Salaam Club in New York Hosts Holiday Hafleh To Benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
On Saturday, December 8, our friends at the Salaam Club of New York City hosted a holiday hafleh (the Arabic equivalent of “party”) to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the internationally-known pediatric treatment and research facility in Memphis, Tennessee. Some people may not realize that the hospital was founded by popular Lebanese-American entertainer Danny Thomas.
The evening event involved the presentation of awards to Wayne T. Muratore (Lifetime Achievement Award), Mona Aboelnaga Kanaan (Woman of the Year), and Laith M. Jazrawi (Community Service Award), and the event chairs were Ralph A. Succar, John H. Abi-Habib, Emil G. Baccash, Joseph M. Elhilow, George N. Jalinos, Gregory G. Lutfey, Tony S. Msallem, and Wayne T. Muratore.
Donations to the Hospital sent by clicking on this link will still count toward the club’s total, and we encourage you to support this campaign — which directly links the New York Arab-American community to the wonderful efforts of St. Jude’s to help children. They are close to a total donation of $200,000 and will hopefully exceed this amount by the end of the year.
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