Editor’s note, 5/7/12: I’ve corrected Majj event to Hajj event. Thank you, Saleh, for the correction.
Alyaa Malibari has put the Susan G. Komen foundation on her campaign sign in an effort to show her support for the cause.
Malibari got permission from the Susan G. Komen foundation to use their logo on her campaign signs.
“I asked them if I could show my support to a problem [that] affects many [people] all over the world and to [raise] the awareness about … breast cancer,” Malibari said in an email.
According to Malibari, she first found out about the Komen foundation in 2011 when she read about the mission. She lost an aunt several months ago to breast cancer.
Malibari said that she decided to raise funds for breast cancer research during the Hajj event last November. The Saudi club raised the money by selling tickets to one of their events where they made a 100 percent donation of $1,010.
“We did [raised money] for the breast cancer which is [the] number one killing cancer in Saudi Arabia and in many other countries including [the United States],” Malibari said in an email.
According to Malibari, the Susan G. Komen foundation was willing to provide educational materials on breast cancer for the population of Saudi students at Eastern.
“Being in elections is going to put my name in public and I thought that I must use this time to spread something good,” Malibari said in an email. “[If] I lose the election, I didn’t [lose] the opportunity to educate people about an important issue in our community.”