BURBANK, California (May 19, 2005) – Amnesty International President, Chip

Pitts, will be speaking this Saturday at a benefit dinner for “Children in Need”

around the world. Many other well-known speakers, including Dr. Hatem

Bazian, a UC Berkeley professor,  will also be speaking at the event about the

plight of needy children. The event is organized by the Bay Area Muslim

community, and funds will be collected by Burbank, CA based charity, Islamic

Relief USA.

This fund-raising event is one of many in a series of events across the

country that Islamic Relief USA is holding to bring awareness to the plight of

children. Islamic Relief representative Anwar Khan will be making a

presentation about its relief and development projects to help needy children

in different countries.

UNICEF statistics show that out of 100 children, 26 will go unimmunized

against childhood diseases, 30 will suffer from malnutrition in their first five

years, and 17 will never go to school.

What:

Fund-raising Benefit Dinner for ‘Children in Need’ across the world

Where:

Muslim Community Association

3003 Scott Blvd.

Santa Clara, CA 95052

When:

Saturday, May 21, 2005

5:00 PM

Islamic Relief USA representative Anwar Khan will be available at the event

for comments or interviews.

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