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Team Shirzanan #RideForRights - RAGBRAI

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BENEFITING: NON-STOP MEDIA INC

EVENT DATE: Jul 19, 2015

THE STORY:

We have completed the RAGBRAI ride and are in the process of shipping our THANK YOU gift apparel.

The next step is to develop a documentary film on the amazing Team Shirzanan experience and we would appreciate your ongoing support.

We will close this Crowdrise campaign on August 31 and instead receive all donations at www.non-stopmedia.org/donate

Please keep an eye on our website and social media accounts: www.ShirzananGlobal.net and Shirzanan Global on Facebook and Twitter.

THANKS AGAIN FOR HELPNG TEAM SHIRZANAN!!!

 

Watch this VIDEO to learn our story!

Read This http://dmreg.co/1Mmw0EW

Shirzanan
is the Persian word for "female heroes" and a fitting description for the women on our team - an unprecedented group of Muslim female athletes and adventurers from around the world joining forces with a group of childhood friends marking their milestone 50th birthdays with a 7-day, 462-mile bicycle ride across their home state of Iowa on RAGBRAI 2015 promoting female sports participation!

WHAT?

We're leading an awareness campaign promoting female sports participation as a fundamental right. Around the world, females are denied equal access to sports as players and spectators. We encourage females to pursue sports and its benefits that lead to gender equality and greater independence!

HELP: We need your help to cover the costs of hosting our Muslim team members.

FOR A LIMITED TIME - Sorry, we can only ship within the United States:

Sorry, we have very few cycling jerseys in stock. You can email us at Team.Shirzanan@gmail.com to inquire about your size. For a donation of $100 or more, we'll thank you with a Team Shirzanan cycling jersey.

For a donation of $50 or more, we'll thank you with a Team Shirzanan t-shirt, tank top or baseball cap. For $25 or more, we'll send you a Team Shirzanan bandanna! See below for more details. Click here and scroll through pics to see items. We are a nonprofit initiative, so donations are tax deductible for American taxpayers! 

DREAM TEAM

We will celebrate the successes of our Muslim team members and build cross-cultural understanding as we use the Shirzanan media platform to share stories about our individual triumphs over gender and cultural barriers.

Raha Moharrak, Saudi Arabian mountain climber - 1st female from Saudi Arabia and youngest Arab to summit Mount Everest!
Kiran Khan, Pakistani Olympic swimmer (Beijing 2008)   
Mona Seraji, Iranian snowboarder / surfer
Rehab Shawky, Egyptian global cyclist
Hajar Abulfazl, Afghani soccer player
Amani Ammoura, Jordanian global cyclist
Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir, American basketball player who broke Rebecca Lobo's 18-year-old high school scoring record
Kulsoom Abdullah, Pakistani American Olympic weightlifter and
Soolmaz Abooali, 9-time Traditional Karate champion

Please help us cover the costs of hosting these awesome athletes.

WHAT'S SPECIAL ABOUT THE BICYCLE?

In some parts of the world, a female riding a bicycle is considered a morality crime. People often throw rocks at girls on bikes or use vehicles to try to run them off the road. In oppressive nations, bicycling offers a freedom not granted to women. On RAGBRAI, we will celebrate our right to ride.

We know that sports do not simply offer the joy of playing. They also provide the foundation to good health, education, and economic opportunities. No female of any country should be denied the right to physical education class in public school or the opportunity to receive academic training through sports scholarships.

Riding a bicycle is not just a mode of transportation. It is means to independence and improvements like these: 

Female teachers can reach rural schools where men are not allowed to teach adolescent girls
Girls have access to distant schools
Mothers can provide for their families given the ability to work farther from home to seek more job opportunities
Sick women are more likely to get to the hospital when in need of treatment
Victims of domestic violence can leave their unsafe homes with less fear
Midwives can reach remote communities to prevent mortalities in childbirth

Shannon Galpin, a human rights activist, mountain-biker, adventurer and board advisor for Shirzanan Global and will be leading Team Shirzanan when we set off on the ride. Watch http://vimeo.com/103752809

Minky Worden, director of global initiatives for Human Rights Watch and board advisor for Shirzanan Global will join co-founder Solmaz Sharif and Team Shirzanan to introduce our campaign in Des Moines. Ms. Worden will moderate our Sports, Media and Equality Panel on July 17. 

Every donation counts and will be put to good use.

We’ll give a shout-out on our website and the next issue of our magazine to all the amazing humans who support Team Shirzanan – a nonprofit initiative, so your donations are tax deductible! Please consider joining the team and sharing this page with everyone you know.

SHIRZANAN THANK YOU GIFTS: For a limited time, view items at www.non-stopmedia.org/shop. Make your donation and we'll follow up to confirm item, size and mailing address. Sorry, we can only ship within the United States.

EMAIL CONTACT:   Team.Shirzanan@gmail.com


FOLLOW TEAM SHIRZANAN: Facebook.com/Shirzanan Global, Instagram and Twitter @ShirzananGlobal

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!

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260 Rogers Avenue, #3
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