Loyola at a Glance
Muslim Students Association holds Fast-A-Thon for charity
September 26, 2008
Loyola University Muslim Students Association kicks off its annual Fast-A-Thon on Sept. 29 to raise money for several charities. The MSA will open the event with a shared community meal that takes place at 7 p.m., in the St. Charles Room of the Danna Student Center.
During the Holy Month of Ramadan, Muslims everywhere are called to be especially aware of hunger and oppression all around the world. The MSA is challenging the campus community to fast for one day during this observance. For every person who signs up to participate in the Fast-A-Thon, local businesses will donate $1 to charity.
The Fast-A-Thon goal is $10,000, but the association hopes to exceed last year’s yield of $12,000. Donations are also welcome from those who feel they cannot fast.
The MSA will donate the bulk of funds raised to charity: water, an organization which funds hundreds of projects in developing nations that have no access to clean water. Other recipients will include the Fleur de Vie student-run health clinic in New Orleans and several charities raising money for Hurricane Gustav victims and the homeless in Bangladesh.
The event is co-sponsored by the Jesuit Center in Loyola’s Office of Mission and Ministry.
To sign up for Fast-A-Thon, visit the Muslim Student Association in the Danna Student Center, or e-mail the association at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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