The countdown continues…we are now only 15 days away from the big day, Saturday, October 15th. This is a weekly update to remind you to register if you have not already.
Weather Update: According to Accuweather forecast, high temperature 75 and low 56 with abundant sunshine. We will update the forecast each week leading up to Walk-Day.
Fundraising Update: The competition among the teams is tight. Here are the top 4 leading teams this week: Team “Rings” is currently in 1st place; Team “Africa Schools of Kenya” is in 2nd place; Team “Gandhi Global Center for Peace” is in 3rd place; and Team “MSP Club of NCA” is in 4th 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 46% of our goal. Meeting 100% of our goal, we will be able to send at least 3 or 4 young ladies for surgery this year. 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.
When: Saturday, October 15, 2016
Itinerary: Assemble at 12:00pm; pre-walk program at 1:00pm; walk starts at 2:00pm
Program: Speakers, Entertainment, Awards & Prizes
Emcees: Andrea Roane of WUSA News 9 & Meagan Fitzgerald of WRC News 4
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
- Register as a volunteer
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.