Uzma's Turkiye | Cycling Challenge
Category: Turkiye | Cycling Challenge Community
1,200.00 raised of 3,000.00

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Goal 3,000.00
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Palestine Emergency Appeal
Zakat Eligible

40 Years With Islamic Relief

Remembering a Legacy of Compassion and Change

For four decades, Islamic Relief has been weaving a thread of hope, compassion,
and positive change across 40 countries. With your support, we've touched the lives of 120 million
people, creating a world where no one is left behind. Join us in honoring our 40th anniversary and
continue the journey of transforming lives. Thank you for being part of our story.

This fundraiser is being organized by
Uzma Khan

Support My Ride to Provide Emergency Aid in Palestine

From September 14th to September 22nd, I'm participating in the Türkiye Cycling Challenge with Islamic Relief Canada to raise funds for emergency aid to the people of Palestine, who are enduring severe hardships.

Why This Matters: The people of Gaza are fleeing for their lives as they experience over 9 months of indiscriminate attacks, ongoing blockade, and a starvation diet. Over 89,097 Palestinians have been injured and 38,664 people killed, with 1.8 million people forcefully displaced. According to a study published in the journal Lancet, the death toll in Gaza could exceed 186,000. The lack of fuel, clean water, and limited food supplies has forced the healthcare system into a state of total collapse, causing significant levels of dehydration, starvation, and disease.

In the face of the most catastrophic destruction and humanitarian crisis to date in Gaza, children are paying the heaviest price. Nearly half of Gaza’s population are children, with over 450,000 currently left without a home. 25,000 Palestinian children have been orphaned and no longer have the emotional or financial support to survive, let alone thrive. Islamic Relief currently has hundreds of orphans registered in their system waiting to be sponsored, and with each passing day, more and more orphans are becoming in dire need of urgent support.

My Goal: I aim to raise $3,000 to supply food, sanitation essentials, and other basic survival items to those affected by this crisis. Islamic Relief is on the ground in Gaza, delivering daily ready-to-eat hot meals, hygiene kits, clean water, and psychosocial support for children. They have distributed 27 million hot meals thus far. Your support will directly fund these life-saving efforts.

The Challenge: Cycling through Turkey, I'll push my physical limits while immersing myself in the rich history of the Ottoman Empire. This unique experience not only challenges me but also provides an opportunity to give back to vulnerable communities.

How You Can Help:

Donate: Every contribution, big or small, brings us closer to delivering much-needed relief.

Share: Spread the word about this campaign to help garner more support.

Why I Care: The ongoing crisis in Gaza has devastating effects, particularly on children, who make up nearly 50% of the casualties. With tens of thousands of homes destroyed and countless families seeking shelter in overcrowded schools and hospitals, the need for basic survival items is urgent. By supporting Islamic Relief, we can help bring relief and dignity to those who need it most.

Join Me: Help me reach my $3,000 goal and make a tangible impact on the lives of those suffering in Gaza. Your generosity will provide essential aid and support to Palestinian families in desperate need.

Thank you for your support and for standing with the people of Palestine.

Donate Now and Make a Difference!


can provide life-saving essentials


can provide a family with life-saving food


can provide emergency medical supplies


people in need of humanitarian aid in Gaza


of population without access to clean water

Join us for an exhilarating adventure across Turkiye as we pedal through history with Islamic Relief Canada’s Cycling Challenge, where every mile counts towards changing lives.

Cycle through Turkiye and learn all about the Ottoman Empire!

This unique, one-of-a-kind challenge not only pushes you to the limits physically as you cycle through Turkiye but also allows you to learn and experience Ottoman history. You will have the chance to immerse yourself in this rich history by visiting key historical sites while accompanied by an experienced guide.

And all for a good cause – take on this challenge of a lifetime while raising funds to provide emergency aid in Palestine.

Date and Time: September 14-22

Registration Fee: $900

Fundraising Target: $3,000

Register by: July 1, 2024

Islamic Relief works with communities to strengthen their resilience to calamities, and we provide vital emergency aid when disasters occur.

We help the impoverished access basic services, including education, water and sanitation, as well as healthcare. We provide lasting routes out of poverty through our sustainable development schemes. Our integrated approach to progress is transforming communities worldwide.

We tackle the root causes of poverty and make sure that the world’s most vulnerable people have real influence in both our programs and advocacy.

Our key values, of compassion, justice, custodianship, sincerity and excellence – a critical part of our Islamic faith - inspire us each and every day to create positive change and remember the sanctity of life.

In line with Islamic teachings on the value of every human life, we provide assistance to whoever needs it most, regardless of race, religion or gender. We work to transform and save lives of people in crisis both Canada and across the world.

Let us share the khair from the blessings Allah has bestowed upon us.