What is Fast-a-thon?
The concept of the Fast-a-thon comes from decades of MSA tradition. The Muslim Students Association (MSA) is a student-run organization on campus dedicated to bridging the gap between the Muslim and non-Muslim population on the University of Michigan – Dearborn campus and in the community. This event is an example of uniting all types of individuals for a philanthropic cause. The reward that comes from the Fast-a-Thon is two-fold. Not only have you sacrificed for the sake of those less fortunate, but you will also be gaining a sense of self-fulfillment by fasting. Because the Islamic concept of fasting requires refraining from consuming food and drink from sunrise to sunset, the MSA has adopted this notion for the Fast-a-thon cause.
Not only will you be taking part in one of the biggest events on the UM-Dearborn campus, but you will be directly making an impact on fighting hunger. Last year, the MSA was able to raise over $7000 for charity! As a remake of our classic Fast-a-thon program, Fast-a-thon has the following goals:
- Emphasize the urgency of hunger issues around the world, specifically in the Detroit metro area
- Actively combat hunger by raising money for local, regional, and international charities addressing hunger issues
100% of the proceeds from the event will go to the two charities: United Humanitarian Relief (UHF) & UM-Dearborn’s very own Orphan Relief (OR)
Other Ways You Can Help
Make a pledge! Spread the word! Share our campaign with friends!
We also accept donations via:
PAYPAL: [email protected]
CASH/ZELLE/APPLEPAY: must contact an MSA member
EARLY BIRD DONATION DISCOUNT ($15) will be ongoing until 2/28. Receive a FREE T-shirt!