CAIR-NY PARTICIPATES IN HELEN’S WALK 2007
(NEW YORK, NY, 6/11/07) – The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) yesterday participated in Helen’s Walk 2007, an event hosted by the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults. The 5-kilometer walk-a-thon benefited individuals with hearing and vision loss.
“CAIR-NY values this opportunity to raise awareness for the deaf and blind,” said CAIR-NY Civil Rights Coordinator Aliya Latif. “We strongly urge our community to participate and organize similar activities to help promote volunteerism for a better America.”
CAIR-NY’s participation in the event was part of the Islamic civil rights and advocacy group’s “Muslims Care” campaign designed to encourage volunteerism in the American Muslim community. SEE: http://www.cair.com/muslimscare/
CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 33 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 Communications Coordinator Faiza N. Ali, 212-870-2002, email@example.com