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Handstand-a-thon take 3. SAVE THE SHARKS!

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BENEFITING: KURMALLIANCE

ORGANIZER: KURMALLIANCE

EVENT DATE: Jul 22, 2016

Stephen Weigand

THE STORY:

In this event, each participant projects a duration they believe they can hold a handstand. Mine is 1 min 22 sec. If you wish to sponser me, for example, you may either give a flat amount or sponser me per second. For example, you could give a quarter, a dollar, or 100 dollars per second ;) 

This reason this cause is so important...

Both human and marine life survival are intimately connected to keeping sharks alive. We don't have much time left to protect all the sharks that are being killed in the ocean.

Sharks have been around for 450 million years. The are the longest living species on the planet. They have survived every major extinction... except for the one humans are about to put them through.

If you take an apex preditor out of its ecosystem, that ecosystem will collapse. The ocean is responsible for producing 78% of the oxygen we breathe (crazy, but true!). The oceans also regulate our climate and feed a big portion of our world. Thus we need sharks for a multitude of reasons, for our human survival. 

The first Sharkwater movie (which came out in 2007) brought awareness to the atrocity of the sharkfinning industry, and how 100 million sharks were dying a year for a bowl of shark fin soup. This movie changed government policy in 22 countries, and helped make shark-finning illegal almost everywhere in the world.

90% of shark populations have died off in the last 40 years. Right now Scientists say 150 million sharks are being killed per year...which is insanity after all of the regulations that have been put in place to protect sharks. However, they are only able to track where 70 million of them are dying off. Rob Stewart (producer/director of Sharkwater 1 & 2) has shed light on where the other 80 million are dying and what is being done with their bodies....and it directly affects you, me...and some of our pets.

Shark is being discovereed in cosmetics ( like lip-sticks & moisturizers), as well as in livestock & pet food. Most shocking though, sharks are being packaged as other fish and sold in grocery stores to you & me. Insanity, right? 

Well...this is why we are so passionate about raising money for Sharkwater 2. We need this film to get made, so we can expose what is actually happening and stop the madness....not only for the survival of sharks and marinine life, but for human life as well.

Sharkwater 2 has already begun filiming in 4 countries. If we raise enough money, Rob can carry on with production in September and get this movie done and out there (hopefully) by early 2017.

 I really appreciate you taking the time to read all of this. If you are moved to support our project, we are most grateful to have whatever you are willing to give. 

Speaking for the crew at Kurmalliance & all the sharks in the ocean, to humanity as a whole, we thank you for taking the time to read this & consider helping our world.

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To This Fundraiser

$1,802

MONEY RAISED
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  • Erin

    $30

  • Beth Gordie

    $410

  • Tom Morley

    $100

  • Jessica Cigno

    $50

  • Lenny and Coco

     

  • Matt Alexander

    $100

  • Ryan Orrico & Burn Yoga

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • James Carmichael

    $15

  • Love, E

    $250

  • Sherry Cefali

    $120

  • Luann

     

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60% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Suggested Donation Tiers


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The Team: $11,004 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Brock Cahill

Amount Raised

$2,052

 

0% Raised of $4,000,000 Goal

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Angela Chen

Amount Raised

$1,955

 

65% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Stephen Weigand

Amount Raised

$1,802

 

60% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Elizabeth TenHouten

Amount Raised

$1,800

 

60% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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erin politz

Amount Raised

$900

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Renee LeBlanc

Amount Raised

$760

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Taimaru Provensal

Amount Raised

$375

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Anthony Tomasi

Amount Raised

$335

 

34% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Luann

Luann

Great Work! 1 year ago

Sherry Cefali

Sherry Cefali

DONATION: $120

1 year ago

Love, E

Love, E

DONATION: $250

1 year ago

James Carmichael

James Carmichael

DONATION: $15

beat Brock 1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $200

For the sharkies 1 year ago

Ryan Orrico & Burn Yoga

Ryan Orrico & Burn Yoga

DONATION: $200

dude, thanks for coming through and teaching this morning.... + a little piece in memory of my moms. 1 year ago

Matt Alexander

Matt Alexander

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Lenny and Coco

Lenny and Coco

1 year ago

Jessica Cigno

Jessica Cigno

DONATION: $50

So cool and such a great cause! 1 year ago

Tom Morley

Tom Morley

DONATION: $100

1 year ago