WE ARE EXACTLY A MONTH AWAY FROM the #WALK2ENDFGM

Today marks exactly one month from when we will stand together on the Washington National Mall to tell the world that there is no place for the practice of FGM.  We invite you to be a part of this memorable event.  Register at www.globalwomanpeacefoundation.org, select the pink “Register to Walk” button, and be a part our 5th year of #walk2endfgm.  Join us on Friday evening, October 26th when we collaborate with George Washington University in collectively dispelling the myths and misconceptions of FGM, a film trailer, In the Name of Your Daughter, a silent auction, and presentation of nominations and awards.  Then on Saturday, October 27th, Dr. Azizah al-Hibri, Professor Emerita of the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond and Professor of Philosophy will deliver the Keynote Address.  This year we have the largest international attendance in 5 years.  We will share with you some of the names next week.  The excitement is on as the countdown continues.  Please join us!

 

When:  2-day event – Friday, October 26th & Saturday, October 27, 2018.

Friday Itinerary: Red Carpet arrival at 6:00pm; Global Woman Awards, Film Trailer, Dispelling FGM Myths, and Silent Auction.

Saturday Itinerary: Assemble at 11:00am; pre-walk program at 12:00noon; 5K Walk starts at 1:30pm.

Friday’s Forecast:  High 70 Low 41 degrees, mostly sunny.

Saturday’s Forecast:  High 61 Low 44 degrees, mostly sunny.

Friday Evening Emcee:  Ashley Johnson of ANJ Public Relations Consulting

Saturday Afternoon Emcee:  Arielle Buchmann of WUSA 9

Special Saturday Prizes to:  3 teams that raise the 3 highest amounts

Auction Items Provided By:  The Kennedy Center, Ross Browne Studio, the NBA & the WNBA

International & Local Media Coverage:  Arranged by our Broadcast & Print Media Committee

Friday Location: Milken Institute for Public Health at George Washington University, 950 New Hampshire Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20052 (2 blocks from Foggy Bottom Metro Station)

Saturday 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

 

Volunteers are needed – To volunteer, contact us at info@globalwomanpeacefoundation.org or call 703-818-3787.  Register at www.globalwomanpeacefoundation.org and Walk To End FGM.

 

Don’t Miss Out on the Fun!!!

********We are reminding you to register if you have not done so******** 

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.

 

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.

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