WE ARE ONLY 5 DAYS FROM the #WALK2ENDFGM

We are almost at the finish line.  After a year of preparations, we are only 5 days away from the 5th #walk2endfgm.   We are excited and are looking forward to seeing you.  It is not too late to join us.  Register at www.globalwomanpeacefoundation.org, select the pink “Register to Walk” button, and be a part of this memorable event.

 

The last 2 weeks we shared statements from F.A. Cole and Severina Lemachokoti.  Now, here is what Mariam Bojang had to say:  “Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation has been my second family since my encounter with the team. It’s my home away from home and the organization has crossed my path with some of the most wonderful young women who have turned out to be my very good sisters. Since being involved with the organization, it has served as my safe haven. It is one place I know I can voice out my opinion and let my voice be heard without fear.  It has served as a platform for so many young women to be at the forefront and leaders in the achievement of gender equality and women empowerment. In addition to this, they have and continue to give so many women around the world a second chance in life, stay with, and support them through their journey to growth and empowerment.  The organization also serves as a learning tool for me, its members, and the general public. It has broken so many barriers to women empowerment, and has made it possible for women and girls to receive the education they need to develop themselves, and be able to grow in their respective communities.  Being passionate about what the organization does and my interest in women empowerment, I definitely couldn’t have asked for a better family to be part of and work together to address some of the issues faced by women. Here’s to many more years of successes, to Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation.”

 

The countdown continues.  Would you please join us? Mariam will be there!

 

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 54 Low 34 degrees, mostly sunny.

Saturday’s Forecast:  High 59 Low 42 degrees, cloudy.

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 and Norwa Jewelers from Thailand

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).  Parking is available at University Parking Garage (in Science & Engineering Hall) at 800 22nd Street, NW, between 22nd & 23rd Streets, Washington, D.C.  Evening maximum rate after 5:00 PM until 2:00 AM is a flat rate of $11.00.

 

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)

For Saturday attire, you might want to wear jeans or sweats and a warm shirt, and your walk t-shirt will go over it.  Wear comfortable walking shoes.

 

Ways to Participate

  • 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.

 

********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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