Community News 16-43

*The Muslim Observer

Community News 16-43

Tariq Farid foundation donates $20 k for families fighting childhood cancer

Tariq Farid Foundation, a philanthropic organization started by the founder of Edible Arrangements, has announced a grant of $20,000 to the Tommy Fund for Childhood Cancer. The Tommy Fund helps families whose children are undergoing cancer treatment at Smilow Cancer Center in New Haven.

“Nothing is more devastating than learning that a loved one has cancer, especially a child,” Farid said in a statement.

When Farid was a young teenager, his 4-year-old sibling was diagnosed with leukemia. At the time, his family had only been in the United States a few years and was struggling financially.
“The shock of the news and fear of what the future holds is bad enough,” Farid said. “But if a family lacks financial resources, the burden and hardship are exponentially increased.
“When my family experienced this firsthand, people and organizations like the Tommy Fund stepped up to help us; I am honored to be able to now return the favor.”

Dr. Sikander Ali Khan elected president house staff

Dr. Sultan Sikandar Ali Khan  has been elected President of House Staff of Community Hospital, Brooklyn, New York for the years 2015-2017. Dr. Khan is the fellow of American College of Physician, American Society of Hypertension and New York Medical College. He has published many Articles in reputed medical journals. He has been recognized as top physician by Consumers’ Research Council of America for several years.

Ahmed Amly awarded scholarship

Ahmed Amley of Murphysboro, Illinois, has been awarded the $1,000 Streuter Family Scholarship.

Amley is enrolled in the business management program at John A. Logan College for the fall 2014 semester.

An endowment created by former JALC Foundation President Robert Streuter funds the scholarship. A John A. Logan College student who is a graduate of Murphysboro High School and planning to study business receives the award each year.


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