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USF students pledge to help the needy in Tampa Bay and beyond listen

09/08/11 Andrea Lypka
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At USF on Tuesday, Muslim and non-Muslim students pledged to continue to help the needy and promote religious tolerance in Tampa Bay and beyond. Organizers say they also hope to break the misconceptions about Islam and Muslims.

Safia Khawaja is president of the Muslim Students’ Association at USF. They organized what they call a Fast-A-Thon, an event for those who pledge to go without food for an entire day. The biomedical sciences major says that homelessness is a global epidemic.

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USF students and faculty fast to raise funds for charity listen

11/11/10 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Go hungry for a day so another won't have to- this was the pledge some USF students and faculty took when they participated to the Fast- A-Thon organized by the Muslim Students Association at USF on November 10. This year, the event raised more than $5,000 for charity. The funds were donated to a local food pantry, a free health care clinic and for flood victims in Pakistan.

No food, no water for 12 hours for a good cause - this was the pledge that student Avan ...

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