to participate in a walk to raise awareness about autism. The walk will take place Saturday, June 22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the South Street Seaport.
Muslim support for the event is part of CAIR’s annual summer-long “Muslims Care” campaign, launched to encourage volunteerism in the nation’s Muslim community. The campaign’s theme this month is Health Awareness.
Immediate action requested:
Individuals interested in taking part in walking or volunteering in the Autism Walk should contact CAIR-NY as soon as possible to sign up as an accurate count of participants is needed. Please send your confirmation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT: Autism Awareness Walk
WHERE: South Street Seaport, Fulton & South Streets, Pier 17, New York, NY
WHEN: Saturday, June 22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This event is sponsored by Autism Speaks. Autism Speaks is dedicated to increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders, to funding research into the causes, prevention and treatments for autism, and to advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. For more information about Autism Speaks visit: http://www.autismspeaks.org/
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: CAIR-NY Community Affairs Director Faiza N. Ali, 212.870.2002, 718.724.3041, E-Mail: email@example.com; CAIR-NY Civil Rights Director Aliya Latif, 212.870.2002, 732.429.4268, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org