I don't often post stuff like this, but it's a really cool cause and it's going to be a really fun event -- so if you're around the CT/NY area and free this Thursday night, come by, hang out, meet Shannon and talk with me about fun CX stuff, eat cupcakes, and help raise money for a great project!
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Signature Cycles (30 minutes north of NYC at 14 Railroad Ave, Greenwich, Connecticut)
Come join us for a video sneak preview and an auction/raffle night to raise money for Mountain2Mountain, a nonprofit dedicated to creating voice and opportunity for women and children in conflict zones. The two projects running in 2013 include Mountain2Mountain's ongoing work supporting women who dare to ride bikes in Afghanistan, and Strength in Numbers, a project that launch this summer with its first mountain biking camp in Breckenridge for young women that have survived gender violence.
The project’s founder and National Geographic’s Humanitarian of the Year, Shannon Galpin, will be at the event speaking about the projects. She’s been featured on NBC, in the New York Times, and in countless cycling magazines and blogs.
In 2014, the documentary film Afghan Cycles will premiere covering the fight for Afghan women, and the courage that they've shown in daring to race bikes. The film was shot in Afghanistan with Let Media and proceeds will benefit Mountain2Mountain and its continued work to support the development of women's cycling in Afghanistan. Strength in Numbers will also extend its reach to several more camps in more locations to build an army of women that can change the world!
The goal of our auction/raffle at Signature Cycles is to raise funds for this summer's Strength in Numbers camp and the creation of the Afghan Cycles documentary. All of the proceeds collected will go directly to the projects. Some of the items being auctioned will come from the sponsors of Mountain2Mountain and will include goodies from Osprey, Skratch Labs, Primal Wear, and more.
As a bonus, we'll be screening some sneak peeks of footage filmed in Afghanistan.
More info: mountain2mountain.org and facebook.com/events/143914595801917