The countdown continues…we are now only 16 days away from the big day, Saturday, October 21st.  We are continuing to send out weekly updates to remind you to register if you have not already.  Starting the 14th (7 days out) we will send out daily updates until Walk-Day.

Weather Update:  According to Accuweather forecast, high temperature 71 and low 49, mostly cloudy.  We will update the forecast leading up to Walk-Day.

Fundraising Update:  The competition among the teams is tight.  Here are the top 4 leading teams this week:  Team “Tobe Levin Von” is currently in 1st place; Team “Arifa Nasim” is in 2nd place; Team “Farzana Nasim” is in 3rd place.  Team leaders, please visit the site and check to see how your team is doing and if you have already reached your goal or have a ribbon.  3 top prizes will be awarded this year to the 3 teams that raise the highest amount.  There will be 2 consolation runner-up prizes for teams ending in 4th and 5th places.  To date, we have raised 54% of our goal.  Please help us reach 100% of our goal.  Let’s go teams!

Proceeds:  The proceeds raised from the Walk To End FGM are used to support the restorative surgeries of survivors of FGM, including group and one-on-one counseling.

 

Register to walk at www.globalwomanpeacefoundation.org and select the pink  button.

 

When:  Saturday, October 21, 2017

Itinerary: Assemble at 11:00am; pre-walk program at 12:00noon; walk starts at 1:30pm

Emcee:  Arielle Buchmann of WUSA News 9

International & Local Media Coverage:  America Matters, MB Network and PBS

Location:  National Sylvan Theater, Washington Memorial Drive, SW (Corner of 15th & Jefferson Streets, SW) Washington, D.C. 20024 (2 blocks from Smithsonian Metro Station)

 

Ways to Participate

  • Form a team and invite others to join your team and help raise funds
  • Join a team that is already formed
  • Register as an individual participant
  • Register as a virtual participant and help raise funds (if you are unable to attend)
  • Sponsor a team or an individual participant or sponsor the event
  • Be a Partner Organization with Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation in the Walk to End FGM

 

Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.  As such, your donations and registration fees are tax deductible to the maximum extent required by law.