This past June I decided to for a second straight year fast during the month of Ramadan. I did this for two reasons, first to show solidarity with the many people in my riding who would also be fasting and to learn more about myself through the process of fasting, secondly, I wanted to help raise awareness for the fantastic charity, Give30.
Give30 is a charity that raises money for food banks across Canada guided by the philosophy that the money you save during the month of Ramadan can be used to feed the less fortunate, for whom going without food is a daily struggle.
The video of my speech in the house of commons went viral through facebook and I was blown away by the outpouring of support from all across the globe.
All the attention was unexpected and wonderful but is no use unless it encourages you to visit Give 30 and help the cause.