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CAIR-NY to Take Part in Walk for Children in Need

(NEW YORK, NY, 5/2/08) – The New York chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) today is calling on Muslims in the tri-state area and all people of conscience to participate in RideRunOrWalk, an event sponsored by Islamic Relief USA to alleviate poverty by funding education, sanitation, and emergency relief efforts for children in need worldwide.
CAIR-NY’s support of the event is part of the “Muslims Care” campaign, a nationwide effort launched to encourage volunteerism in the American Muslim community.

WHAT: RideRunOrWalk to Remove Poverty
WHEN: Sunday, May 11, 2008, 9 a.m.
WHERE: Holy Cow Park at Kissena Park, 199th Street and 73rd Avenue/ Peck Avenue, Flushing, NY
REGISTRATION: Online $10 at or onsite starting at 7:30 am.
Sponsors will donate per mile completed.
For more information, contact Natasha Issak at (973) 890-1030 or
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:; CAIR-NY Civil Rights Director Aliya Latif, 212.870.2002, 732.429.4268, E-Mail:


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