Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Group Association supporting local health care, food banks with charity runs

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Charity runs will take place across Canada, including Newmarket, Vaughan, and Bradford West Gwillimbury

Aileen Zangouei

Bradford West Gwillimbury Topic

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Group Association has launched its “largest national charity initiative” with 16 charity runs to support local causes across the country.

Causes being supported in York Region include initiatives in Newmarket and Vaughan, as well as Bradford West Gwillimbury in Simcoe County.

The charity runs are open to the public, and are primarily aimed at supporting health-care initiatives and Canadian food banks to help combat the widespread food shortages due to high inflation.

“As the largest Canadian Muslim youth group, we are acutely aware of the record demand on our health-care system and food banks,” said Zubair Afzal, national president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association.

“We feel it is our responsibility to provide support to Canadians during this challenging time. For this reason, our membership is being mobilized across the country to benefit fellow Canadians,” Afzal said.

The charity runs are set to take place within the upcoming days and weeks.

Charity runs are also set to take place in Montreal, Ottawa, Durham, Barrie, Brampton, Mississauga, Burlington, Milton, London, Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary and Delta.

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Aileen Zangouei is a reporter covering Bradford West Gwillimbury. She also takes on investigative and breaking news reporting at times for York Region. Have a story idea for her? Contact her at: 905-853-8888, ext. 270.

source https://www.yorkregion.com/news-story/10715874-ahmadiyya-muslim-youth-group-association-supporting-local-health-care-food-banks-with-charity-runs/

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