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Muslim Team to Take Part in D.C. ‘Race for the Cure’

MUSLIM TEAM TO TAKE PART IN D.C. ‘RACE FOR THE CURE’

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/30/2007) – On Saturday, June 2, a team of Muslims sponsored
by a prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group will help raise
breast cancer awareness by taking part in the Komen National Race for the Cure.
[SEE: http://www.nationalraceforthecure.org/]

[NOTE: The Muslim team will carry its own “Muslims Care” banner and many of the Muslim women participants will wear pink Islamic head scarves symbolizing breast cancer awareness.]

WHAT: Muslim Team Takes Part in Komen National Race for the Cure
WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, June 2, 6:45 a.m.
– Pre-Race Rally on the National Mall (between 3rd St., NW & 7th St., NW), 8 a.m.

– Runner Start (10th St., NW & Constitution Ave., NW), 8:15 a.m.

– Walker Start (9th St., NW & Constitution Ave., NW), 9 a.m.

– Post-Race Celebration on the National Mall (between 3rd St., NW & 7th St., NW)

CONTACT: CAIR Communications Coordinator Rabiah Ahmed, 202-439-1441 (day of the race), E-Mail: rahmed@cair.com

Muslim participation in the event is part of the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ (CAIR) third annual summer-long “Muslims Care” campaign designed to encourage volunteerism in the American Muslim community. SEE: http://www.cair.com/muslimscare/ [CAIR is also supporting Hunger Awareness Day on June 5. SEE: [ http://www.hungerday.org/content/index.php]

We are proud to be part of the race and hope that the combined efforts of all those involved will bring us that much closer to a cure for breast cancer,” said CAIR Communications Coordinator Rabiah Ahmed. Ahmed is leading the “Muslims CAIR” team in the race.

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.

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CONTACT: CAIR Communications Coordinator Rabiah Ahmed, 202-488-8787 or 202-439-1441, E-Mail: rahmed@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787 or 202-744-7726,E-Mail: ihooper@cair.com; CAIR Communications Coordinator Amina Rubin, 202-488-8787, E-Mail: arubin@cair.com

 

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