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

May 30, 2007

Source: CAIR Press Release

(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:]

[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:

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: [CAIR is also supporting Hunger Awareness Day on June 5. SEE: []

"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.