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Free to Run - Samia's SF Marathon

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June 22, 2017

Samia Karimi

THE STORY:

WHY DO I RUN? I run because I love the immense peace of solitude in motion; the intimacy of my breathe and heart and the clarity that comes once both are in sync; the power of knowing I can elevate my body and overcome pain; and the joy of reaching the finish line. But beyond all the spiritual, physical, and mental benefits of running - I run because I CAN! There are many women and girls in the world who simply don't have the freedom to run, due to cultural restrictions or the inability to leave their home for reasons of security or harassment. But thanks to organizations such as Free to Run, women and girls can now have opportunities and resources to experience the sense of adventure and empowerment that comes from running or outdoor physical activities. Free to Run organized the first women's marathon in Afghanistan in 2015 and are now supporting another marathon to take place this year. THIS IS HUGE!!! Being an Afghan-American woman myself, I understand both the social stigma girls and women have in Afghanistan to simply run outside and I also know I cannot imagine my life without this freedom to run! I am running the SF marathon this year to bring awareness to Free to Run and raise funds that will go towards supporting the next marathon in Afghanistan (safe transportation for training practices, flights for women flying in from other provinces to ensure ethnic/socioeconomic diversity, accommodation and gear). Please support my cause!

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To This Fundraiser

$450

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Fowzia and Christian

    $100

  • Popst Family

    $100

  • Santiago Vallinas

    $25

  • Deanna Washington

    $25

  • Jan Bratslavsky

    $50

  • Immortal Race Crew

    $50

  • Mariya Karimi

    $25

  • Kenen

    $25

  • Yassi and Darius

    $25

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30% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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The Team: $450 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Yassi and Darius

Yassi and Darius

DONATION: $25

I love to walk, run, and dance alongside my partner in crime, my son, Darius. I want everyone to have the same freedom. 1 month ago

Kenen

Kenen

DONATION: $25

Run Samia Run! 1 month ago

Mariya Karimi

Mariya Karimi

DONATION: $25

In memory of our sweet madar jon. Run your heart out! �� 1 month ago

Immortal Race Crew

Immortal Race Crew

DONATION: $50

Go Samia Go!! 1 month ago

Jan Bratslavsky

Jan Bratslavsky

DONATION: $50

In Memory of those we lost and for the future generation! �� 1 month ago

Deanna Washington

Deanna Washington

DONATION: $25

1 month ago

Santiago Vallinas

Santiago Vallinas

DONATION: $25

2 months ago

Popst Family

Popst Family

DONATION: $100

2 months ago

Fowzia and Christian

Fowzia and Christian

DONATION: $100

GO SAMIA!!! We're so proud of you. Lots of love and luck, F&C 2 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

For all my Afghan sisters! 2 months ago