Over 300 men and women of diverse backgrounds braved the cold and winds to participate in Domestic Harmony Foundation’s second annual
multi-cultural walkathon recently.
The 1.5-mile ‘Walk to end domestic violence’ event, in
Long Island, was part of DHF’s outreach and educational
initiatives to bring different communities together and to
send a powerful message against domestic violence.
Jasia Mirza, DHF program coordinator, welcomed the
participants. Ahmed Chaudhry, a high school student from
Manhasset, sang God Bless America before the beginning
of the walk.
Thomas Suozzi, former Nassau County executive, spoke
about the need for organizations like DHF.
Judge Hope Zimmerman; Rizwan Qureshi, senior executive vice president, HAB Bank and Hamza Byas, president,
Islamic Center of Long
Island stressed on the
need to stand up against
professor of sociology and
a special advisor to the
Provost for Diversity
Initiatives at Hofstra
University, said it was the
responsibility of each
individual to work against
Sunny Sachdev presented DHF with an acknowledgment letter from
United States Senator
Walk to end domestic violence
Volunteers at the event.