Dear APPNA Family:

The world is seeing an unprecedented wave of violence, be it in Peshawar, or Burma, Brussels or Paris, or violence and terrorism knocking at our doors and neighborhoods in USA, tragically affecting the communities we live in. While we continue to express our deep concern, and keep wondering "WHY?", it is time we stand with those affected by the tragic slaughter of members of LGBT community in Orlando. It is time we raise our voice along with the international community, against cowardly acts of terrorism and violence against innocent citizens.

APPNA condemns the barbaric attack that occurred on Sunday June 12, 2016, in Orlando, Florida, and announces a vigil at Lake Eola Park, Downtown, Orlando, on Sunday June 19th at sunset.

- Location: Lake Eola Park | Intersection of N. Rosalind Ave & E. Robinson St.
- Time: 7:30 p.m.
- Look for a big APPNA sign.
- Bring candles.
- There will be food provided, but individuals are also welcome to bring their own.

We are requesting all our members in Florida, and surrounding states, especially those in Orlando and surrounding areas, to join us in full force, in raising their voice against tragic acts of violence and terrorism.

We are also collecting funds to help the injured, and the families of the deceased. We will determine and announce soon how these funds will be utilized, meanwhile, please donate generously to this worthy cause https://www.instantreg.com/appnatemplate2/public-donations

Our thoughts, prayers and condolences are with the families of the deceased and injured. May we all have the courage and fortitude to unite to defeat violence. Please join APPNA on Sunday June 19th, for the vigil in Orlando.

Please let us know that you will be attending by submitting your information at the following link.
http://appna.org/appna-stands-with-orlando-candle-light-vigil/

We will need volunteers for the event. Please contact Dr. Sajid Chaudhary at sajid_chaudhary@yahoo.com or (407) 963-3110.


M. Nasar Qureshi, MD
President APPNA
 
Sajid Chaudhary, MD
President-Elect
 
Iqbal Zafar Hamid, MD 
Secretary
 
Dawood Nasir, MD
Treasurer
 
Mubasher E. Rana, MD
Immediate Past President  

Association of Physicians of Pakistani-descent of North America (APPNA)
M. Nasar Qureshi, MD
President
Sajid Chaudhary, MD
President-Elect
Iqbal Z. Hamid, MD
Secretary
Dawood Nasir, MD
Treasurer
Mubasher E. Rana, MD
Immediate Past President 
 
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