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
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.
Fund-raising Benefit Dinner for ‘Children in Need’ across the world
Muslim Community Association
3003 Scott Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA 95052
Saturday, May 21, 2005
Islamic Relief USA representative Anwar Khan will be available at the event
for comments or interviews.