Run, Ride, Climb Run, Ride, Row, Swim, Dive, Climb…get Active For OMID Feeling active and wanting to set yourself a personal best, whilst fundraising? Why not raise sponsorship funds through your friends, family and colleagues both on and off line, for your next big physical challenge, by riding, running, swimming, rowing, diving or climbing for OMID. Sara Safari is scaling Vison Massif in Antarctica, having been inspired by her recent visit to our center in Tehran. She is also following this up afterwards with a talk at an event in San Diego to raise awareness and funds for OMID. Mehrdad Erfani cycled some distance to help OMID, 340 miles to be precise. In doing so he raised over $6500 for OMID. Mehrdad Erfani pedaled from Pittsburgh to Washington, DC to raise funds and awareness for a cause that is near and dear to him. He rode again, six months later, this time 100K. Click here to read more about Merhdad Erfani’s Ride For Hope. When choosing an organization or volunteer activity to support, I look for causes that have touched me personally, that aim to strengthen communities by fostering tolerance and understanding, and that bring attention to causes and illnesses that most of us don’t struggle with on a daily basis.” Mehrdad Erfani _ Ride For Hope Zahra Ashrafi recently faced an amazing challenge, while supporting OMID. She ran 100K back to back in ultra-marathons in Antarctica and Chile. She also ran the first women’s 10K Tehran with 12 young women from OMID. Sponsoring Zahra helped her raise $6,100 which will make a big difference to many OMID girls lives. In the UK, a team of six London and Iran based professionals (above left to right: Rana Varshocrhi-Pirouz, Golriz Kolahi, Sam Behnia, Kaveh Goudarzi, Bahadur Ahramian and Xanyar Kamangar) ran to raise funds for OMID’s tuition costs campaign in the North London Half Marathon starting and finishing inside the historic Wembley Stadium, They have raised over £5060 exceeding their target to help with our education tuition fees appeal for two young women at OMID to go to university. The team set up their fundraising page through Virgin Money Giving. Why not set up your own fundraising page and link it to ours on Crowdrise (USA), Canada Helps or Virgin Money Giving (UK). It is also now really easy to set up a crowd fundraising page on Facebook too. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.