Fashion Serving a Greater Purpose: Pink Hijab Day 2009

"Wednesday, October 28th is this year’s Global Pink Hijab Day. Pink Hijab Day is intended to shatter stereotypes of Muslim women, as well as raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research. All over the world, Muslims participated by wearing pink hijabs, pink ribbons, and donating to breast cancer foundations."

Global Pink Hijab Day started two years ago. This time, founder Hend El-Buri is raising the bar and hoping to spread the idea of Pink Hijab Day to more places. Muslim and non-Muslim women-alike will be observing “Global Pink Hijab Day” by donning pink headscarves. This is a day intended to initiate dialog, promote education about the Islamic headscarf (Hijab), and raise breast cancer awareness.

In America, Magdalenna Garcia of Provo, Utah said “I think that Pink Hijab Day is an excellent opportunity for Muslims to participate in solidarity for breast cancer awareness; it serves as a symbol to the greater community that Muslims share the same concerns, and the hope for a cure.”

The Pink Hijab day has also spread to areas all over the world, including South Africa, Egypt, and Qatar.

“In North America we’ve had Islamic schools and MSAs participate. I hope this year that we can get more people in Muslim countries involved,” El-buri said.

Although Pink Hijab Day began with a small group of high school girls in the small town of Columbia, Missouri, the event now has thousands of participates all over the world.

Participants in Pink Hijab Day will encourage the curious to ask questions about hijab, as well as promoting breast cancer education, and donating to various Breast Cancer Foundations.

Pink Hijab Day is an independent project.

Donations for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation are being collected. We encourage all those who wear pink Hijabs on this day or support this cause to donate $5 or more to the foundation.

Pink Hijab Day has already raised $210 and you can help them reach their goal of $1,000 by donating to Susan G. Komen’s Passionately Pink for the Cure. Get involved in your local communities; check out more on the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Check it:PinkhijabDay.net


Anonymous said...

Cool, I'm in!

Constructive Attitude said...

I shoulda wore what I wore yesterday, tomorrow.

BakerGirl said...

Very cool!

Anonymous said...

Great post, saw it as a RT on a friends twitter.

MarjnHomer said...

great way to start the dialogue about islam and hijab, should happen more often


How wonderful! I think this could get very big!!! My mom died from breast cancer 3 yrs ago this month, actually this day. Although I'm not Muslim, I will most definitely take part in this project next year! This project could get really big all over the world, because we are all women with many of the same concerns. Excellent post and a great project. I will be donating today! :)
take care my sweet friend,
Julian oxox :)

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