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Media Advisory
For Immediate Release: April 3, 2014 Contact:
Masroor A. Sajid 617-657-9377 @AhmadiyyaBoston

Muslims for Life at Boston City Hall honors those affected by Boston Marathon tragedy
Muslims for Life, a nationwide interfaith blood drive initiative, has helped collect over 33,000 pints of blood, potentially saving up to 100,000 lives, honors those affected by the 9/11 and Boston Marathon tragedies
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA has been hosting the Muslims for Life blood drive nationally since 2011, helping collect over 33,000 pints of blood and potentially saving up to 100,000 lives. Boston City Hall will host the Muslims for Life interfaith blood drive and press conference on April 11, 2014 at 10:00 am. Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and its partners invite all Bostonians to unite to honor those affected by the 2013 tragedy last year on Patriots Day by giving the gift of life. Event: Muslims for Life blood drive and press conference. This blood drive is organized in partnership with: The City of Boston Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) And will benefit patients supported by: Boston Children's Hospital Blood Donor Center Kraft Family Blood Donor Center at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital Press conference and reception at Mezzanine level, next to the Cambridge Street entrance When: Where: Friday, April 11, 2014, 10:00 am Boston City Hall

Media Opportunity: Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, its partners, and donors are available for interviews. Blood drive: Friday, April 11, 2014, 11am - 5pm Blood mobiles will be parked in front of flag poles (next to the Govt. Center T Station).
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Blood Drive Flyer Distribution:

Muslims for Life volunteers will distribute flyers in the Boston City Hall area prior to blood drive.

When / Where: Please call to obtain details. Recognition of Muslims For Life Campaign
The Massachusetts House of Representatives passed a resolution on September 30, 2013 to recognize the Muslims for Life blood drive and congratulate Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA for its efforts to bring communities together in the name of remembrance and peace.

(L-R) Tom Grilk, Chief Ken Berkowitz, Rep. William Galvin, Dr. Amer Malik, Lt. Paul Maloney

Tom Grilk, Executive Director (B.A.A.): It is a privilege for usto partner with this Community the message of this community fits so well, well choose to live our lives in peace with one another. So we applaud the work of the Community in everything that it does, we share the same message. We applaud their work here today and elsewhere in these blood drives to obtain blood to promote life. More broadly, we embrace their message and we are proud to be partners with them. As we all choose to live our lives as we will choose to live them and do so together in peace. My thanks to Ahmadiyya Community for their hard work you put to organize this event, well done Rep. William Galvin says. I am happy to co-sponsor this event to help honor the victims (of 9/11 and Boston Bombings) and their families. I have a Resolution from House of Representatives: CONGRATULATING MUSLIMS FOR LIFE AND THE AHMADIYYA MUSLIM COMMUNITY USA ON A SUCCESSFUL BLOOD DRIVE.

About Ahmadiyya Muslim Community:

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a dynamic, reformist and fast-growing international movement within Islam. Founded in 1889, the Community spans more than 200 countries with membership exceeding tens of millions. Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, established in 1920, is among the oldest American-Muslim organizations. Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is the only Islamic organization to believe that the longawaited messiah has come in the person of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835-1908) of Qadian, India. Ahmad claimed to be the metaphorical second coming of Jesus of Nazareth and the divine guide, whose advent was foretold by the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad. The Community believes that God sent Ahmad, like Jesus, to end religious wars, condemn bloodshed and reinstitute morality, justice and peace. Ahmads advent has brought about an unprecedented era of Islamic revival and moderation. He divested Muslims of fanatical beliefs and practices by vigorously championing Islams true and essential teachings. ###
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