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susan-and-pattiFounded by two American women whose husbands were killed on September 11th, our mission is to reach beyond differences of culture and geography to embrace the most essential of connections: humanity. Afghan widows are highly vulnerable and trapped in an ever-deepening cycle of extreme poverty and helplessness.

Beyond the 11th provides grants to NGO programs that empower widows with the skills to generate their own income and become self-sufficient. We strongly believe that education is key to sustainable lasting social change.

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Beyond the Bike 2019

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Beyond the Bike 2019 will mark the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, when co-founder Susan Retik’s husband was killed on the first plane to hit the World Trade Center. We will ride in honor of all the victims and rescuers who lost their lives that day. But we will also ride in celebration of the countless acts of courage and humanity that have marked the 18 years since. More >>